It's great to hear about case studies, final projects, website launches - but we wanted to understand why Alliance Investments decided to choose MadeByShape as their new digital partner. So we interviewed Jordan Stachini, Head of Marketing at Alliance and asked several questions.
I joined the business in December 2018, and promised to deliver the board a new website over the summer months. I began my search in mid-May 2019 and appointed Shape in the June. We kicked off start of July.
We considered 3 agencies.
Yes – I don’t trust anyone who I’ve not looked in the eye.
I just did a Google search for ‘Website agency Manchester’ and you guys ranked #1 organically.
I liked your website and the user journey. I also needed a digital agency that could not only deliver a website, but could also act as an extension of my in-house team post go live – and look after all of the hosting and technical SEO side of things, the same way a developer or in-house SEO expert would. I needed an agency that understood the commercial value that the new website had to drive. I also really liked what I read on the culture tab of the website – from the off you seemed to be people orientated, which is how I like to work.
‘Oh great… another hipster creative who looks about 12’ …. Joke… he well looks his age ;)
My first meeting was with you, Andy. Really friendly and welcoming – you had obviously spent time looking over the brief I had put together and challenged me on my thinking. There was no bullshit from the off, it was apparent that you had an unfailing belief in your team’s ability to deliver but not in a way that was blowing smoke up anyone’s arse. Jason and Andy (Co-Founders) are obviously grafters from everything they have achieved at their age – I was just really impressed and liked Andy as a person – I knew the website project would be in good hands and you would see me right.
It was very clear and again no bullshit – it was very obvious what everything cost and what was necessary and what were nice to haves, future considerations.