FAQs

Here are some of our most commonly asked questions:

1. Who is Strategy Driven Marketing (SDM)?
A highly-focused, strategy driven website design/development, graphic design and content generation company specializing in helping small to mid-size businesses grow. 

2. Where is Strategy Driven Marketing located?
We are headquartered in the Chicago suburbs. Luckily, our work can be done anywhere and we are lucky to have clients all over the country.

3. What does Strategy Driven Marketing do?
We utilize our extensive knowledge of what it takes to run and grow a business, coupled with our clean design style, to solve business problems through various marketing mediums.

4. Who Are Strategy Driven Marketing's clients?
SDM has experience servicing clients in a wide variety of industries. We work with everyone from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies and enjoy helping both with their marketing needs.

5. How much will a new site by Strategy Driven Marketing cost?
No two brands are the same and neither is the scope of their needs. Rest assured that we treat your money as we would our own. Having been involved directly, and through our clients, in building, growing and selling a number of businesses, we know exactly where you are at. We believe in maximizing your investment, so rest assured you will receive an honest proposal with your best interest in mind.  The more complex the project is, the more it is likely to cost.  Elements such as e-commerce, multimedia, mobile optimization and complex site structure can add to the overall project scope.  

6. How long does a website development take?
Our speed is only as good as the content and feedback we are receiving from you and your team. This also is reliant on the size and scope of the project. Typical projects can take anywhere from 4-12 weeks from project kick-off through site launch.  Rush services are also available...yep, you guessed it, rush jobs will likely cost more. Want to get answers on your specific project timeline? Just ask!

7. How do we begin?
The easiest way is to click here and tell us a little bit about your project.  Or you can reach out directly.

8. What if I need photos or video for my new site?
Each of our clients come to us with different assets. Stock photography is not included in the cost of your website design and development. We offer commercial photography and video services through our partners.  Additionally, we can assist you with licensing stock images from reputable sources. Time in sourcing these images will be billed at our hourly rate unless otherwise specified in your proposal.

9. Who provides the content and "puts it into" our new site?
Typically, clients provide the content based upon an approved site architecture. We place the content and teach you how to manage it. If you don’t have content or need help developing or editing it, that will be established in our initial call and be factored into the price of your website build.

10. What type of payment does Strategy Driven Marketing accept?
Payment via check is preferred. Other methods can be discussed but may incur additional processing fees. For items that will be resold (promotional items, apparel, etc.), SDM requires a copy of a resale certificate or will need to charge sales tax for the items.

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