Creativity, promptness, reliability, focus on the end result. It is always a pleasure to work with "The Smiling Hippo"!
Maria Tzelepi, Business Unit Director
Preparing a digital project raises dozens of questions for any business. From sorting through what each business wants, to separating the needs and setting the goals for digital growth is the first step before making a plan.
Once we understand your company's position, trends in your industry and your expected outcome, we can help you organize a plan with the goals and milestones aligned towards that outcome.
Next, we suggest the services needed to achieve each goal and set points of contact and timelines. The needs of a project vary widely and could involve the combination of one or any of our services.
Time to bring it together. We begin the design and development of the project, during which the goals and needs are revisited at regular intervals. This allows us to optimize the outcome even if the project has been delivered.
They say that first impressions last. The first impression most people have of your business is your logo and the material you leave behind after your first meeting. Branding and marketing your business is vital for appealing to your target audience, but can be a difficult process to execute properly. Our extensive experience with an array of clients in different industries allows us to be as effective whether you are a startup or an established business looking to rebrand.
On average, it takes five seconds to keep a new visitor on your website. We're here to make sure your visitors not only stay longer, but also turn into customers. If you want a website, everything you need is on this list of services we provide.
As mobile device usage continues to expand, a mobile presence is becoming increasingly more significant for online businesses. In order to provide the best experience for smartphone and tablet users, online businesses should work towards creating a mobile application, mobile website, or responsive website.
Social media and online marketing services help to enhance your brand, your website traffic and your bottom line. Depending on the nature of your business, there are several forms of online marketing media that could be effective in driving traffic to your site.
Video has become the primary way of communicating online. It brings your message to life allowing for more than the visual aspect to speak for you. The use of video on your site or as a marketing tool on other sites is a state-of-the-art way to improve your company’s status and prestige.
The Smiling Hippo is a wonderful mix of great expertise in strategy and creativity, combined with tremendous effectiveness, flexibility and focus, that reassures the delivery of outstanding work in demanding projects. Nothing gets in their way in achieving the goals that have been set - a great partner for our business.
Theodore Politis, General Manager Albania
“The Hippo first cracked a smile in 2005 with the creation of a small company that focused on small but challenging web projects. What made us different was that we never used ready-made systems or templates and we still don’t. We wanted to provide our clients with tailor-made solutions that completely met their needs and even though many times that involved long nights and little sleep, we loved it!"
The educational backgrounds of the company founders are in marketing and bioinformatics research, strange you might think, but so far they have helped us along, allowing us to creatively integrate those fields into our work. That’s what makes The Smiling Hippo so special, if you like, and pardon the cockiness. We’re always out on the look for things that have never been done before, using the tools at hand to create something different, applying existing methods to solve new problems, and always, always, growing. Our favorite projects are those that involve no predefined way of doing something.