WCE had the pleasure of interviewing Krista McDaniel owner and founder of Kreative Media a Digital Marketing Agency in The Woodlands, TX. Learn all about Krista, why she chose to start her own business and what sets her & Kreative Media apart from the others!
~Tell us a little bit about your business and what you do
Kreative Media is a full service digital marketing agency. We specialize in website design, logo design, social media management, SEO, content creation, ad campaigns and all things digital.
~How or why did you decide to start your own business?
Before Kreative Media, I owned an upscale women’s clothing boutique for 10 years. I grew it to one of the top in the industry and had 2 locations before I started a family. I did this through innovative and creative ideas that no other boutiques were doing at the time. We were featured on ABC The Bachelor and on the news multiple times. I noticed a niche in the market for someone to actually help grow these businesses and think outside of the box. There’s a lot of digital marketing agency but I know what businesses actually need since I have been on the “other side” of business. All businesses really want is ROI and growing their brand. I am here to help you propel your brand to the top of your industry.
~Tell us about you- the business owner/owners so we can get to know you personally
I graduated from the University of Miami in 2012 (Go Canes)! After college, I moved back to The Woodlands where I started my clothing boutique and in the meantime met my husband. We have been married for 5 years and have 2 little girls who are 2 and 4 years old. When I am not behind the computer designing and working, you will find us out and about in The Woodlands.
~Why did you choose this business or industry?
My major was in Public Relations and I have always loved the digital design aspect. I love watching my client’s businesses grow and being along the journey with them. All of my clients, I consider my friends and we talk multiple times a day about new ways to market, content creation, email marketing, website updates and events that we could do.
~Did you have any major setbacks or obstacles getting started?
I knew the biggest challenge would be getting my first client. Surprisingly, one of the first clients I reached out to started right away. I have been blessed with the clients I work with and happily can say that every client I have started has stayed with Kreative Media. We have now expanded to help all industries from retail, real estate, law firms, med spas and more!
~What differentiates your business from your competition?
All of my clients appreciate that I have been on the other side of the business. I understand the struggles that brands go through and help to avoid those by being proactive and staying on top of the industry trends. I know what consumer’s want in a website and what works. I go above and beyond for all of my clients and work 7 days a week to make sure everyone is successful.
~What are you most proud of about your business?
I am truly proud of my clients and what we have been able to accomplish. Every one of my clients have grown 100x since I started working with them. I am proud of the start ups that I do a full package for which includes logo design, full website design, branding and social media management. I love watching their vision come to life and take off on their own. I love seeing the smile on my clients face when a campaign works and receiving online sales. I would say this industry has a lot of reward but you have to be ready to put in the work. I am here to do the “dirty” work to grow your brand while you focus on what you truly love.
~How has your industry changed in the last few months and how do you see it changing in the future (or will it)?
I believe people must go digital these days. If you don’t have a website or some type of online presence the brand your brand will be left in the dust. Brands must make it personal, people want to see who is behind the brand and get to know you! My business has grown 10x during these past few months because people understand the importance of being digital.
~Please share any pricing info of products or services
Our packages are completely customizable. We do everything from start-ups that need our full package (logo design, website design, branding and social media) to already established companies who just need SEO or a little push to take it to the next level. No project is too small or too big for us to handle.
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