Standing Dog Interactive Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With New Website, Employee Initiative

Digital marketing agency in Dallas launches new site to showcase culture, "flextime" program that encourages work-life balance

Jul 15, 2015, 14:11 ET from Standing Dog Interactive

DALLAS, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Standing Dog Interactive celebrates 10 years of growth and success with the announcement of a reimagined website and new initiative that will take the digital marketing agency well into the future.

The award-winning company based in Dallas, TX has launched its new website on its 10th anniversary, July 15, 2015, to showcase its services and talented team. The site also puts a heavy emphasis on culture, shedding light on employee opportunities to volunteer in the community, participate in on-site yoga, get involved in sports leagues and take advantage of programs to promote a better work-life balance.

During what the digital marketing agency is coining "flextime," colleagues are able to create work schedules that allow them to balance business while making time for family, friends, health and personal interests. The program is designed to allow employees to work from wherever they choose — whether it's home, a local coffee shop or even out of state – as long as business objectives are being met. The initiative gives teammates the freedom to work when they feel the most productive, which enhances the quality and creativity of client deliverables.

Founded in 2005, Standing Dog began with CEO Mike Wylie and President Rob Phillips setting out to deliver innovative digital strategies in an industry that was just beginning to take off. Ten years later, the Internet marketing agency in Dallas has grown to over 70 employees and serves as a total strategic digital partner for clients in industries including hospitality, real estate, finance, retail and law. In 2012, the agency opened a second office in Houston to enhance its ability to cater to clients in Texas as well as around the world.

"We have been very fortunate to have outstanding clients serviced by highly skilled and talented individuals that deliver successful digital marketing strategies," Wylie said. "The vast majority of our business comes through referrals, which is a strong testament to the dedication we have to our clients."

While many companies never make it to this milestone, Phillips said he greatly attributes Standing Dog's longevity and success to its relationship-based approach that keeps clients soaring to new levels.

"We approach every engagement as if we are part of that client's team," said Phillips. "I think it creates a deeper and more strategic relationship. We've been told on numerous occasions by clients that they don't just view us as an agency but as an extension of their team. Omni Hotels has been a client since day one, which I feel says a lot about our work ethic and strategies."

Though not the first agency to combine the powers of search engine optimization, paid media, social media and quality content creation, the Dallas Internet marketing agency puts a heavy emphasis on personalization when creating digital solutions.

"One of the main differences between our agency and others in the industry is our ability to take a product-management approach," said Michael Curran, senior director of client services and one of the most tenured employees at the agency. "Rather than giving clients a laundry list of our services, we truly step in and create customized services and solutions tailored to each project's needs."

This approach has paid off for the agency, being named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2014, Standing Dog saw revenue reach $14.5 million with a projected $22 million anticipated this year. 

In addition to its commitment to clients, Standing Dog prides itself on focusing on the best interests of its employees.

"I love working here because we are provided with the tools and training to learn and thrive," said Kelsey Raaen, a senior client services manager who has been with the agency since 2012. "We all are so supportive of each other's successes, and we all take time to help each other and pass on the knowledge we are learning. Our managers also do a great job of not only mentoring and guiding us but also giving us enough independence to learn on our own and take true ownership of our work."

The agency will hold an informal employee gathering on July 15, 2015 at a local restaurant and bar to celebrate its successes and plans a bigger, more formal soiree on Aug. 7, 2015.

About Standing Dog Interactive
Standing Dog Interactive is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Dallas, Texas, with a second office in Houston. The company specializes in search engine optimization, paid media advertising, content marketing, social media and website design and development. Integrity and a relationship-based approach inspire trust and confidence from clients including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Omni Hotels, Ambridge Hospitality, Aqua Hotels and Resorts, Greystar, NorthPark, Capital Senior Living, Jewel Resorts, Seabourn, Boykin Management Company and Rydges Hotels and Resorts. With a focus on exceptional service, customized strategies and proactive problem solving, Standing Dog ensures clients' successes. For information, visit or call 1-214-696-9600.

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