The Best Digital Strategy Firms in Minneapolis, MN

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The majority of purchasing decisions are being made through an online platform, so it is essential that companies invest in online strategies. Partnering with a digital strategy company gives you the benefit of working with a team that can provide your company with the tools it needs to effectively connect with people digitally, and boost online traffic.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top digital strategy agencies in Minneapolis. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Minneapolis Digital Strategy Firms

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    Hero Digital

    Hero Digital is a digital customer experience agency from San Francisco with additional offices in Philadelphia, Belleveu, Wash., Plano, Texas, Burbank, Calif. and New York City. It was founded in 2004 and has grown to a team of 214 employees. Hero Digital provides web development, web design, SEO, content marketing, and digital strategy services to mostly large enterprise clients. 

    Notable Project

    Hero Digital was hired by an art non-profit to take over a data migration after a previous vendor couldn't finish the project. Hero Digital went on to help with a general rebranding, redesigning and developing their website, managing SEO, and their Sitecore CMS. 

    "We were in bad shape before Delphic began working with us. We’ve already seen significant increases in traffic, visibility, and conversions. We’ve also engaged Delphic for some of our SEM and pay-per-click campaigns. They’ve optimized our content for search at least twice already. Over half of our Web traffic comes in from search engines, so we’re very, very pleased with that." – Web Production Coordinator, Non-Profit

    Former clients
    Western Digital
    Sephora
    Salesforce
    Aramark
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Davey Award (2016) , Sitecore North America: Best Real-Time Engagement (2016) , The Communicator Awards (2010)

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    Plaudit Design

    Plaudit Design is a full-service digital agency that was founded in 1998. With offices in both Saint Paul, Minn. and New York, Plaudit Design has a team of 12 employees that specializes in web design and development, digital strategy, and SEO. 

    Notable Project

    A bridal boutique hired Plaudit Design to help improve its online presence with a new website. Plaudit Design created a visually pleasing and responsive website that incorporated photographs, animation, and interactive features to help customers choose the perfect wedding dress.

     

    Former clients
    Clearfield
    Dominium Apartments
    21 West End
    Gopher Resource
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Saint Paul, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    W3 Awards (2017) , HOW Interactive Design Awards: Merit Award (2017) , Davey Awards: Gold & Silver (2017)

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    Ideas that Kick

    Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Ideas that Kick is a brand strategy, branding, and design agency that specializes in servicing small businesses and midmarket companies across a variety of industries. Founded in 2001, its teams of over ten experts all work with clients to follow an organized branding journey from start to finish.

    Notable Project

    Partnering with a regional opera company, Ideas that Kick provided extensive marketing research and industry insights to define a new target audience demographic while retaining their existing base. Ideas that Kick then worked to help with a complete rebranding operation. They brainstormed and implemented a strategy that featured messaging, logo design, and a total UX/UI redesign for an existing site. 

    “[Ideas That Kick] guided us through the process while allowing us to be imaginative in our approach.”  - CMO, Regional Opera Company 

    Former clients
    Becton Dickinson
    Cargill
    Deckers Brands
    Oxbow Animal Health
    Tone It Up
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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    O8

    O8 is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Minneapolis. Since their founding in 2010, their team has grown in size to 25 employees. They specialize in web development, web design, and digital strategy, and primarily work with small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses in the education, non-profit, and IT industries.
     

    Notable Project

    O8 developed a new website for a B2B software development company. They redesigned the frontend of the site, and created a backend framework to support localized versions of the website in different languages. O8 now oversees the company’s Drupal, database, and server host platform and provides ongoing advice and support on web security.

    “Origin Eight’s development met all requirements. We’ve had a positive experience working with their team. They demonstrate in-depth knowledge and a vested interest in our goals and success.” – Web Support Specialist, B2B Software Development Company
     

    Former clients
    The University of Minnesota
    HelpSystems.com
    Cornell University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
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    Speak!

    Speak! is a brand innovation agency with about 18 employees between its headquartered in Hillsboro, Oreg. headquarters and Minneapolis, Minn. office. They mostly work with midmarket businesses in the energy and IT sectors. Services include branding, web design, and content marketing services. 

    Notable Project

    Speak! was hired by a microbrewery to rework and expand its branding and distribution campaigns. The partnership mostly entailed competition research, audience targeting, and logo and print design.

    "They're very methodical in scoping out their work."  – VP of Board, Microbrewery

    Former clients
    Dell
    ProKarma
    Tektronix
    Prysm
    Open Sesame
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Silver Edison Award Innovative Services – Business Optimization (2014) , Bronze Best Publication for a Mobile Device by Content Marketing Institute (2012)

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    Cazarin Interactive

    Founded in 1998, Cazarin is an internet marketing company based in Minneapolis. Their team of about 15 specialists each focus on web design, custom software development, marketing strategy, SEO, print design, and PPC. They also support clients with social media marketing, conversion rate optimization (CRO), video production, and overall digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Cazarin worked with a business to develop a coherent and comprehensive brand strategy. The project's scope included logo design, web design, and print design across various marketing materials.

     

    Former clients
    Cameron's Coffee
    Bokers
    Spartan Nash
    Bone Foam
    FasTest Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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    Windmill Strategy

    Windmill Strategy is a Minneapolis agency that provides web design, web development, branding, and SEO to B2B, technical, industrial, life science and manufacturing companies. Windmill Strategy was founded in 2006 and has a team of around 15 employees.

    Notable Project

    A national leading producer of flow meters hired Windmill Strategy to create two Wordpress websites. The client also needed CRM implementation and ongoing services. The companies wanted to appeal to a broader range of decision-makers like C-level executives, business owners, engineers and purchasing managers.

    "If you're looking for a website design and strategy company to increase your traffic flow while updating your company's brand or starting from scratch, let Windmill Strategy handle it for you. You'll be soooo glad you did!" – Contract Manager

    Former clients
    Radux Devices
    Technical Tool Products
    MISCO
    Eyecon
    Docunet
    Primary Flow Signal
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
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    Prospectr Marketing

    Prospectr is a marketing agency founded in 1983. With over 20 employees on hand, Prospectr works to implement a range of services from web design, search engine optimization, branding, email marketing, digital strategy, and advertising. They are based in Minneapolis, Minn. and serve a multitude of different clients of varying sizes and industries.

    Notable Project

    Prospectr was hired by a commercial cleaning company to provide a digital approach to prospecting. They helped the client contact potential leads using a follow-up email system. As a result, the client closed on 30–40% of its leads, an extremely satisfying threshold for the industry.

    “They’re worth every penny we’ve spent on their services.”  – Regional Manager, Commercial Cleaning Company

    Former clients
    G2 Telecommunications
    Creative Arc
    VMC Capital
    Robert Drexler Associates
    Aikens Lake Lodge
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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    August Ash

    Development company August Ash has been around since 1999. The team of 20 is based in Bloomington, Minn. and provide web design and development, e-commerce development for Wordpress, Magento and Drupal, SEO and PPC, and other marketing services to small and mid-market clients

    Former clients
    Grace Church
    Impax
    Hecate Energy
    JTH Lighting
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Deubener Awards (2011) , Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal: Top 25 Web Development and Design Firms in the Twin Cities

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    Westwerk

    Founded in 2005, Westwerk is a digital agency headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. With a small team of around 5 employees, Westwork specializes in web development, web design, and UX/UI design.  

    Notable Project

    Westwerk was hired by a shopping mall to help individual merchants improve their marketing and advertising and improve the image of the mall as a whole. Westwerk provided general design services, both physically in the mall and online. The client has been impressed by Westwerk's creativity and has renewed their contract for an annual marketing campaign for three years.

    "Because the work was so impressive, [the merchants] became very creative in expanding their budget. I know [the budget] increased because they were so impressed with Westwerk." - Property Manager, Shopping Mall

    Former clients
    Zumba
    Boise State University
    Minnesota Opera
    Rush River Brewing Co.
    TicketFly
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    2015 Best Publishing Website & Best University Website - Web Awards

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    Authentic Form & Function

    Authentic Form & Function is a digital product studio with offices in Denver, Colo. and Minneapolis, Minn. Founded in 2013, they employ four staff specializing in custom web design and development, community engagement, photography and video, digital marketing, and VR. They work primarily with small and midmarket companies in real estate, consumer products, and hospitality.

    Notable Project

    Authentic Form & Function designed and developed a website for a management consulting company’s initiative to excite high schoolers about trade careers. They built a job board and parent portal and integrated them into a digital experience. The website has received entirely positive feedback from all parties, including students, schools, and employers.

    “Authentic Form & Function demonstrated creativity and critical thinking throughout the process by developing solutions that filled existing needs and integrating them seamlessly. They had some really creative design ideas when developing the look and feel of the site.” – Owner, Management Consulting Company

    Former clients
    Dynia Architects
    Prime West
    Evergreen Devco
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
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    Software for Good

    Software for Good is a computer software company that was founded in 2004. They are based in Minneapolis and primarily serve clients in the nonprofit, IT, and consumer products and services sectors.  Software for Good has about 19 employees that develop websites, mobile apps, and custom software development.

    Notable Project

    Software for Good developed a mobile app for a general merchandiser's web-based reporting system. They designed the UX to reflect the end-users' demographics. Software for Good built mirrored versions for iOS and Android. 

    "Our field team has been overwhelmingly receptive to the content and the ease of use, as it’s the largest IT initiative and biggest technological transformation that our company has gone through in 30 years." – Director of Operations, Merchandiser

    Former clients
    Biovest
    Children's Heartlink
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Fair Trade USA
    iMatter Youth
    Instruments in the Cloud
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Eureka! Innovation Award

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    Agency Squid

    Agency Squid is a marketing and advertising firm that is based in Minneapolis. Founded in 2015, Agency Squid's team of 3 employees specialize in digital strategy, advertising, and branding. The firm primarily works with small businesses but has experience working with mid-market sizes businesses as well. 

    Notable Project

    Agency Squid was tasked with redesigning an outdated website for a water purification company. Using WordPress, the team at Agency Squid equipped this new website with photographs, new web copy, and a redesigned logo. The client was very impressed with the team at Agency Squid. 

    "Their [Agency Squid's] attention to detail, knowledge of our industry, and almost immediate understanding of our needs as a client was highly impressive." – Sales and Operations Lead, Water Purification Company 

    Former clients
    Mike's;Hard Lemonade
    American Gem Trade Association
    White Claw Spiked Seltzer
    Arctic Cat
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
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    DUZ Creative, Inc

    DUZ Creative, Inc is a digital agency in Minneapolis. Founded in 2006, they have about 9 employees that serve clients in a wide range of sectors. Services include branding, advertising, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    DUZ Creative, Inc provided marketing strategy efforts for a photography company. They conducted audience research and produced policy and strategy consolidation. Their efforts have had a positive impact on the client’s business.

    “Their ability to listen is one of their biggest assets.” – Marketing Manager, Photography Company

    Former clients
    Lifetouch
    St. Catherine University
    Boston Scientific
    CPSI
    LifeTime
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Ciceron

    Ciceron is a digital agency based in Minneapolis with an office in Los Angeles. The agency, founded in 1995, has a team of more than 30 that provides media planning & buying, digital strategy, market research, and UX/UI design services to midmarket and enterprise companies, organizations, and institutions in the medical, arts and entertainment, financial services, and retail industries.

    Notable Project

    A children's healthcare organization hired Ciceron to re-platform, redesign, and rebuild their 7000-page public-facing website, overhauling and upgrading the content management system (allowing for easier management over time) to reduce site complexity, making the content mobile-responsive, and overhauling the content strategy and information architecture to improve the content's ranking in search, social, and SEO. Ciceron accomplished this in 12 months, reducing the number of pages by half. Because of this engagement, the organization's staff operational effectiveness significantly improved and enabled the internal teams to manage changes and content in the platform more quickly.

    "They even set up a war room during the long days of the site build, making it easy and efficient to push out a huge amount of work in a short period of time." - Former Director of Digital Marketing, Children' Healthcare Organization

    Former clients
    Warner Music Group
    Activision/Blizzard
    Securian Financial
    Be The Match
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. Magazine: Named one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies (2020) , Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: No. 24 in the Fast 50 (2020)

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    Bob The Website Builder

    Founded in 2012, Bob the Website Builder is a digital solutions company based in Lino Lakes, Minn. They provide advertising, branding, digital strategy, SEO, and web design services to clients from a variety of industries. 

    Notable Project

    Bob the Website builder worked with a business and career coach to make a new website and improve SEO. Their work led to an improvement in the business's search ranking. 

    "My website has become a great asset." – Coach, Business Consultancy

    Former clients
    Common Cents Bookkeeping
    Putnam Properties
    Rocket Realty
    Pro Tint of Minnesota
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Lino Lakes, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Edition Studios (formerly Nerland Co.)

    Founded in 2003, Edition Studios (formerly Nerland Co.) is a branding and interactive agency based in Minneapolis, Minn. With a small team of under 10 employees, Edition Studios specializes in web design, marketing strategy, and branding, aiming to partner primarily with small and midsize local businesses.

    Notable Project

    Edition Studios worked with a real estate developer to deliver marketing and website development that could improve the consistency of the client's brand messaging. As a result, the client has reported that, within a year, website traffic tripled and the company's Facebook page grew from around 45 followers to nearly 2,800 followers. 

    “We have basically tripled our website hits just by advertising it and all our collateral materials, and pushing our Facebook page as well.” - Marketing Coordinator, Real Estate Developer

    Former clients
    A.I.R
    Andrew Zimmern
    University of Minnesota
    Boomerang
    Anoka County Department of Health
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
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    Content Reactor

    Content Reactor is a marketing company based in Minneapolis. They were founded in 2017 and have a team of 7 employees. They specialize in content marketing, digital strategy, and email marketing.

    Notable Project

    Content Reactor did branding and SEO work for a coworking collective. They designed a new brand for the client and optimized their site for SEO. They used market research and insights from social media to create a brand that the client could transition seamlessly into. The client was very happy with the work and said that the brand persona that was developed had become a fundamental part of their business. 

    “They were flexible with every assignment and helped us work toward the results we wanted.” – Former Director of Technology & Marketing Operations, Coworking Collective
     

    Former clients
    JotForm
    Triptych
    Windmill Design
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
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