Our culture is very unique. It is not that of an everyday agency. We are an established group of creatives who live to empower our luxury clients. Our team is strategically made up of interactive specialists, developers, writers, and artists. Each category plays an essential role and, when combined, makes up the well-oiled interactive machine that is AZDS Interactive Group.
Because AZDS is a design focused interactive agency we have a higher level of sophistication in our work. And although we are design focused, we strongly believe in using a number of marketing (and business intelligence) metrics (more than most marketers) to track the success of our work and our campaigns. We are committed to delivering high ROI interactive and social campaigns to our clients.
The brands that we work with inspire local culture and unique qualities. Our office culture is built on the belief that talented individuals will thrive in a fun and unique office environment. Although we take our work very seriously, we constantly use humor to enlighten one another. You could say that humor is truly our secret weapon.
At AZDS we foster the best aspects of startup culture because startup culture inspires innovation, brilliance, and clear ideas.
A mission by definition should be succinct. Be wary of companies with wordy mission pages. Our goal is to first thoroughly understand our client's brand and the specific customers that they are targeting. We then create innovative, clear, and trackable digital solutions.
We look for good design that works, and avoid design that doesn't. We are more than just a group of creatives. We are a team of visionaries that understand how your business works and how we can expand and transform it. We are guided by industry comparison, and establishing your brand as best in class. We incorporate a “hint of orange” in our work which allows us to differentiate and connect people to your brand online. We combine innovation with analytics to organically increase return on investment.
The better question is "Why not?" We build performance clauses into our contracts. We are confident in our innovative and unique strategies and creations. We are proud of anything we sign our name to. AZDS combines cutting-edge digital innovation with dynamic design. In our opinion, great design is what ultimately drives successful digital work.
As an interactive advertising agency, we see the world through a different lens.
The leader of the wolfpack.
Adam works in conjunction with some of the industry’s top creatives and founded AZDS after several years developing immunization registry software used by the CDC and other foreign health departments. He is truly a visionary in developing and creating "ideas that work." Adam is an ideas person and if you have the chance to meet with him, this will be evident within about 10 seconds. He is always trying to draw things on our office whiteboards that would only take about 30 seconds to say. His explanation is that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is Adam, a creative advertising mastermind.
Adam works with prestigious brands such as the Heavenly Spa by Westin, The PGA Tour, Montage Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, ETC Hotels (including Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar), the Opening Minds through the Arts Foundation, and the University of Denver. He has also been featured as an entrepreneurial dynamo by the Arizona Daily Star, is listed in "Who's Who in America," and was most recently published in The Journal of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (released at the 2012 HITEC Conference). Adam has an incredible repertoire for quality, and is also pretty nifty with the keys.
Ian's role at AZDS is quite complicated as it involves many facets of the business. Among a number of things he controls content, proofing, social networking, and many leadership tasks. Ian designs and establishes the most effective ways to create a successful digital campaign for the client. When we entrust our clients in his hands, he not only designs a home run play, but he knocks the ball out of the park. This is what keeps our clients smiling, and new clients lining up.
'The Rock' both figuratively and literally around AZDS, Ian keeps projects moving forward. He is from Salt Lake City, Utah, and his only serious problem is that he is a major Laker hater. This is something that doesn't bode well for him around the office. Adam always looks forward to some major trash talking each June :)
The Swedish Ping Pong Champ.
He leads our team in producing our loved client output reports. These are our monthly analytic reports that synthesize all online performance of content and initiatives into a simple output that compares results with the client's business. His writing skills are unparalleled within AZDS (Ian might disagree with that statement). Reporting directly under Ian, the lead of our client services department, Viktor ensures that every task is completed with our AZDS level of near perfect service.
Outside of the office Viktor is a skier and tennis player. He has even played tennis with Mats Wilander, who is one of the best Swedish players to ever take the court. Viktor won the match.
We are transparent and clear, it is who we are. Therefore our bread and butter is working with luxury hotels and luxury lifestyle brands. We are also the interactive agency of record for a wonderful non-profit educational foundation, Arts Integration Solutions. We love working with people that propel future digital innovators.
We work with luxury brands to assist in improving their online experience and increasing online conversions.
Interactive advertising is all about building and expanding a brand. The goal is to then share your brand with individuals that are likely to convert. It is known that over 90% percent of consumers ignore traditional banner ads and display advertising.
It is our belief that this is because companies are marketing to the wrong group of people, with the wrong message, on the wrong channels. At AZDS our philosophy is quite different, and we use sophisticated retargeting techniques (and not just any old retargeting) to correctly segment users and display relevant creative. When our clients give us the handoff, we generally sink the long three pointer. If you want details, let us give you specific case studies.
We design HTML5 advertisements, integrate video, build online advertising campaigns, work with local directories, and add a special AZDS sauce to expand placement. Our campaigns are often behaviorally and geographically targeted with revenue tracking built in. We also focus on search engine optimization in order to increase search engine placement. In short, we give you trackable results.
We excel at creating websites that are online brand experiences. We encourage you to check out our portfolio of websites in order to get a grasp for our abilities and talents. Our development team is like an army of Yodas in JS, JQUERY, HTML5/CSS3, ASP, and PHP/MYSQL (and generally use custom builds of Wordpress and Drupal for content management). Almost anything you desire, our team can get it done. We offer maintenance contracts that offer extraordinary service. Our goal is to get any and all changes completed within hours.
If you don't know, you can't get better. We work with extraordinary clients and their online experience should mirror extraordinary, nothing less. Our team uses custom analytic integrations with Google Analytics, Omniture, Crazy Egg, and other platforms to analyze user patterns, e-commerce opportunity, and drop-off. We don't just provide online stats, but we compare with other business metrics to actually provide business intelligence. Not just "what" or "why," but also "how."
Ask us about our custom e-mail marketing solutions. There isn’t anyone around that does what we do. We create entirely custom, elegant email blasts that represent the brand and that provide high ROI. Our customer service is what makes us different. Since we are full service, we write and design our client's e-mail campaigns and then custom code them within 24 hours. At AZDS everything happens within hours not days or weeks.
Let AZDS enhance your online presence through sophisticated inbound marketing and paid search. We don’t simply optimize, we optimize the right way, building exceptional content and allowing for that content to be shared virally and globally. This service is custom for every one of our clients.
Our SEO services are specifically designed to suit the needs of our clients (luxury hotels) and their respective clientele (high-net worth, cultured, and eccentric individuals). We don't want to boast, but we are quite good at improving search standings, creating amazing content, designing and creating online media plans, and creating social media apps and sweepstakes to generate organic fan growth.
We create social applications (think sweepstakes, contests and other customized social applications) to connect with guests and inspire sharing. At AZDS, we don't just do to do. We use analytics and business intelligence to ensure that what we are creating socially is in tune with the brand and will actually inspire sharing to provide a direct social ROI. We don't just build fans, we inspire growth of the brand online.