About Us

What We Are

Rankster is a South Florida-based group of award-winning marketers, designers & developers who have joined forces to create digital solutions for virtually any business or business-type out there. We are website developers. We are graphic designers. We are online marketers. And we’re each resolutely passionate about what we do in a way that produces strategic results.

We do great work for Fortune 500’s, design firms, large media companies, teeny-weeny startups and everyone in between. And we have a special place in our hearts for non-profits and ministries.

Why should I care?

Because milliseconds are all that stand between your message and the trash heap. And in this economy, you better have the right weapons in your arsenal or some very good deodorant.

 

Our Team

Our team is made up of a number of people skilled in different areas; some are web developers, others designers, others copywriters. We combine our skill and experience to bring you high quality SEO that will bring you traffic. Here’s some of the crew:

Mike Giambattista, Managing Director
He is the Managing Director and chief strategist for our clients. Mike is a veteran of the Consumer Goods, Commercial Real Estate and Advertising worlds having spent his early career handling national wine brands for a couple of California vineyards. Several years later, Mike had transitioned into direct marketing & advertising leading teams of creative talent into award-winning campaigns for several regional media companies and ad agencies. In 2004 he jumped ship and started Rankster.

Jesse Grace, Production Manager
Jesse possesses the best possible qualifications for a good production manager – he’s been everywhere, seen everything and isn’t jaded by any of it.  Along the way he picked up a feel for creative strategy, social media know-how, and a very cool old Suzuki.  When he’s not rankstering, Jesse hosts the occasional C.o.D. tournament and instructs the rest of us on the finer points of coffee appreciation.  He’s also the only member of the team cool enough to get his photo from Instagram.

Landon Cahow, Director of Development
Landon is, how shall we say, a genius.  Or at least ridiculously smart.  Which is perfect for someone whose main job function often means creating from scratch that which has never existed in any place other than our clients’ minds.  Perfect also for someone who needs to balance out the creative fracas here in the office with a more sensible, structured thought process.  Or something like that.  Landon has been a behind-the-scenes player here for quite some time so its really like he’s already part of the family.  Which he actually is.

Our Approach

We create every aspect of every campaign to not only achieve its specific tactical goal, but even more importantly, to build the overall voice and effect of the client brand as it does so. All of our efforts – technical, creative, analytical – are deployed cohesively to create maximum brand value.

Experience means everything

As individuals and as a team, we have been working in and around the marketing, advertising, direct response & online worlds for more than 15 years. This translates into shorter learning curves on new initiatives, which in turn, translates to more efficient campaign management and lower campaign costs.