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BRAND MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA, KILLER CREATIVE & MORE

Founded in 1996, Return On Investment, Inc. (ROI) is an award-winning, full-service, DC area agency whose work is completely full of BS -- Brand Strategy, that is. That's why past and present clients -- from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, the NFL, Danaher, Booz Allen and many others, large and small -- rely on us to pinpoint, leverage and competitively exploit differentiated positioning for bottom-line benefits.

Headquartered in Northern Virginia, we are a small, but mighty team engineered to be fast around the learning curve, highly responsive and results-focused. ROI is ready to respond to you and your marketing needs with speed, precision, creativity and innovation.

We are listed in the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists as among the Greater Washington, D.C. area’s top 20 agencies. Each year, we plan, negotiate, purchase and steward many millions of client media dollars annually in the local/regional/national, traditional and online arenas.

We offer strategic, brand analysis, planning and positioning and the on- and offline media buying and creative skill sets needed to put your brand to work delivering measurable success. AND ... we don't garbage up what needs to happen with ideas that are off-target, burning money you'd rather have on hand. Instead our top thinkers drill into your marketplace situation to come up with a branding pathway that's authentic, doable, credible and measurably profitable. We know you'll be completely BSed - Beyond Satisfied!

We also offer an award-winning, full-service social media division specializing in mobile, digital and experiential campaigns. We are expert at prospect and customer engagement, online and off. When it comes to the variety of highly-targeted, social media marketing that can be deployed to your advantage, our longtime partner, ApolloBravo, enjoys a global reputation as a leading-edge, digital marketing innovator and business driver for companies large and small.

Need an award winning team of talented designers in-house, ready to expertly take on your next graphic design project? Got that, too! From annual reports to websites, print and digital campaigns, broadcast, marketing collateral and more, ROI's design studio makes your company shine.

Let's chat about your needs. If we can help, we'll tell you how. If we really can't, we'll tell you that, too. And that's no BS!

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OUR WORK

ROI's mission is helping clients sell - goods, services, positions and ideas.

To succeed, we employ a time-proven process, honed across more than two decades, that helps us do a deep drill into the brand - what brand owners think it represents, what the brand's target audience(s) think it represents and, if necessary, marrying the two, so that the brand mission, values and all elements of the brand platform accurately reflect the brand's differentiated value to the B2B, B2C or B2G target(s).

Does it work? Yep! Clients only stay with agencies that deliver measured, bottom-line success. So ... one of the best measures of our work's quality and value is our 8+ year, average for client/agency relationships (The 4A's average is under 3 years).

To quote an old, iconic ad campaign: "Try us. You'll like us!"

Client Reviews (4)

ROI: Best in Branding and Generating Results!

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I first started working with ROI eight years ago when they were the agency of record for my former employer. During that time we created several award winning commercials and campaigns that resulted in exponential growth for that organization. After joining the Executive Team at CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union as Chief Marketing Officer, I ascertained that our credit union needed creative branding and communications assistance in order to grow. I immediately called ROI. Elliot Dalberg and his team developed a creative mass media campaign coupled with social media services that we began running in January of this year. For the past eight months, we have seen 15% increase in loan volume and experienced positive member growth. Internet and radio advertising are now accounting for 12% of our new members.

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CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Banking
23 days ago

Awesome Agency!

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The team at ROI are incredible. We have been working with them for many years. They are a great group of people who are highly dependable, they react quickly to what you need, and are very strong collaborators and partners as you iterate on designs and materials. They have done everything from created excellent branding and image for our annual conferences, to helping us design and deliver our annual report. We chose this agency and will stick with them becuase of their high quality standards, their desire to get it right and willingness to work extremely hard to ensure we are more than satisfied.

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Fortive Corporation
Executive Office
27 days ago

Terrific, thorough

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The ROI team has been helping me deliver terrific annual reports and other creative projects since 2012. I'd be lost without them! This small team takes the time to understand my projects and companies, never has a shortage of new ideas, and always make me feel like I'm their only client. Every member of the team truly goes above and beyond to finish every project to the highest standards and on time, no matter what.

Danaher Corporation and Fortive Corporation
16 days ago

Strategic Marketing Agency

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I have worked with ROI for over 20 years for numerous programs. They have developed direct marketing campaigns for Sprint, designed brochures for Cable and Wireless and supported many other initiatives for my consulting clients. ROI is a full service agency which promotes team work to achieve maximum results.

Telecommunications
22 days ago
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