“I’ve employed Melissa for multiple projects while with different organizations. Her work has always been on time, under budget and of the highest quality. Couldn’t ask for more.”
– Greg Davidson
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company
“EkMedia has been pivotal helping us shape the fast growing company we are today. Melissa makes herself available to a team of over 6+ marketing managers to fulfill many last minute requests and always delivers ahead of deadline. She works expediently, giving us dollar-over-dollar, the best marketing value around. Most importantly, she never sacrifices creative quality for speed and consistently provides a high caliber of design talent for our company’s high volume production needs- email newsletters, template development, banner ads, print ads, web design and more. From collaboration to concept to completion, EkMedia’s careful attention to detail makes us feel as if we were her only client. With great enthusiasm and without hesitation, I’d strongly recommend you enlist EkMedia for any sized project, both large and small.”
Marketing Manager, HomeAway
“We have worked with Melissa’s company on behalf of two clients, and I’m consistently appreciative of her attention to detail, quality of work, and willingness to brainstorm when a new solution is needed. I respect her approach to work, client service and time management. She is creative, on top of new marketing tools and social media strategies, and gives support and counsel that’s both tactical and strategic. Highly recommend!”
—Laura Bond Williams
Public Relations Professional and Writer
“In my long career, I’ve worked with dozens of graphic designers – most of whom flake out in a matter of months. Melissa is the exception. She’s got a brain for business, is extremely proficient and quick in her work, and always creates beautiful design that works. She always helps my messages sing with her great design, and she’s a huge asset to any team.”
– Leigh Choate, Marketing Communications Manager, Bazaarvoice
“You won’t find any better than ekMEDIA. Their portfolio speaks for itself. They are one of the few design companies that truly “understands” web design and is the only company I like to work with no matter the size or scope of project.”
– Andy Meadows
Live Oak Hosting
“We not only needed a website to express our professional development, we needed a trusted advisor to create an online presence that reflects our uniqueness. Melissa delivered a useful, well-organized and interactive website. In addition, she continues to be extremely helpful in its maintenance. ekMEDIA has gone above and beyond on several occasions. Melissa’s suggestions are genuinely made in our best interests, she creates quality work, and her turn-around time is fantastic. We very much enjoy working with Melissa and would highly recommend ekMEDIA to anyone.”
– Sheila Noxon, Operations Manager
Watkins Insurance Group
“Melissa, I think you can read my mind….when I only have time to give you a few bulletpoints you send me back a masterpiece. When I think there is too much direction, you design something surprisingly elegant. I always open your email immediately because it’s great to see how you make our ideas come to life, often better than imagined, and I frequenly turn to your work when I need to demonstrate effective creative. Thanks!”
– Molly Brooksbank
Interactive Specialist, Consulting, Convio
“Melissa was a client of mine (DogBoy’s Dog Ranch) before I became a client of hers. She has done and redone our websites and ad work for years and I would never use anyone else.
Melissa is not only a wonderful person to work with, but her turnaround time is incredible, and her creativity and talent is unmatched. She has done wonderful work with our sites, and always comes to me with new ideas of ways to make our site better. Recently she redid our website and gave us the power to make updates ourselves – this saved us money and made updating our site even easier, but we still always ask for the pro when we need anything complicated or creative done. She is the master!
I highly HIGHLY recommend Ek Media for any of your website or ad creation needs. She ROCKS!”
– Courtney Emken, Owner
DogBoy’s Dog Ranch
“I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa for nearly two years as a freelance web and email designer. In my work as an Interactive Marketing Consultant, I need to be able to help develop a client’s vision and make it a reality, and partnering with Melissa makes that job so much easier. She is so well-versed in what works visually in the online space, that it is easy to convey a concept and have her produce a design that is spot-on! In addition to the extremely high-quality of work, Melissa is so easy to work with as far as coordinating dates for deliverables and efficiently turning around revisions. I’ve really enjoyed working with Melissa and I have several clients who have expressed their delight with the designs that Melissa has produced. I highly recommend Melissa for your design needs and I personally look forward to working with her on future projects together.”
–Kate Millea, Interactive Marketing Consultant
“As VP, Marketing at HomeAway, I was introduced to Melissa during the summer of 2006. Our relationship marketing strategy relied heavily, almost exclusively, on email marketing, and I was in desperate need of a creative resource. When I met Melissa, I knew from her smile and “can do” attitude that we’d make a great team. Almost immediately, she proved me right.
She understood the brand(s), the mission and our sense of urgency in a way that was uncanny. Together with the HomeAway marketing team, Melissa went on to produce close to 100 email campaigns for multiple HomeAway brands between mid-2006 and the end of 2007. She consistently nailed the creative — not just the design and the html, but often the copy, too. And her turnaround time was remarkable. We pushed Melissa to produce on ridiculously short notice and she delivered, time after time after time — in hours, not days — astonishing me many times with the speed and quality of her work.
Bottom line — I would recommend Melissa to anyone seeking a creative digital resource. She wraps intelligence, discipline, creativity and technical prowess with a warm smile and infectiously positive attitude — and she gets the job done right, the first time. Not surprising to me that the team at HomeAway continues to rely on Melissa’s talent in marketing initiatives today.”
– Charles Zug,
VP Marketing at HomeAway
“Melissa Ek is one of my most valued and trusted colleagues. I count on ekMEDIA for my own company’s online presence, and have brought her in as a partner to develop websites for a number of my clients. Without exception, the companies and organizations I work with have been very pleased with Melissa’s service, professionalism and results.
Melissa is one of those rare professionals who consistently delivers quality and value, and is always a joy to work with.”
– Brenda Thompson, President
Brenda Thompson Communications
“ekMEDIA was a godsend when it came to creating our all-new, Incredible website! She created a fun design that truly captures our brand, worked diligently to complete the site on time, and we ended up with a beautiful new site. I get regular comments on the quality of the site, and our visitor counts keep going up and up. What’s more, Melissa’s expertise in working with small companies allows our franchisees to get their own site live in a very short amount of time.”
– Leigh Choate, VP of Marketing
Incredible Pizza Company
“I consulted with ekMEDIA when I first started my business.
What started with a powerful logo design has grown into a purpose-driven, results-oriented marketing campaign including business cards, coupons, web design, template creation–ekMEDIA has been with me every step of the way. The response time, attention to detail, creativity, and final products have been outstanding. ekMEDIA has been a huge asset to my business.”
-Jennifer C. Garner, Owner
Complete Physical Therapy & Sports, PLLC
“ekMEDIA always goes above and beyond to make sure my clients get exactly what they need. They ask insightful, intelligent questions at the beginning of the project, so there are never any surprises – and the client gets the benefit of ekMEDIA’s great ideas! Their work is always very clean, and their design just blows me away. I recommend them and use them for all my clients’ email and web marketing needs, with great results and success.”
– Leigh Haney, President & Founder
Leigh Haney Marketing, Inc.
“We’ve hired Melissa to create graphics for various marketing campaigns and to redesign our website. Her work is creative, solid, and clean. She can easily translate our ideas into design and is good at translating our corporate personality to the web.”
– Cynthia Oelkers
In the Moment Productions
“ekMedia did a fantastic job with the LunchDiscounts.com re-launch email! Not only did the graphics on the email tie in perfectly with the look and feel of our website, but we had an unprecedented 40% open ratio and 25% click throughs. Plus, we were able to recruit an additional 200 subscribers within 3 days after sending the email!
If you are looking for excellent quality and quick turnaround on your email or website projects, I highly recommend the top-notch team at ekMedia! They are truly a pleasure to work with and I will definitely use them again.”
– Patrick Bayne, aka “The Lunch Guy”
CEO of LunchDiscounts.com
“ekMEDIA did a great job of really listening to our needs and we are very pleased with the work that they provide for us. Our fragmented and confusing website was transformed into a professional and powerful sales tool that started generating quality sales leads immediately.
The newly-designed look and feel and easy functionality communicates our brand much more effectively and with clear results. Customers tell us they find the information that they want quickly. Prospects tell us they immediately see the value of our company versus our competitors and that makes them more comfortable in the buying process.
– Jim Martino, Director of Marketing and Member Services
“The email campaign we sent to our personal network to kick-off this small start-up really helped us jump start the business, gain referrals and tell the world about our new venture. The professional site and email really sets us apart from our competition.”
– Dayne Choate, President
Really Funny Defensive Driving
“I wanted to take a minute to let you know how happy I am with the website ekMEDIA designed. It sets us apart & above our competition…and it has already paid for itself! The 1st contact I had off the website, not even a week after it was up, placed an ad with us…I would never have found this client otherwise. Another client said he called us because he got our postcards in the mail, then went to our website. He looked at my competitor’s website, but said it wasn’t as high end as ours & looked unprofessional. That made the deciding factor. Please have anyone that is on the fence wondering if they should spend the money call ME. It WILL pay for itself!”
– Deb Yager, Publisher
Affluent Advertising Consultants
“I am completely satisfied – not only with the work that we contracted [ekMEDIA] to do, but also with the feedback and suggestions that you have made – that we didn’t know to ask for! Thanks again.”
– Valerie Arias, Director of Technology
“ekMEDIA is the most creative, efficient and easiest web development firm to work with. The designed our website, our email newsletter template, and have helped us with any technology problems we’ve had. They respond quickly, follow through quickly, and execute quickly – all with style and pizzazz.”
– Stacy Davidson, Owner
“Although I had given considerable thought to joining the information age and having my own web site I had no idea where to begin. When I actively began to think about a web site for my business ekMEDIA put a fire under that back burner and before I knew it I was up and running. They arranged the site in such a way that my clients can navigate it easily. This has resulted in my receiving more working contracts without having to do tons of paper work every time a client shows interest in my designs. Periodically I find it necessary to make updates to the site and they are quick to respond to my needs. If I had known it would be this easy to have a web site would have done so sooner!”
– Dakota Rogers, Owner
“When I needed a professional and well designed website, I chose ekMEDIA. Driven by creativity, a commitment to excellence and superior customer service, they gave me the tools I needed to succeed in today’s e-business economy. My website is professional, powerful, and far surpasses all my expectations, as does the team at ekMEDIA.”
– T. Marshall Jones, Owner
Living By Design
“In creating a new line of business, we needed a totally fresh image that fit our product and raised the bar above local (and national) competition. Within just a few days – way ahead of our deadline – ekMEDIA created a fun site that truly “speaks” to our target market: teenage boys and young men.
ekMEDIA also embraced new technological challenges by agreeing to set up our forum and photo gallery. This project showed me how versatile not only the design of this firm is, but how willing they are to “make it work” for us.”
– Leigh Choate, VP of Marketing
“ekMEDIA has consistently delivered ahead of schedule and within our budget. They are an integral part of our team and we would be lost without them. ekMEDIA provides us the edge that we need to exceed our customers expectations – every time.”
– Andy Meadows
Founder, Live Oak Interactive