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Who We Are
We design, build & optimise DTC eCommerce stores. Our business model is underpinned by 3 core principles.
If you chase two rabbits you'll catch none. Our sole focus is partnering with design-led eCommerce brands to scale & optimise their DTC business. That’s all we’ll ever do. Our discipline to focus on one thing has served us pretty well so far.
Traditional agency commercial contracts are an old fashioned setup that have long underserved clients. They favour the agency’s profitability rather than the client’s ROI. Instead of our billings focusing on the time spent on a project, we focus on the value we create. Our client's pay for performance & nothing more.
Agencies are notorious for taking all of the cash & none of the risk. At iakoe, we feel the only true partnership is where effort, results & reward are balanced in true equilibrium between client & agency. For us, it comes down to courage. Courage to put your money where your mouth is. Courage to have skin in the game.
You’ve seen countless agencies offering the same service we do, & are likely tired of fluffy pitches describing “USPs” & their "competitive advantage". The reality is that the vast majority of agencies are overpriced & completely removed from the value that they promise to create. For us, we feel it’s our responsibility to deliver what is needed at a business level. We pride ourselves on our ability to measure, articulate & prove the value of our work.
Our lauded work doesn’t come from digital eureka but from a ruthless focus on doing one thing well. We encourage our talent to think about the agency as their business & to make a personal commitment to shaping our future together. With everyone sharing ideas, responsibility & rewards, we’re building an agency culture that breeds high performance.
An agency has to decide its path early on. Does it follow others? Or does it create a path that didn’t exist before. Most decide to follow. They don’t have to invent anything. Just copy. They don’t have to take risks. Just wait & see. But there is another way. An agency where ideas rule. Where people can come in & do their best work. Where it is accepted failure is byproduct of risk. Where trying new things is just the normal thing to do.
Our backgrounds span across design, engineering & marketing. The wealth of data we have access to provides performance KPIs required for tangible ROI metrics. We expect our talent to be able to measure, prove & clearly articulate the business value of our work at all times.
We care about being a performance-based agency. We’re not here to low ball deals or compete on lowest price. Our commercial model ensures both agency & client share in the value co-creation.
We talk a lot about constancy & consistency. Building landing pages, analysing data & being creative en route are crucial to the success of our model. We have to collaborate with clients at pace & also be efficient. If a client can’t guarantee speed, we’re not the right fit.