TTDigitals: A Pune based Digital Marketing company (initially known as Digitalseed) delivering a cost-effective and Innovative Solutions to the clients.
This company offers a wide range of digital services including digital marketing, search engine optimization, website design and development, social media marketing; web hosting, branding, and creative services and content marketing.
In a short span of three years, the company has secured a decent position among top digital marketing agencies in Pune. TTDigitals has accumulated over 300 projects, 70 happy clients, and over 500 websites in its portfolio. The company was able to soar success due to its client-centric model, cost-effective services, different customized packages for small, medium, and large business and transparency in terms of cost, results as well as deliverables.
Mr. Hrishikesh Deshmukh, the founder of TTDigitals witnessed a significant gap between the clients and digital marketing agencies. He has 7+ years of experience in Digital Marketing/ Software development and has worked at various levels i.e. Digital Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Head at various reputed startups such as CommonFloor.com, Wheelstreet.com, etc.
We had a very healthy discussion with the founder Hrishikesh about this amazing Startup and here he describes everything about this agency, the challenges he faced during the initial stage of this Startup, growth/business model, future plans, etc.
“The moto behind starting digital marketing & web development organization was to deliver cost-effective performance marketing to clients who are not really from the same digital background. The problem I faced during my tenure at Wheelstreet was the agency that we had hired to execute the SEO activities, they had a little transparency about the work that they were doing and did not really have had a concern about the business they were providing to us. Even the charges were also too high when compared to the returns we were getting. That’s where I decided to start our own digital marketing agency to provide cost-effective, performance-driven marketing solutions to clients and scale their business to even indirectly scale our own business as well by building the trust.”
“The agency was launched in September 2016 with the name of Tirupati Technologies and brand name of Digitalseed. At that time, we were foraying to make our mark in the digital marketing domain of Pune. Our company was a seed that was looking to blossom through its digital services. So, the name Digitalseed looked apt. However, today, we are a well-known name in Pune. The seed has germinated and it is growing by leaps and bounds. We are among the fastest-growing digital marketing companies of Pune,” said Hrishikesh.
The Initial Stage:
I was from the middle-class segment and had family responsibilities, I chose to start my business from my native place where I could manage the cost well and even can settle the business without any external funding support so started the company at Latur. Now feels that it was the right decision to start an office here in Latur. We have now our offices both in Latur and Pune. Opening our office in Latur feels to be the successful decision because it gave the opportunity to few talented people who stayed in a small town even after having sufficient talent for getting a good-paying job at the city like Pune but due to their family problems or responsibilities they had to compromise but we were able to give them the opportunity and even could try to give justice to their talent, qualification, and aspirations.
Client-Centric Business Model:
“We believe in keeping the client well-informed of our services and we also allow them to measure the effectiveness of each campaign and assess ROI.” says Hrishikesh.
Their transparency in terms of pricing, deliverables, and services gives them an edge over their peers. A detailed delivery chart, marketing plan and break down of services along with prices are given to the clients before starting the work. They offer daily, weekly and monthly reports to their clients. Their clients can also gauge the ROI of their services. They even take regular feedback from the clients, and thereby make suitable changes.
What has been revenue, traction, and growth from the date of inception until now?
We have now served more than 200+ clients – small, medium scale since 2016 i.e. inception of the company, handled digital marketing budget of more than 15 Cr and created 100+ websites to date. We are now a small team of 15+ employees consist of content writers, digital markers, web developers, and graphics designers.
Final words for those chasing the startup dream:
Be patient; keep experimenting with what works for your company. There will be tough times, don’t lose hope. Not everyone cracks a model in one day, a month, or a year.
During the COVID, we considered it an opportunity and built up a Learning management system with the facility to take online exams, video sessions, and study material to digitise online learnings and have even plans to enter the digital learning space soon.