About Us Our Mission

When you work with us, you get more than expert website design and results-driven marketing strategies - you get a (caffeine-fueled) team dedicated to your (massive) success.

It all starts with understanding your business, your audience, and your specific goals. From there, we work with you to develop a comprehensive plan that crosses all the t’s and dots all the i’s.

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Ready To Meet The Marketing and Design Team That's Here To Make Your Online Life A Whole Lot Easier?

If you're looking for a ragtag digital marketing firm in Wilmington, NC, you can't go wrong with our team of misfits. With years of experience in the field, we know what it takes to get your website to the top of the search engines and your audience's attention. We'll work with you to develop a custom marketing strategy that maximizes your ROI and helps you achieve your business goals faster. And of course, we offer a full range of digital marketing services, from SEO to pay-per-click advertising. So whether you're just starting out in the online world or you're ready to turn up the volume, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you grow your business.

Get To Know Who We Really Are Here's what really makes us different...

We believe in operating with transparency and integrity (our moms raised us right). And we work with you to make sure you have the tools and knowledge you need to grow your business and meet your objectives.

We’re not your ‘smoke and mirrors’ type of agency; performing mystical acts of SEO and PPC in a dark room somewhere. And we won’t overwhelm you with a bunch of tech-speak and expect you to know what we’re saying. Instead, we uncomplicate things. And make your online life easy. So you can do better things with your time.

Your website will be beautifully designed and completely optimized to meet your objectives. But, you’ll also have insight into our methods - we’ll explain why certain things work, and we’ll answer your questions.

Educating our clients on best practices and empowering them to proactively engage with their digital marketing is one of the ways we do things differently. 

And because we know not everyone is as excited to read technical SEO reports as we are, we’ve made ours visually compelling. They break SEO down and make it easy to understand.

Or, if you so choose, you can have a totally hands-off experience, knowing your online presence is being expertly managed.

It's All About The Process Our Approach Can Be Broken Down Like This...

Clearly Define Goals.

During your onboarding, we’ll discuss your specific objectives and define what success looks like.

Develop A Smart Strategy.

With your goals clearly defined, we’ll work together to develop a smart strategy to achieve them. Every detail will be considered to ensure you get maximum results.

Execute Expert Implemntation.

Once a strategy has been developed, putting it into action is the next step. And getting it right matters. Trust our experience to make the process smooth from start to finish.

Monitor and Schedule Regular Team Reviews.

With your project launched - be it a website, email sequence, or ad campaign, monitoring engagement, and measuring results is a critical step to meeting your objectives. We’ll keep an eye on everything - and we’ll keep you in the loop.

Pivot When Necessary.

Keeping an eye on the data is one thing, but you also need to know when something isn’t working or when it needs to be “tweaked” just a bit. We’ll analyze data, make adjustments, and pivot when needed to make sure you get the best results.

Digital Marketing Agency That Deliver Results & Predictable Outcomes

As a digital marketing agency, we know firsthand just how important our people and our process are when it comes to helping our clients increase and predict their revenue. Our team is made up of experts in the field who are passionate about not only delivering results, but also about keeping up with the constantly changing digital landscape.

And through our proven process, we're able to track every click and match it back to every dollar spent, so that our clients can see exactly what they're getting for their investment. We're conveniently located in downtown Wilmington, NC, and have been delivering successful digital marketing strategies for businesses of all sizes since 2011.

Best of all, we're able to do this at a price that our clients can afford. No matter what your business goals are, we're here to help you achieve them.

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Savannah Reeves

Savannah Reeves

Account Manager
Derek Schmidt

Derek Schmidt

Founder & CEO
Elizabeth Beasley

Elizabeth Beasley

Project Manager
Phillina Grainger - Executive Assistant

Phillina Grainger

Project Manager
Keith Fritz Operations Manager

Keith Fritz

Operations Manager
Rachel Hawkins - Digital Marketing

Rachel Hawkins

Digital Marketing Specialist
Bader Kharbat - Web Developer

Bader Kharbat

SEO & Developer

Maria Watson

Digital Marketing Specialist
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Adrian Ziółkowski

Web Developer

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DesignLoud, Inc
Based on 75 reviews
Derek is smart and excellent choice to help with anything pertaining to your website and he's funny!
Attended an online seminar with Derek concerning Google Tags, and as a complete novice with marketing and analytics, I actually understood what I can do to understand user behavior. I even installed a tag manager on my website...I think... Thanks DesignLoud!
Derek is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! He provides an valuable service and is a great resource to businesses and to our community! Thank you!
Expert in the field!
Fantastic very helpful
Great webinar packed with LOTS of on topic info that was very relevant to me as a solo business owner needing to learn more about marketing more effectively with keywords, etc. Was lovely to be able to ask questions and have them answered quickly along with all the content he delivered. Thank you!
Awesome work training small business owners like myself. Thank you so much😊
Derrick is amazing and super knowledgeable. He leaves me with a clear understanding to challenging topics
Not only is Derek Schmidt knowledgeable when it comes to marketing and webdesign, he can also explain relevant information in a way a non-expert can follow. I get my questions answered and can move my business forward with Derek's help.
Derek from DesignLoud always brings the fire!! Thank you for sharing your insight today around Content Marketing. Very helpful and I can't wait to implement some of the strategies within my business.
I attended a seminar that Derek hosted on the topic of Paid Social Marketing. Best class I've attended so far. Derek was able to stay on topic and get through all of his content in the allotted time while still providing meaty and relevant information. He went deep into truly actionable things to help our business with great examples and slides that will be easily followed post presentation. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Derek.
It was a very interesting class, he was very helpful!
Derek and his team are fantastic! I can’t recommend them enough.
Great information!
Awesome Company
Thank you, Derek for the SBC SEO Webinar. It was great to see both familiar information and the hands-on applications that makes the information take flight. Thanks again for sharing your expertise and insights in Digital Marketing.
Attended a virtual webinar with Derek on SEO. Fabulous presentation. Learned so much! Highly recommended.
Derek and DesignLoud always provide the most relevant info for your business niche and help simplify marketing tactics so you can effectively implement them.
Derek was great, very informative! Learned quite a bit taking his live web course.
Great speaker, very well put together presentation
I love the free website tool classes that Derek gives through the Wilmington SBC! He breaks things down so that we can actually understand them. Super helpful to me and my business.
Derek ROCKS!!! He is knowledgeable, patient, kind and generous. I will again use his services for my business and let my friends know as well. If you're seeking help with your digital media, DesignLoud, Inc. is the place!
Solid information presented in an understandable way. A vast amount to absorb covers many options.
Derek is a great instructor. Personable and very resourceful.
Great presentation. Lots of great information, well presented.
Derek just led a webinar talking about "on-site" SEO, and I'm astonished at the breadth and width of information and tools that he presented. It was a very informative and relaxed presentation that made the work possible given the number of tools he demonstrated and the goals on-site SEO should accomplish.
Derek offered a seminar with Cape Fear Community College for small business. He helped me tremendously to set up my Google Analytics and link to my Shopify account. Very informative! Would highly recommend him.
I've taken two classes facilitated by Derek Schmidt and I've gained so much invaluable information. The DesignLoud website is also an excellent resource for business owners interested in understanding and analyzing social media. Thank you!
Great service. Always ready to help solve problems and take some work off your plate. An intelligent staff that seems always ready and willing to help.
It is a great experience. Derek is very informative, knowledgeable and more than willing to share. I would recommend this to anyone in need of this information.
This webinar was very informative and greatly appreciated..
Very informative! Thank you for the content and information.
Awesome presentation... Very informative
Learned about useful tools that we can apply to our business page.
Derek offered a great seminar on Social Media Marketing to small business. Great tips, suggestions, and explanations to help small businesses. Highly recommend him - very knowledgeable and super presentation.
Derek led the most informative webinar I've ever attended on Facebook marketing. This guy really knows his stuff!
So much information! Definitely worthwhile
We personally use DesignLoud for all of our marketing needs. It helps knowing we have a dedicated team handling this for us so that we can focus 100% on patient care. They are quick to respond and handle any issues when they arise.
Huge help with Google analytics, and SEO for my website. 100% recommended.
A lot of information in a short period of time. Recommend a series of sessions.
Derek is awesome! He helped me get Google Analytics and Console set up and helped tremendously in understanding how it works. I 100% recommend DesignLoud, Inc if you ever need help on the backend of your website.
Derek, Kate, Hannah, and Danielle are the best team for web design and marketing ever! I cannot express how much I appreciate their support in kicking off and maintaining my website! I adore them!
The management and staff at DesignLoud are great to work with--knowledgeable, responsive, and very skilled in what they do. I highly recommend DesignLoud.
Derek Schmidt and his talented Design Loud team worked with me, a small business owner overwhelmed by social media, to develop an appealing, efficient, responsive website. They are innovative and consistently go ‘above and beyond’ to provide excellent service. Thank you Derek, Hannah, and Danielle!!!
Derick and the Design Loud team is setting the bar much higher in marketing strategies. Great work.
Provides highly effective, customized advertising strategies by getting to know your business and objectives. Can design a program for any size company. Valuable feedback to maximize performance.
We love our new website and it is getting attention. It is professionally done and for us cutting edge, the addition of Google ads, a welcomed plus. Kate and Hanna are a delight to work with.
Derek and his associates really know their stuff. You will not find a better provider of internet marketing services.
Oh my goodness. These guys are more than experts in their field. They are the field. They are led by a team of educated professionals who are in the business to look out for your best interest.Not only do they provide you with plenty of education to make a right decision, they have unbeatable prices and great personalities.We are a production company that utilizes their education to advance in our own business.How? Because their team just offers free education to any and everybody on how to advanced and social media and on your website and marketing.We love working together with these guys!
The DesignLoud team truly does treat you like you’re their number one client. And they mean it. Knowledgable, professional, honest and fun to work with. Cannot say enough good things about Derek, Kate and the DesignLoud team. HIGHLY recommend.
Such an amazing company. The staff at DesignLoud is so professional and on point it’s incredible.
I have had a website for years but it wasn’t until DesignLoud recreated it that it became the perfect tool it was meant to be. Since then I have gotten more inquiries than I ever have. The company is run by excellent people that actually listen to your needs and respond fast. The customer service is outstanding. The knowledge base runs deep and the greatest part is that they never seem to stop learning. Every time I turn around they are adding more to their repertoire. I highly recommend DesignLoud for ALL your website needs and then some!
DesignLoud is a very professional and skilled company. If you have any questions on how to market and promote your business. Look no further. I highly recommend!
This team is top notch! Responsive, forward thinking, and creative!
As a new client of DesignLoud I could not be more excited to begin our partnership! Speaking with Derek left me feeling so informed and impressed with the data and recommendations that he presented after doing a review of our company website and social media sights!If you have been considering revamping or building a new website I would highly recommend DesignLoud!
I have used Derek and the team at Design Loud for multiple website design and SEO projects. They have never let me down!
They do a great job and focus on transparency, which is typically missing from this market! I would recommend Derek and his team to anyone wanting to take their business up a notch!
DesignLoud is an innovative, cutting edge digital marketing firm, capable of transforming any sized business from having a weak presence online to being a powerhouse in the digital space.
Employees are always happy to assist and answer any questions. They are transparent and pleasant to work with.
Top Notch. From design to development to building an App for all platforms, these guys can do it all quickly and very reasonably. We have used MANY other developers in the past. None compare to DesignLoud. They really care about how your website does because they take it personally. Thanks a million! We wouldn't exist without you!
I can't really say enough about Derek and his team. My experience with DesignLoud was so starkly different from my experience with any other web designers or graphic artists that I have ever dealt with. They gave me exactly what I asked for and needed, and never tried to "upsell" me on things that I didn't. They cleaned up a HUGE mess that a former designer had left. They are very professional and knowledgeable but never speak over your head. The work is of the highest quality. But I guess I was most impressed with the reasonable price and the speed of the work. I have even had Derek make changes within hours. I realize this may not be possible all the time, but I know he cares about my business and about his work. I think Design Loud is just wonderful, and I am so thankful I found them.
Derek and his staff have helped my business tremendously! I was clueless with how to advertise online and how to financially benefit from our website. He has, very patiently, walked us through the process. Most importantly, he makes himself available to me and my staff. Many times I need last minute adjustments to our website and he immediately responds and takes care of our needs.

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Whatever your goals, the DesignLoud team is ready to help. We’ll take the time to listen to your needs and offer you thoughtful solutions to move forward (ones that are backed by our honesty and integrity).

Ready to work together? We can’t wait to hear from you.