Founded in 2013, Persist Digital is a digital marketing agency based in Montclair, New Jersey. As a full-service digital agency, the following services are available:
Persist has a professional team located in Europe and the United States. It focuses on small and mid-sized businesses, as well as start-ups and creative brands. While Persist Digital works with companies in all kinds of industries, it has focused experience in the bath and kitchen industries.
Here are a few of the digital marketing firm's credentials:
Over the past six years, Persist has accomplished the following:
If you still aren't sure, Persist offers several different digital marketing case studies online to demonstrate the outcomes of several clients' projects. They break down the services rendered, timeline, leads generated, revenue generated, and more.
Keep reading for pros and cons of working with Persist.
Persist describes itself as "a small digital agency with a select set of clients…" that has grown almost 100 percent from referrals. With its smaller size, the company emphasizes transparency, open communication, and tailored solutions. Persist Digital will help clients develop goals, strategies, and brands.
The company's website even states that it plans to stay a small scale agency. It wants to keep a personal touch with all clients.
While monthly reporting is provided, the Persist team also communicates with clients on any urgent matters with tools like Slack, Trello, Zoom, and WhatsApp.
The team acts as a strategic partner and doesn't make moves that your company doesn't want. It will ask for your approval, document any communication, and respect your priorities.
Persist even states that it won't take on a competitor while it is working with you.
Persist has in-depth experience in the kitchen and bath business, including custom-designed, ERP software for cabinet manufacturing companies and sellers.
KitchenDEV is the company's specialty arm for kitchen cabinet companies, designers, and builders. It offers specialized full-service digital marketing services for kitchen and cabinet businesses, as well as custom-designed software solutions:
Persist Digital offers a variety of services. While many digital marketing agencies require a potential customer to contact for ANY pricing details, Persist offers some pricing info online. Its helpful, especially for SMBs, to get an idea of what you are getting yourself into, to minimize the time spent contact companies that are out of your budget. While of course a quote is needed to determine specifics, here is a sample of what is available.
During onboarding and setup, all SEO packages include the following:
The tiered plans differ by the number of pages of copywriting you get:
|Pro SEO Package||Advanced SEO Package||Leader SEO Package|
|Onboarding and setup cost||$2,500||$3,500||$4,500|
|Pages of copy||
Up to 8 pages of SEO copy OR 4 pages of sales or technical writing
Up to 16 pages of SEO copy OR 8 pages of sales or technical copywriting
Up to 24 pages of SEO copy OR 12 pages of sales or technical writing
After the initial onboarding stage, an ongoing account is charged a monthly fee for basic SEO services.
All ongoing SEO packages include several services:
While all of those services are included, the ongoing monthly pricing is tiered based on a few different services, PPC budgeting, and the amount of work spent on your account. Here are the basic differences:
|Pro Ongoing SEO Package||Advanced Ongoing SEO Package||Leader Ongoing SEO Package|
|Cost per month||
|Hours of consultation||2||4||6|
|Video production and marketing services||No||Yes||Yes|
|PPC management||Basic||Budgets up to $3,000 per month||Budgets over $3,000 per month|
|Facebook Ads management||
|Emails sent for linkbuilding, outreach, and optimization||10||20||30|
|Business listings managed per month||4||8||
# locations covered by Persist's Reputation Management Tool and Google My Business placements managed and optimized with weekly posts
|Social media management||Basic||Advanced||
|Additional cost for B2B outreach per month||$250||$500||
|Additional monthly cost for email marketing||
While it's awesome that these price points are provided, not everyone will want or need pre-packaged services. With Persist Digital, Custom pricing packages are also available, but for more information, potential customers need to contact.
SEO improvements take time, but Persist clients normally see results in four to six months.
Persist Digital PPC clients get a dedicated account manager/advertising specialist that provides weekly updates. Clients get this personal point of contact to ask questions. Campaigns aren't on autopilot. They are given attention daily, weekly, and monthly, with changes made to improve performance to improve your cost per click.
Monthly reporting is included in all packages.
This agency offers a few different scales of PPC management services. They differ based on monthly budget, and keywords.
|Basic PPC Plan||Aggressive PPC Plan||Market Leader PPC Plan|
|Monthly PPC Ad Spend||Up to $2,500||$2,501–$15,000||$15,000 and Up|
|Max Keywords in Campaign||400||2,000||10,000|
|One-time Setup Fee||$1,000||$1,750||$2,500|
|Monthly Service Cost||$350||14% of monthly budget||12% of monthly budget|
PPC offerings include the following:
With Persist Digital, PPC clients retain ownership of their PPC accounts.
Potential customers also benefit from being able to learn about Persist's social media management services and pricing tiers, easily. Here is a quick breakdown of the different packages available:
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Social Posts per Month||15||30||45||60||75|
|Custom Images per Month||6||8||10||12||14|
|Social Media Contests||0||0||0||1||1|
Social management services also include monthly reporting to help understand the ROI of these services.
If you are interested in having Persist Digital help develop your business website, there are tons of options. There is even a free project estimator online to help you understand the price range you are looking at, depending on factors like style, the number of pages, copywriting needed, responsive design, and varying levels of e-commerce functionality, CMS, and database integration. Prices range from $1,000 for the most basic-level site possible to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the complexity of what you need to have built.
Persist offers monthly reporting for its ongoing services like PPC, SEO, social media management, and more. These reports help customers see exactly what is being done on their account, outcomes, and ROI.
Persist Digital does not offer refunds or guarantees. While some may see this as a negative, there are a few things to take into account. First, seeing results from SEO takes time. Second, before you see results, many many hours of work have been put in by a marketing agency's team. Guarantees and outlandish ranking claims can be seen as red flags to avoid. While we love to see a guarantee, some guarantees can lead to low quality content, and less-than-reputable SEO practices.
While Persist is a small digital marketing agency, and its prices are competitive, if you are purely looking for the lowest priced SEO and digital marketing services possible, this is not a good fit. However, if you are looking for a strategic partner that will work with you and provide high quality results, while still being upfront about pricing and services, you should contact Persist Digital for a consultation and estimate.