Digital Marketing Agency

Circa 1997,

Pigtail Pundits is born.

Unni and Rajesh team up.

Rajesh was in a business that was waiting for traction. Unni had renounced his job in advertising in search of a more meaningful existence. Both were bored stiff with careers that had ceased to be challenging.

The WWW beckoned, offered nirvana.

But the path to enlightenment wasn't easy. The duo toiled away tirelessly from out of a garage. Rajesh’s dad, the late Jogindernath Khanna, sponsored the garage:-)

Rajesh and Unni beat the streets looking for work. They over delivered on quality. And struggled to make ends meet.

 In retrospect, a wise decision.

Circa 2018. Pigtail Pundits is a full-service digital marketing agency.

We operate out of a single office in Mumbai.

We efficiently service hundreds of clients across the globe. From Las Vegas, Tampa Bay, Phoenix, Austin, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Hong Kong, Auckland, Dubai, Mumbai, Bangalore and Trivandrum.

1997

A pure design company focused on Indian Clients.

It took 28 visits before we got our first client. Rajtaru Studios, are you listening?

1998
Advertised web design services on Rob Frankel's mailing list.

Got our first overseas enquiry for designing a small website for a client based in San Fransisco - Echogent. The client was participating in an exhibition and wanted his website done before the exhibition (Are you listening, Scott?). This didn’t give us time. We delivered the site on schedule. The client loved it. The monies were wire transferred directly to our bank. 

Hamilton Wallace and Lyle Polok from the US started doing business with us.

 

Grew from a 3 to a 6 person organization.  We also added a slew websites for advertising and showbiz professionals and companies: Atul Kasbekar, Boman Irani, Highlight Films, Shiamak Davar...

2000
Grew our technology. Got an award.

We added Java/ Microsoft Technology skills to focus on Indian and International clients. 

At the Indian Advertising Festival 2000, we were awarded the Finalist Certificate for the Best Interactive Company/Brand of the year, by an international jury.

Visited our clients in the US, UK and Singapore. We stopped participating in awards as we felt that this was a results medium we were in and our peers don't award that.

2003
Abandoned Microsoft. Turned Open Source.

Embraced Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal. Became a marketing value-add company focused on Indian and International clients. 

Started training in-house, for all our resources in technology, creative and web marketing.

Visited our clients in the US, UK.

2009
Appointed as the digital marketing agency for Harley-Davidson India.

We also touch the 100% training mark in-house.

All the web disciplines - Tech, Creative & Copy, Online Marketing are covered. All our resource are trained in-house.

2010

Started Content Marketing for International Clients.

Abandoned Joomla. Stuck with WordPress and Drupal.

2014
Completed the NatGeo Traveller India magazine website in Processwire.

Easily one of the biggest projects we had attempted with a new technology with awesome functionality for editors.

Abandoned Drupal for Processwire CMS.

2015
Bagged the prestigious CSDC Systems website revamp project.

The website revamp and content marketing for CSDC Systems Inc, Toronto was entrusted to Pigtail Pundits. CSDC sells process automation systems to municipal and state governments.

2017
2017 was a watershed year for us.

We revamped and launched Writer Relocations website. Arguably, the best website in the moving business in India and probably the world.

Plus took the leads from content marketing and PPC for Writer Relocations to unprecedented levels. The Writer Relocations Blog managed by us got into spot 34 of the top 100 blogs in the moving business published by Feedspot.

The Writer Relocations website was featured in the ProcessWire Weekly, and this is what it had to say:

Thanks to Pigtail Pundits for sharing this site with us and congratulations to the client, Writer Relocations, for a wonderful site to match their exquisite brand. If I may add, this is one of the most polished sites that I've come across lately – a real masterpiece!

We also wrapped up the Writer Information Systems and Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa websites.

2018
Bagged the content marketing and SEO contracts for Glovve.com

Glovve.com is the first online moving marketplace in India. The new brand needed radical content and search engine optimisation ideas to shine through the very cluttered, spammy moving business in India. Pigtail Pundits was entrusted this online challenge by Glovve.

We are digital marketing partners for PPC, Social Media Marketing and B2B online marketing for Glovve.

We also work with Hilton-Shillim Retreat & Spa on paid social media promotions.

Our team is now stable at 20 folks.

What’s even better, we have survived, on our own. No funding. No borrowed capital. No debt. No bust. Just organic growth.

Growth has been generated purely from our revenues. Add to it a dash of doggedness, fair share of mistakes, falling down, getting up, discovering, learning, a focus on and an unflinching passion for what we do.

We have stuck to selling produce and we’re still around.

During our stint on the web, we were witness to the boom, the bust, and the in-betweens.

We at Pigtail Pundits knew how to build spades.

So when the Gold Rush happened we built more spades, ...err websites. We didn’t run for the gold and come to grief.

We’re still around as a result. Thank heavens for that.

We've perfected the art of remotely servicing our international clients from Mumbai.

It hasn't been easy. But, we think we're doing a pretty good job with clients and alliances in Mumbai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, New York, Toronto, Australia, New Zealand and London. 

Over the years, the project sizes have increased in value and sophistication.

Our clients keep coming back with more business and undiluted praise.

Our objectives, from 1997 till today remain the same.

Achieve extraordinary results for our clients. Through better thinking and thorough knowledge of the best practices in digital marketing.

Find cost-effective solutions for our clients, not just limited to what we know or can work with.

Challenge the status quo often to allow ourselves and our team to grow.

Tie up with partners who are better than us at what they do.

We teach digital marketing. Feel free to attend.

We invite entrepreneurs and professionals on alternate Saturdays to our office. We get them to share their problems with us.

We wrap our heads around these to build elegant solutions. There is no charge to this. This is our way of repaying the karmic debt of using Open Source Software.

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