Digital Strategy in Dallas: Meet RankHammer

RankHammer is different than most of your digital marketing agencies. First off, they were recently named Best Small Agency by the U.S. Search Awards. Congratulations on winning the award! But what separates RankHammer from other digital agencies is that they form digital strategy campaigns on the foundation of top level business thinking. Their goal is to generate revenue for their clients and providing users with greater value. RankHammer follows a simple rule that “successful online strategy is the result of a good business plan, quality content, and a little patience.” This process has led to RankHammer becoming an industry respected leader in digital, search, and online marketing.

Inside RankHammer

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Location: Dallas, TX

In Dallas Since: 2012 (as an agency)

Core Services: Digital Marketing, Strategy and Analytics

# of Employees: 6 (and growing)

# of Four-Legged Employees: 1 (home office cat, Angel)

Company Mantra: “We did this, you got that.”


Does your agency have a cool origin story?

Not sure it’s cool, but I looked for my business partner for well over a year. He’s the yin to my yang. He’s tech and very ordered, where I’m much more creative, strategic and free flowing. It’s this complement that makes us work well.


Most interesting physical thing in your office?

Our Google Partners Foosball Table.

What does #agencylife mean to you?

Never-ending challenges and problems to solve. The work is never done, and there’s always something that can be improved.

“How did RankHammer win the US search Award for Best Small Agency? We lived our values of Honor, Honesty, Humor and Humility.”

– Steve Hammer, President


Partners in Crime

In 10 Words or Less, What We Do for Our Clients:

Deliver measurable business growth online.


3 Characteristics We Look for in Potential Clients:

  • Data focused – We measure everything, so a client that doesn’t is illogical to us.
  • Strategic – Clients that focus on the big picture, not the shade of purple on a landing page.
  • Partners – we relish the freedom to brainstorm solutions together and go beyond tactical arrangements.

Our Clients Love Us Because:

We grow their businesses, and we have that data that proves it.


Clients We’ve Helped:

Ace Cash Express, Park Place, Monster Moto, Trend Micro, New Sound Hearing, and other ad agencies in town.(and lots we can’t reveal)



Bigger’n Dallas

The #1 Thing We Love About Dallas:

It’s an amazingly supportive community. Lots of people that might be considered “competition” in other places get together all the time and help each other out.


What makes Dallas the best city in Texas?

Patio dining in spring and fall. It’s a celebration that lasts for months and the joy is apparent.

Most admired local brands in Dallas?

Neiman Marcus – The name is synonymous with luxury and quality nationwide.

Most admired marketing/digital/design influencer in Dallas?

Stan Richards. He’s done some amazing work. A true legend.


What is one thing people don’t know about Dallas that they should know?

We’ve got great digital talent here. Our search engine marketing group puts on one of the premier search conferences and is one of the oldest in the nation. We’ve had agencies that have won major digital awards, including our US search awards win of best small agency. Finally, companies like match, hotels, Travelocity and even southwest are real digital leaders.

Best Restaurant in Dallas:

FT33 – precision and creativity that few others can match.



The Dallas High Five

To highlight and celebrate the thriving marketing and design community in Dallas, Agency Spotter decided to launch the Dallas Activation Series. With so many great agencies and hidden gems, the Dallas creative scene should never be overlooked! So join us as we take y’all on a trip through the best marketing agencies and design firms representing Big D.

Stay up-to-date on all the coverage during our #DallasSpotted Activation by visiting the Dallas Content Hub.

Daniel Kim