Humbly speaking, we’re pretty awesome! We’ve won numerous industry awards including the prestigious “Website of the Year” awarded by The WDA (Web Developers Association), but we’re even more proud of what our clients say about us. DotCom has been creating websites and designing digital strategies since 1995. Recognized as one of the top digital firms in the United States(Forbes 2008), DotCom moved out of the Fortune 500 space to help small to mid-sized businesses gain access to a level of quality they’ve never seen before.
Early Years - 1995 to 2000 as Dynamic Revolution
In the mid 1990’s, Sam Natello was busy working on his Master’s degree in Informational Systems. Covering topics such as data systems, system design, website design, typography, visual design, and a whole host of other technical and design related topics, a whole new world was waiting to be created, online. The internet was young, very young. Nearly everyone was still using dial-up networks and Google and Amazon weren’t around yet.
Sam started his first business in 1995, the very year that marked the beginning of the dot-com boom. Since his company, Dynamic Revolution, was pioneering data systems and smart technology, Sam had amazing opportunities right out of the gate.
After working with only a few dozen "local" clients, Sam got his first big break;. He was brought in to help the New York Yankees with a cutting-edge digital marketing project. The results were outstanding and many amazing contracts followed with the likes of Disney, Dell, Nike and many others. His primary task was to develop high-end smart data systems, but Sam was gleaning a ton of valuable insight from some of the top marketing minds in the world. He participated in hundreds of hours of meetings with top CEOs, Marketing Directors, digital marketing teams, creatives of all types, and Sales Directors for companies worth billions. Sam observed their various approaches, how they think, how they work, how they organize, and how they succeed.
While creating one of the most successful SEO campaigns of all time or Dell Computers, Sam mastered web-based business tactics. Meanwhile, working on cutting-edge digital marketing systems for Disney and Nike gave Sam a front-row seat into the fusion of branding, design, and serious business .
Not so bad, for a brand-new entrepreneur… and this was just the beginning.
Transitional Years - 2001 to 2006 as DotCom Design Studio
Business continued to thrive, as the demand for smart data systems grew. Like everyone at that time, Sam was learning and improving. There were no rules. Everyone was learning. Sam was using his experiences and opportunities to perfect his knowledge and understanding of business, web design, and digital marketing.
The respective roles of a web developer, web designer, and digital marketer are strikingly different. These qualities are not typically found in one person. Sam’s skill set evolved into a hybrid of these three roles, thanks to hundreds of hours working side-by-side with the best designers and marketers in the world.
It is this unique combination of skills and knowledge that is what has set Sam apart ever since
He restructured his business under the new name DotCom Design Studio, and he hired and trained over a dozen employees. The new business went beyond just data systems, and focused more on website design and development.
By the second year, DotCom had received a very prestigious award from the WDA (Web Developers Association) for Website of the Year for Design.
DotCom became a familiar name in business circles and at conferences like CEO Space International. After consulting with mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs, it became clear that there was an immediate need for better design and marketing. DotCom began offering services specifically for these small businesses.
Things kicked into high gear and soon DotCom was managing 80 active projects at any given time. The company took the industry by storm, bringing in 300 new clients each year…mostly entrepreneurs and mid-sized businesses.
Most Recently - 2007 to Today as DotCom Global Media
In 2007, Sam restructured the company once more and rebranded as DotCom Global Media.
With the focus shifting to the needs of small to mid-sized businesses, there was a much greater emphasis on the most effective strategies, designs, and systems that could produce positive ROI (return on investment) in the shortest period of time.
The move was a huge success and in 2008, Forbes recognized DotCom Global Media as one of the top digital firms in the United States
Gradually, DotCom has expanded our service offerings and have become much more engaged with our clients on a day-to-day basis. We are often asked to handle promotional email marketing campaigns, automation marketing campaigns, PPC ad campaigns, SEO campaigns, daily social media posting, and much, much more.
With thousands of websites built in hundreds of different industries and with hundreds of active clients who use us for daily, weekly, or monthly support ... DotCom has an incredible amount of expertise to help nearly every business drastically improve their online performance.