Designing and engineering smart digital solutions for today’s business leaders

Our mission at Crowd Favorite is to enhance everyone’s digital experience by providing business leaders with innovative and versatile solutions. We take that mission seriously, and strive to accomplish it better each day.

Our core values

 

Open book

Don’t be stubborn; ask for directions. Be willing to listen to the feedback and opinions of others. Ask lots of questions. Don’t hoard information. Share for others to use. Demonstrate personal vulnerability. Let people get to know you.

 

Eyes on the prize

Compete and win as a team. Be bold and gutsy. Look to do BIG things. Work harder and smarter than the next person. Think like you’re a CEO. Act like you own it. Take risks. If you fail, own it, fix it, and move on.

 

Leave it better

Leave people, processes, and yourself better than you found them. Give time, help, and compassion to those in need. Go the extra ten miles for the customer. Reject the “it’s not my job” mentality. Repeat to yourself: “Progress, not perfection.”

Adapt or die

Be willing to work in the gray. (It’ll happen a lot!) Anticipate change, plan for setbacks, solve the problem. Keep your wits about you and maintain your cool. Your reaction affects many. Move fast. Work smart.

 

Create happiness

Seek to make others, and yourself, happy. Happiness works. Be smart, but don’t take yourself too seriously. Lighten up. Laugh. It’s food for the soul, it’s contagious, and it makes everything better. Deliver joy. Make someone’s day better.

Crowd Favorite was formed in 2014 by three best-of-breed digital firms

VeloMedia

Client-centered account management

Founded in 2007, VeloMedia specialized in running mission-critical digital projects for enterprise and Fortune 500 companies. The company was known for its ability to provide stability, process, infrastructure, and account management appropriate for high-profile projects where failure wasn’t an option.

Forty

User experience design

Opened in 2003, Forty existed to create remarkable digital experiences that solved problems for users through human-centered design. In the years that followed, the firm became known for its ability to expertly craft brands and experiences that resonated with customers.

Crowd Favorite

The original WordPress agency

Also established in 2007, Crowd Favorite was the very first digital agency focused primarily on the WordPress platform. Through years of experience working on enterprise-grade digital problems, Crowd Favorite set the bar for world-class web engineering, systems integration, and heavily customized content management.

We’ve built a company that’s exceptional in the areas of design, technology, and project management.

 

That’s an unusual accomplishment, and we’re proud of having pulled it off.

Two decades in the making

 

1994
Karim Marucchi founds MetNet, one of Los Angeles' web development studios with Porter Novelli and Nissan as their first clients.
1996
MetNet asked by Toyo Industries to work on the marketing campaign reintroducing Godzilla to the United States.
1997
MetNet awarded project for Pixar's "A Bug's Life" website and multi-year contract to create web games for Disney.
1998
MetNet acquired by USWeb/CKS, and Karim Marucchi named West Coast Director of Enterprise Clients.
1999
Frustrated with traditional agency/client relationships, Karim Marucchi founds the company that later becomes VeloMedia.
2001
Alex King becomes one of the original contributors to the WordPress open source project.
2003
James Archer leaves his digital agency job and founds Forty, a human-focused experience design firm.
2003
Alex King founds the company that later becomes Crowd Favorite, focusing on strong technical proficiency.
2007
Forty merges with 30 Second Rule, a psychology-driven design and marketing firm.
2010
Karim Marucchi expands VeloMedia into an international digital services firm focused on enterprise clients.
2011
VeloMedia expands to Europe and opens additional office locations in the United States.
2013
Crowd Favorite continues to expand its Denver office, and begins a relationship with VeloMedia for future growth.
2014
VeloMedia acquires Crowd Favorite and Forty, then rebrands itself and subsidiaries with the Crowd Favorite name.