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Case Study

The large tree specialists

Precision Landscape & Tree is a local tree company with a long and steady company history.

They were reliant on an old and antiquated, "phone book" style of marketing that resulted in declining leads year after year. Hoist was commissioned to provide a full slate of digital marketing services.

Through all facets of digital marketing, we were able to overcome the antiquated techniques and drive exponentially more leads to Precision.

Our Challenge

Create a better marketing strategy than the existing one and drive more leads to the company.

Quick Result

550%+ increase in leads with year-over-year growth, which subsequently allowed Precision to increase their staff from 10 to 50 people.

Project Efforts

Website design

Digital marketing

Paid ads

Social Media

Conversion Optimization

Humble beginnings

Precision Landscape & Tree had humble beginnings. What started out as just a couple of guys and a pickup truck, they were able to grow their business to a 10-person operation in a short period of time. But while the business flourished, they had no online presence.

A website makes a big difference

Precision used to rely on directories and mailers to connect with homeowners. Over time, that market died off. Precision needed to adapt. Hoist sprung into action and started by creating a modern website that could serve as their digital front door.

The website gets noticed at Microsoft

Ryan, founder of Hoist, spoke at the Microsoft NERD center in 2014. The topic was how to reach your audience through mobile and responsive design. At one point in the session, someone asked "How much did that design cost? $40,000?" Not quite. Needless to say, the audience loved seeing how responsive design could make the web experience easy for consumers.

The website gets noticed at Microsoft

Precision was a shining example that the people at Microsoft loved.

Homeowner connection marketing was rocket fuel

With an awesome website at their disposal, it was time to drive homeowners to it. Hoist embarked on a very diverse marketing campaign. Through content marketing, many social media campaigns, conversion optimization, review management, paid advertising and even more, Hoist delivered highly qualified leads to Precision, all through their website.

Analyzing viral blog posts

Over the course of time, we noticed that some of the content went viral. Tens of thousands of people were visiting the viral content. We decided to analyze the data and see how we can make something that's viral, even better. The net result: an increase in business for Precision Landscape & Tree.

Business growth leads to 500% increase in staffing

Through explosive business growth over the years while marketing with Hoist, Precision's staff increased from around 10 to over 50 employees. This has allowed Precision to buy new equipment and expand it's headquarters. Precision is now the leader in large tree services in Minnesota.

We wouldn't be here if it weren't for Hoist. What a wild ride, in a good way! You guys are the best.
Jason, Vice President

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