Testimonials and Recommendations

Real recommendations from LinkedIn, Amazon and HubSpot.

 

Testimonials and Recommendations

Real recommendations from LinkedIn, Amazon and HubSpot.

 

Testimonials and Recommendations

Real recommendations from LinkedIn, Amazon and HubSpot.

 

We believe that every business, every client, and every indivdual is unique.

Each has different objectives, brand-building aspirations, target audiences and marketing messages, not to mention distinctive personalities and brand promises.

But from working with hundreds of different people over our years in business, we’ve learned that at core of our best relationships there are a few commonalities as well... a willingness to collaborate, a recognition that we are people before companies, and that we truly value empowerment. And that we all get a charge out of the little things as much as the big ones.

On that note, we'd like to introduce a few of them here...


kevin burnsKevin Burns
Safety Speaker
2 Years Of Solid Growth And Still Growing

I hired Kayak 2 years ago to differentiate myself from the rest in an ever-crowding market. I bought-in to the positional inbound marketing concept. But, I didn't possess the expertise or the time to access HubSpot fully.

So I looked at a partner. Kayak brought more than just HubSpot. Their designers, social media experts, marketing strategists and website code experts allowed me to concentrate on what I was good at (writing) and let Kayak do what it is excellent at (solidly positioning me as different than my competitors).

Website visitors, blog readers, engagement, business leads and customers are all up and still climbing with each month outperforming the last. Choosing Kayak was one of the best decisions I ever made for my business. This is the largest year of revenues in my company's history. Without Kayak, I'd be muddling around in mediocre results.

Don't just look at HubSpot, choose a partner that uses Hubspot as part of a greater overall business strategy: Kayak.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

Christine DeGraffChristine DeGraff
Co-founder, Circloscope
Recommended Reading If Your Online Presence Isn't Working For You

I found "Building a Better Business Website" by Randy Milanovic to be an easy read filled with practical advice that businesses can use to help them improve their online presence. This is also a good handbook for web designers to read to help them learn to empower their clients so that they can work together as a team. Recommended.

(★★★★★ Amazon Reviews)

paul jackson linkedin 0a6eee5Paul Jackson
Omni Circuit Boards
A focused and effective marketing system that sets us far apart from the competition.

When we purchased Omni Circuit Boards, the Sales and Marketing plan relied on word-of-mouth and a tired mid-nineties web site. The future of the company relied on us finding the right Internet Marketing [team] to partner with. Based on a solid reputation and an open and honest preliminary discussion, we chose to work with Randy and his team at Kayak. The result of his creativity and hard work is a focused and effective marketing system that sets us far apart from the competition. I can't recommend [KAYAK] enough.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

david amerland David Amerland
7-time Best Selling Author on the topics of Online Marketing and the Semantic Web
You need a business partner. Someone who will take the trouble to understand your business and then work like it is theirs, adding their in-depth skills and expertise to your company's mix.

Semantic search and the semantic web 3.0 are a big deal. There is a gradual, accelerating transition from a web of websites to a web of people that magnifies every challenge possible. Marketing, branding and the 'simple' ability to do business have changed.

In this new environment you don't just need an execution agency. You need a business partner. Someone who will take the trouble to understand your business and then work like it is theirs, adding their in-depth skills and expertise to your company's mix. I have found Randy to be incredibly thoughtful, innovative, driven and focused. But above all these qualities he is also honest, trustworthy and human at a level that is humbling.

I have absolutely no reservation recommending his services and his company to any business looking for an edge in the new semantic web.

LinkedIn Recommendation

Morgan MelnykMorgan Melnyk
Marketing Coordinator
Content Marketing & SEO Tips All Rolled Into One

The current online marketing landscape is definitely changing and this eBook will help companies navigate the new online waters. It's jam packed with valuable information not only for improving SEO and content marketing but for developing an effective online strategy as a whole. A must read for online marketers & companies who are interested in honest & helpful content marketing tips. Thanks for the read. Cheers!

(★★★★★ Amazon Review.)

shelley pringle polarisprShelley Pringle
Principal, PolarisPR
They did an amazing job building a site that reflected the product’s brand positioning.

We’ve worked with Randy and his team at Kayak for several years, bringing them in on client projects and advising one another on different aspects of our respective businesses.

Kayak redesigned a client’s website, improving it with a better user experience and enhancing its visual appeal (and, of course, error free functionality). On another project, they created a micro site for one of our food industry clients. They did an amazing job building a site that reflected the product’s brand positioning.

Plus, they went above and beyond to incorporate subtle branding elements without overly commercializing the page. Kayak is reliable, easy to work with and professional.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

jody lockhart black earthJody Lockhart
General Manager, Black Earth Humics and MiniBulk
Rapid Progress

In 2011 I was brought on board at a start up company to increase awareness of our brand and release the sales constraints they were facing.

After a little research, we figured out that the old way of marketing and cold calling just wasn't going to cut it. In fact, we discovered that growers (aka farmers) are increasingly seeking crop solutions online. So the challenge was, how do we make them notice us?

Kayak provided the answer! Through total rebranding, rebuild of our website and ongoing SEO activities Randy and his team helped us make rapid progress. In our experience, Kayak has provided excellent service and insight on how to conduct online activities while managing your image and brand.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

natalie hoNatalie Ho
VP Sales & Marketing, LOGiQ3
Very responsive and help us tremendously.

I have been working with Randy and his team at KAYAK for about 2 years now. They are very responsive and help us tremendously on getting through technical items with HubSpot. We recently engaged them to work on migrating our Classic CMS over to COS - and they have been really helpful.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

scott shibley inspirusScott Shibley, EVP Sales & Marketing
Inspirus Rewards
The branding session was well crafted, and the Story book was very well written and told our unique story.

Many thanks to you and your staff for the great work that was done in creating the brand envisioning and website for Inspirus. The branding session was well crafted, and the Story book was very well written and told our unique story.

Kayak took our creative vision, assets, and thought leadership materials and built a cohesive back-end system for our website complete with successful workflows and CTA's. We are proud of our site and we thank you and the entire staff at Kayak for all of the great work that was done!

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

testimonial avatarPeter Birnbaum
CMO, Gladstone Marketing
Great Problem Solving and Delivery for Responsive.

Randy and his team provided top delivery for a complex site migration [from Wordpress to HubSpot]. Sometimes delivering what a client wants from what they have is at the margins of what technology and budgets can deliver. Kayak delivered with skill and unfettered professionalism.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

donna neumann linkedinDonna Neumann
Principal, Annie & Frederick
A strategic and technical revamp.

The team at Kayak masterminded a strategic and technical revamp of our website, delivering awesome results. They marry up an unusual mix of skills combining big picture thinking with equal attention to detail.

KAYAK is clearly committed to the highest professional and ethical standards. Working with them has been an excellent business decision, one which I look forward to continuing as we build out additional components of our website.

And Randy is very good at convincing an impatient client, yours truly, that it is worth making an effort to achieve the best outcome! Have already mentioned to several people that if they want quality and consistency for their web development and/or online marketing, Randy and his team at Kayak should be their go-to service provider.

LinkedIn Recommendation

amber speers linkedinAmber Speers
via LinkedIn
I am a big fan of Kayak's blog.

I just wanted to thank you for putting such great information out on your blog, and for being such an innovator in the internet marketing industry. I have been in the industry for about 6 years now (Nov 2013), and I can tell when someone is doing things right. You are.

LinkedIn Recommendation

testimonial avatarErnest Lehti
via LinkedIn
Win. Win. Win.

Today I met with Randy Milanovic. I have been a LinkedIn connection of his for a while because of the value he brings in his articles. I feel if I can take one golden nugget from everyone I meet and apply it to my life and job I have done well. From Randy I took several but the one I will share is something he said, "It's got to be a win, win, and win situation for everyone I do business with." I asked him why 3 wins. "A win for my company, a win for the client and a win for their client," he responded.

LinkedIn Recommendation

daniela codreanuDaniela Codreanu
Matco Financial
A reliable support system.

I've gone through lots of training with Kayak and always learn something new. The team provides great feedback and helps you focus on who your audience is; they always answer my numerous questions in a timely and positive manner. It is nice to have such a reliable support system!

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

kevin burns 100Kev Burns
Safety Speaker
I have taken several phone calls from prospective clients over the past 2 weeks – based just on my increased and daily presence on LinkedIn (something you told me I should be doing more of).

One turned into a 3-event contract over 3 days in mid-August, my absolutely slowest time of the year. Signed that one yesterday. Have a few more waiting on approvals. Looking forward to what Inbound Marketing will bring.

Let me express my thanks and admiration for what you and your team do. I know it's a slow process, and patience is required but I am beginning to see the light. This process has helped me become much more clear and articulate in my offer. So, uh, thanks.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

testimonial avatarMatthew Armstrong
ELRUS Aggregate Systems
[A] sound fundamental philosophy that quality content leads to a quality audience.

KAYAK designed its training course in a way that stripped down my perceptions of social media. They walked me through a simple yet highly effective game plan that focused on a combined approach to ELRUS' social media and internet presence. At the core of their training program is the sound fundamental philosophy that quality content leads to a quality audience.

Following this policy has rapidly expanded the global reach of ELRUS' marketing efforts.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

shelley pringle 100Shelley Pringle
Polaris PR / S. Pellegrino
Easy to work with.

We hired Randy and his team to create a [resource] landing page for one of our food industry clients [S. Pelligrino / Acqua Panna]. They did an amazing job of building a page that closely reflected the product's brand positioning. They also went above and beyond to incorporate subtle branding elements that our client greatly appreciated but did not overly commercialize the page. Randy is reliable, easy to work with and a true professional.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

testimonial avatarKen Wilson
Pivot Data Centres [Editor's note: Pivot has since been folded into the Rogers Media group of companies.]
Outstanding.

When I first joined [Pivot] to take over their marketing department, I was frankly very hesitant about continuing on with HubSpot. While I recognized the ease-of-use CMS and great reporting it provided, based on our company's prior website design, I felt there were too many limitations for me to take the website to the next level (which was sorely needed).

Turns out we just needed the pros to get at it. Randy and the Kayak creative team changed my opinion of that. He assured me Kayak could make our new site (within a HubSpot environment) look phenomenal, so I trusted him...and am I ever glad I did.

Beyond the website project, however, Kayak is a terrific online marketing partner and have provided me invaluable advice on how best to integrate an online strategy into the rest of our marketing strategy. I highly recommend Kayak.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

testimonial avatarJennifer Berry
Level 2 Sportswear
A website that matched our vision.

Kayak is our choice. When deciding to re-design our website, we knew that Kayak would be the place we would go. Randy [and his team] did not disappoint. He was always receptive to our requests and opinions and was amazing at producing a website that matched our vision.

The training that Kayak provided on using HubSpot was top notch - we always leave his office feeling like we are more prepared than when we walked in. Their knowledge in online marketing and SEO optimization is amazing!

We could not be happier and would highly recommend Kayak to anyone! Thanks Randy and team!

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

testimonial avatarGreg Helfrich
ELRUS Aggregate Systems
KAYAK changed the face of our marketing efforts for the good.

Great work! Randy and his team have changed the face of our marketing efforts for the good. He has helped us to understand social media in an industrial B2B market and our new website is really well designed.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)

testimonial avatarTracey Wharton
Wharton Interiors
Maximizing my site's ability to bring new business.

I am reguarly gaining new clients which I am confident are as a result of the work Kayak did. I have had a lot of positive feedback on the site with clients telling me the straightforward approach and ease of use brought them in. I'm very pleased and would absolutely recommend working with Kayak. These guys know what they are doing.

(★★★★★ HubSpot Partner Reviews.)


I had the pleasure of meeting Randy recently, where he offered valuable information about my website's SEO. His education in this area surpassed any information I could have obtained on my own. Randy’s patience and willingness to answer my questions did not go unnoticed. I would recommend Kayak Creative Services Inc. to any business in need of updating and improving traffic to their website. Lara Palset, Owner, Lara Palset Photography
[KAYAK] never ceases to amaze me. With a 1 hour meeting I have [gained concrete] knowledge on the importance of keywords, linking, and backend social media. Randy has always been known for his unique creativity but the [application] of his new knowledge and skills makes him a precious contact to have in your "rolodex". Call him, hire him and see for yourself. Ryan Berry
Randy is interesting, informative and fascinating. No matter what he does, he does with enthusiasm, energy and commitment. He is a joy to be around - infectious joy. Keep up the great work with clients and others. Jeff Nelson, President, Anduro Marketing
[KAYAK] has proven to be a valuable asset as a resource for our group of companies. Randy's creative thinking coupled with an ability to clarify subject matter and messages has given us direction and insight into who we are. In essence he becomes part of your team with an objective point of view that is actionable and results-oriented. Jody Lockhart
I have collaborated with Randy on many projects for more than 11 years. His professionalism and enthusiasm for what he does is infectious and second to none. When it comes to creating great marketing products, that fit within a budget, is delivered on time, and gets great results, Randy and his team should definately be your go to agency. Ted Knude, Owner, Ted Knude Photography
Randy has always been a joy to work with, He is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. He has successfully developed several amazing marketing plans for the companies I have worked for. I would highly recommend Randy as key player in promoting your ideas, company or strategies. Randy is a unique individual who will certainly make a positive impact in all his endeavours. Dean Dragland, Account Executive, Anvy Digital
I have had the pleasure of working with HandyRandy Communications (sister company to Kayak Creative) for over 9 years. Randy Milanovic was a key consultant in the early stages of the Level 2 concept. Randy designed our branding and determined market direction and focus during start up. The initial corporate branding package Randy designed for us was critical to the successful launch of Level 2. We continue to work with HandyRandy Communications for our marketing initiatives including customized catalogs, creative promotional product development, and website consulting. Our success would not have been possible without the valuable assistance from the team at HandyRandy Communications. Randy has demonstrated an elite level of business acumen and a skill in graphic design that never ceases to amaze me. I would not hesitate to recommend HandyRandy Communications to anyone looking for a truly unique creative experience. Ryan Berry
Randy was a real pleasure to work on behalf of my clients needs. His advertising campaigns were very insightful from concept to design, very accommodating on tight deadlines and always proud of his design work. Linda MacQuarrie, Sales Executive, Source Media Group
I have worked with Randy on a number of assignments. He thinks things through, works strategically and comes up with great solutions. He delivers too: on time and on budget. Rosemarie Enslin
Randy has helped our firm with graphic design from concept to implementation. He walked us through a thorough approach which helped us to integrate a design consistent with our firm's values and objectives. Sterling Rempel, CFP
Randy's creative execution delivers on the objective every time. He also has the ability to manage multiple projects and gets it done. I hope to work with Randy again in the future. Gary Marx, Media Planner & Buyer, Highwood Communications Ltd
It was a pleasure to provide components of Randy's creation for a global Oil corporation. Randy's friendly yet efficient directive style made for a great success and he subsequently followed that project with other opportunities for me to work with him. I felt I was an appreciated supplier which can be uncommon even after succeeding with projects. Yea! to Randy too for his great attitude on other business and life matters. Addison Lanier, Owner, SkyConcept Product Design, ArcSys FrameWorks
Randy has the ability to ask the right questions to capture your ideas and then, using his creative talents, he makes magic. David Bradley
I have used Randy to develop materials for a venture I was a part of and saw his work at companies I consulted with. A true professional at B2B marketing and good judge of content. Randy has high ethical standards and makes the non-marketing expert feel comfortable. Greg Helfrich
I had the pleasure of volunteering with Randy through the Society of Graphic Designers, Alberta South Chapter (GDC/ABS). Randy was instrumental in producing several successful event promotions for our Chapter events. Catherine Garden, FGDC, Student, School Of Visual Arts New York
Randy and I have worked on a few projects with clients. Randy has great ideas and he works well with people. I endorse his services strongly. Jeff Nelson, President, Anduro Marketing
Randy is a creative, innovative designer. He's to the point and easy to work with. Randy understands how to come up with strong solutions to client needs. Guy Parsons, Principal, GP/VC Inc.
Randy has always been very passionate about helping his clients, and our clients succeed. Stephan Rota
I have worked with Randy for many clients over the decade. He is a creative strategist and designer who creates positive marketing results for clients. When creating marketing plans and products for his clients, Randy always draws from his strategic alliances he has created over time. In doing this he gives his clients just what they need, while keeping costs down. Ted Knude, Photographer, Ted Knude Photography
We interviewed with Randy to discuss his services/recommendations. I found him to be very creative & honest. Randy forced us to take a hard look at the customer's experience within our retail stores, pointing out some weaknesses & inconsistencies. He made excellent suggestions that I fully supported. I would wholeheartedly recommend Randy for his company's marketing services. Rick Couture, Retail Sales & Marketing Director, Go-Mango Fitness Equipment

 

building a better business website book by Randy Milanovic
Kayak Online Marketing's 3 Essential Worksheets for Online Marketers free download
findability book by Randy Milanovic including the 21 new rules of content marketing
Building a Better Business Website ebook
Download the Lead Capture Toolkit for Business Marketers
Findability ebook: Why Search Engine Optimization is Dying + 21 New Rules of Content Marketing
building a better business website book by Randy Milanovic
Kayak Online Marketing's 3 Essential Worksheets for Online Marketers free download
findability book by Randy Milanovic including the 21 new rules of content marketing