About St. Louis Digital Media

Founding Story & Mission

St. Louis Digital Media was founded in 2012 focused on a mission to drive real digital marketing results for small to medium-size businesses, caring about customers as people, and delivering quality work.

Before starting St. Louis Digital Media, I was a digital media consultant for a few companies offering internet marketing solutions to local businesses. After about 5 years, it became clear that the majority of digital marketing companies are not interested in providing real customer value. They are interested in taking advantage of customers who lack digital marketing knowledge and are shifting traditional advertising dollars to a digital strategy. Customers pay exorbitant prices for subpar products and services with very little return.

I felt compelled to flip the formula by focusing on building long-term customer relationships and driving real results. If we could do this well, revenue and growth would follow organically.

To get started, I volunteered my digital marketing services to a couple of friends who owned small businesses. Our partnership provided the opportunity to develop solutions that provide real business results. With the success formula proven out, it was time for me to take the leap and launch St. Louis Digital Media.

Since then, our business has grown year-over-year through referrals, word-of-mouth and using our own proven digital marketing methods. Today, St. Louis Digital Media serves customers located throughout the US & Canada with a team of service-minded people committed to pursuing the mission by living up to these values every day:

Create Real Customer Value

  • Do what it takes to drive real results for the customer.
  • Get to know customers personally. Care about them as people.
  • Be responsive and accountable for great customer service.

Challenge the Work

  • Challenge to improve yourself, the team, and the process. Find a way.
  • Practice honest straight-talk. Be coachable. Welcome and use critique.
  • Own mistakes, fix them, learn from them, move on.

Appreciate the Work

  • Appreciate doing the work, not just the end result.
  • Preparation before execution. Trust the process.
  • Do your best to bring 100%, all day every day. Focus on what you can control.

Work as a Team

  • Attitude, character, dependability, grit, and consistency outweigh talent.
  • Build positive, real-world relationships with co-workers and clients. Clients are teammates too.
  • Be welcoming. Create an environment where people can be themselves and succeed.
Kyle ODonnell's Signature

Kyle ODonnell
President, St. Louis Digital Media

Certified Google Adwords Partner

Google Partner

St. Louis Digital Media is a Google Ads Certified Partner.

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Expertise Best Web Designers in St. Louis 2018

Best Web Designer in St. Louis 2018 & 2019

Expertise looked at 100 Web designers in St. Louis and picked the top 27... We were named as one of them.

Expertise Best SEO Agencies in St. Louis 2019

Best SEO Agency in St. Louis 2019

Expertise looked at 64 SEO Agencies in St. Louis and picked the top 9... We were named as one of them.

Clients

Here are a few of the 240+ businesses and organizations who have trusted our services.

Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill
Sybergs
Helen Fitzgeralds
Harpos
Sit Means Sit Dog Training
99.1 Joy FM
590 the Fan
Rooterman Plumbers
Chesterfield Sports Fusion
Dream Play Recreation
New City School
Washington Smiles
Beseda Flooring
Cubicle.com
Warehouse of Fixtures
Padberg, Corrigan & Appelbaum
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Our Team

The St. Louis Digital Media team! We are looking to expand too. Click here to see our current openings.

Kyle ODonnell

Kyle ODonnell
President / Founder

Kelly Lacey

Kelly Lacey
Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer

Drew Berry

Drew Berry
Social Account Manager

Courtney Tinker

Courtney Tinker
Office Manager

Nicky Althoff

Nicky Althoff
Content Marketing Intern

Emily Mclanahan-Hluzek

Emily Mclanahan-Hluzek
Content Marketing Intern

Kasey Wilson

Kasey Wilson
Content Design Intern

Timeline

Learn about our history and a few things we have accomplished so far.

  • St. Louis Digital Media logo 2012.

    St. Louis Digital Media Founded

    Nov 2012

    St. Louis Digital Media is established! Our President and Founder, Kyle ODonnell, starts out as a one-man shop out of a makeshift office in his second bedroom. He immediately built solid client relationships that laid the ground work for our future growth.

  • Andrew Berry of St. Louis Digital Media

    Drew Berry Joins the Team

    May 2013

    St. Louis Digital Media brings on Drew Berry... Our first employee. Drew is multi-talented with a business and design background. He is also the person who manages your social media marketing campaigns.

  • St. Louis Digital Media Old Logo 2013

    Brand Update

    Jun 2013

    We decided to change our branding to something a little more original. Our previous logo looked too much like the Cardinals and was difficult to interpret our name. The new logo solved both of these issues with a clean-updated style.

  • Google Engage All-Stars Winner Badge

    Google Engage All-Stars Competition Winner

    Jul 2013

    St. Louis Digital Media was named a Google Engage All-Stars Competition Winner! Winners were chosen by achieving quality benchmarks across Client accounts and surpassing new Adwords revenue growth goals over a given time period.

  • Google Adwords Certified Partner Badge 2013

    Google AdWords Certified Partner Status Achieved

    Oct 2013

    In less than a year's time, St. Louis Digital Media met the necessary requirements to become a Google Adwords Certified Partner. We proudly have held this status since.

    Read more about our Google Adwords Certification.

  • St. Louis Digital Media Lobby

    St. Louis Digital Media Moves Into a New Office.

    Jan 2015

    Working with 3 people in cramped second-bedroom-turned-office wasn't the best environment. We simply out grew the space and needed to move on. So we moved into a private office at 1810 Craig Rd just south of Westport in St. Louis County Missouri.

  • St. Louis Digital Media Google Put Your Business On The Maps Partner

    St. Louis Digital Media Named as a Google Let's Put Our Cities on the Map Partner

    Mar 2015

    St. Louis Digital Media becomes a Google Let's Put Our Cities on the Map Partner. This partnership verifies our Google My Business listing management credentials. As a partner, we conduct Google-endorsed training workshops educating businesses and organizations about Google's My Business, Analytics, Adwords, and other Google tools / services.

  • St. Louis Digital Media Named to BBB Committee

    Named to St. Louis BBB Communications Committee

    Aug 2015

    St. Louis Digital Media joins the Better Business Bureau's Communications Committee. The Committee's goal is to expand the St. Louis BBB's market presence and inform area consumers of local scams and alerts.

  • Google Maps Presentation for Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce

    Google Maps Presentation for Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce

    Sep 2015

    The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce invited us to present a two part Google educational series to their members. The first seminar covered how to verify and optimize Google My Business listings. The second was a introduction to Google Analytics and how it can value your business.

  • Current Website and Branding

    Current Website and Branding

    Feb 2016

    Well we decided to update our branding once again. This time we wanted a warmer, more inviting appeal as we felt our previous logo and website were too cold. There is no doubt about it that our current branding is fun, bright and friendly!

  • Kelly McGarry Joins the Team

    Kelly Lacey Joins the Team

    Apr 2016

    Kelly joined our team shortly after moving from Chicago; where she worked as a graphic designer and marketing manager for a non-profit organization. Not-coincidentally, that is exactly what she does here and does it very well! Kelly is the person who brings your website ideas to life.

  • Washington Chamber of Commerce Presentation

    Google Analytics Presentation for the Washington Chamber of Commerce

    Jun 2016

    As part of Google's Let's Put Our Cities on the Map program, we gave an educational presentation covering Google Analytics to the Washington (Missouri) Chamber of Commerce and it's members.

  • STLDM Westport Office

    St. Louis Digital Media Moves into a New Office

    Apr 2017

    With our team growing, we were in need of a bigger office. We packed our bags and moved into a new space at 2200 West Port Plaza Drive!

  • 5 Years In Business

    5 Years In Business

    Nov 2017

    November 7th, 2017 marked a special milestone at St. Louis Digital Media, we celebrated our 5th year of being in business! We attribute our growth to our amazing group of clients, our hardworking team, and the commitment we have to providing the best internet marketing solution possible. It’s been an exciting five years, and we’re looking forward to many more to come!

  • Nicky Althoff Joins the Team

    Nicky Althoff Joins the Team

    June 2018

    A Senior at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, Nicky is Majoring in Psychology and Brain Sciences & Double Minoring in Marketing and English Literature. Nicky joined the team as a Content Marketing Intern and has been an immediate success! Nicky is a coffee connoisseur and enjoys visiting all of the great Coffee Shops St. Louis has to offer.

  • Emily Mclanahan-Hluzek Joins the Team

    Emily Mclanahan-Hluzek Joins the Team

    June 2018

    Emily is currently Double Majoring in Journalism & Sociology at the World's First School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She was brought on as one of our new Content Marketing Interns and is learning something new every day. While Emily is home from Mizzou and working in the office, she's able to do what she loves; write and create content for our clients blogs and websites.

  • Courtney Tinker Joins the Team

    Courtney Tinker Joins the Team

    Sept 2018

    Courtney is a St. Louis native that attended Missouri State University where she studied Entertainment Management. After moving back from Kansas City, Courtney joined our team as our Office Manager. She will be responsible for organizing the correspondence with our clients, while also assisting our team with her wide range of talents.

  • Kasey Wilson Joins the Team

    Kasey Wilson Joins the Team

    May 2019

    Kasey is currently a Senior at Lindenwood University majoring in Interactive Media & Web Design with a minor in Graphic Design. Kasey comes from a small town in Illinois and moved to St. Louis at the end of 2019. Being new to the St. Louis area he is eager to explore and see what our beautiful city has to offer.

More to come.

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