We Do Digital.

817 Group is a digital strategy, design, and development agency based in Fort Worth, TX.

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WHAT WE DO

  • Digital Strategy
  • Research and Data Analysis
  • Websites and eCommerce
  • Mobile and Emerging platforms
  • Product Development
  • Content Strategy
  • Branding and Campaigns
  • Business Consulting

THE PROCESS

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

We fully appreciate the difficulty businesses have with understanding and leveraging their digital equity, and we have positioned ourselves in a way to help organizations not only benefit from our knowledge and expertise, but to walk away feeling confident in their future digital initiatives.
Our current work and past experience is used by over 50 million unique visitors a month and generates over $1 billion in online revenue per year. Our approach was developed from our combined experience working with one of the world's most successful digital agencies along with a wide-range of Fortune 500 clients in the United States and abroad.

Since launching in Brooklyn and moving back to Texas, we have developed an approach that combines the most relevant aspects of research, strategy, design, marketing and technology to improve client initiatives and meet key business objectives.
In life, our experiences are accompanied by emotion and amplified by our senses, and we believe the same applies in digital. When combining research, data and strategy we can anticipate behaviors, inspire action and create long lasting loyalty and engagement.

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bnsf logo
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pga tour logo
american heart association logo
american heart association logo
espn logo
espn logo
target logo
target logo
appalachian minerals logo
appalachian minerals logo
american express logo
american express logo
ge capital logo
ge capital logo
tcu logo
tcu logo
schlotzskys logo
schlotzskys logo
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fort worth star telegram logo
united way logo
united way logo
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license stream logo
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hotel and marina paraiso logo
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asme logo
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targeted shopping solutions logo

These are coorporations which our team has either worked with, worked for, or gained experience from while working for previous employers.

Leadership

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Susan J Nix

President

Susan is President of 817 GROUP, where she leads business development efforts and manages client relationships. Working in digital specifically for over 17 years, and marketing for 35 years, she brings an unmatched breadth of experience to our team. Her passion for branding, marketing and strategically building a company's image either online or off-line will help shape the future of our agency and the success of our clients.

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Luke J Walton

CEO

Luke is CEO of 817 GROUP, where he helps drive our overarching strategy and helps clients truly understand how digital plays an important role in their businesses, how they communicate with customers, and manage their identity online. Since 2010, Luke has led one start-up to exit, lived in NYC for two years working as a Product Strategist at HUGE, and started 817 GROUP while living in Brooklyn. He has a passion for strategy, and is the driving force behind the agency.

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Esteban Soto

Creative Director

Esteban is Creative Director of 817 GROUP, where he leads all creative efforts. Focused on UX best practices, combined with his own unique approach to design, he has defined our brand, and will help guide creative direction for all of our clients. After graduating as a top graphic designer from TCU, he grew his own consultancy providing both CPG and digital design for clients such as Walmart and Brisa Goods in Mexico City.

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Justin Hardin

Product Strategist

Justin joined us after working in New York City, NY and Miami, FL with Genesis Investment Advisors as an analyst for their Latin American focused fixed income fund and investment advisory services. Before leaving Texas, Justin graduated from the Neeley School of Business with a degree in Accounting and Finance. His passion for data and analysis combined with his interest in Tech made him a perfect fit as our Associate Product Strategist.