SEM Nexus

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We are the nations hottest startup mobile app development and marketing agency. We've helped launch a variety of mobile apps and web companies from their inception. We can attribute a lot of our success to our affordable pricing and agile process, which has made us capable of attributing more of the clients budget to growth. We are always willing to adapt to the market, and are always at the forfront of the mobile app scene. In the recent months, we've leveraged the power of AI to improve our processes, and have excelled at development of AI applications.

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
2017
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United States
243 W 30th Street, NYC, New York 10001
516-983-7771

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  • Mobile App Development
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  • Artificial Intelligence

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  • Small Business

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  • Advertising & Marketing

SEM Nexus Executive Interview

Mike Kordvani
Mike Kordvani
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Kindly share your feedback on how GoodFirms has been doing so far in increasing your visibility among potential clients.
Very effective social proof and a great source of traffic.
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
We are the nation's hottest startup mobile app marketing agency. We've helped launch a variety of mobile apps from their inception. We can attribute a lot of our success to our affordable pricing and agile process, which has made us capable of attributing more of the client's budget to growth. We are always willing to adapt to the market and are always at the forefront of the app marketing scene.

I’m the Founder/CEO and am responsible for our growth.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the Digital Marketing Strategy for a client.
Mobile apps are all unique to a specific category. What works for a dating app will not be effective for a game, and vice versa. It's important to understand the estimated user acquisition cost, critical mass, ARPU, and geographic constraints of an app before proceeding with a strategy.
How does your company differentiate itself from the competition?
For one, we are not a digital marketing agency, we’re a mobile app marketing agency. The process, while similar, has a unique twist on almost every medium involved.

Furthermore, we emphasize a focus on assisting startups. We do not aim to “milk” high-value clients, but rather to take an MVP style product, and build a minimum viable user base at the tightest budget possible.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
Our industry is largely b2c/DTC mobile apps. Customers typically run the lifespan of 3-6 months, in which we prove whether the app is viable or not. After which, and if it is viable, we provide data on long term growth and move forward with a long term partnership with the client.
Please share some of the services that you offer for which clients approach you the most for?
  • ASO
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Mobile App UA digital ad campaigns
  • App Analytics
What do you find to be some of the most key factors for running a successful agency in the field of Digital Marketing?
Focus on the client's success, yours will come in time as you build a reputation of providing a great and honest service.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a project?
CPI, scope, and goals. Some apps just want to prove the concept, others want to go for gold. There’s also the niche: gig economy apps are so expensive even if you’re just trying to build a minimum active user base.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients?
Monthly retainer + 10% ad spend.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2020?
$10k-$100k, it's usually around 30-50.
Name a couple of activities that you think provide the best ROI in terms of benefit/impact when it comes to different areas of Digital Marketing.
Digital advertising on Google is always a cornerstone of any campaign, especially if you are ROI focused. That being said, things like ASO/SEO, social influencers, and social media ads are all great supplements.

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Mason Kalaty

Effective work with an awesome team

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My experience with SEM Nexus was stellar to say the least. From the start of the project we were assigned a campaign manager who really dedicated himself to us and our needs. Communicating with the team was a breeze as they were very responsive and ready to help. Overall the results of the campaign were even better than anticipated and I’m very thankful we decided to work with SEM Nexus on this.

What was the project name that you have worked with SEM Nexus?

Uptick Marketing Campaign

What service was provided as part of the project?

Digital Marketing

Describe your project in brief

SEM Nexus helped us in improving our clients branding outreach over the span of about 1-2 months.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Their attention to detail. In any report they provided or any step we were planning, they laid out every piece of information clearly and concisely so there were never any surprises.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

I really had no complaints with the team but if I had to come up with a weakness I would say it’s their dedication to each project. From the way my campaign manager devoted himself to my project I would imagine it would be difficult for him to also take on another project at the same time.

Creating of the BOHAV mobile APP and Marketing

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Well from my experience with SEM Nexus it is going smoothly overall, and we have been designing and doing upgrades to the BOHAV App non-stop this year. I personally have seen some reviews on this goodfirm site and I think people should know that in business like APP design and Marketing mistakes can and will happen, but that’s from any company you deal with. The best companies own their mistakes and fix them and that’s all anyone can ask of them. Were all human after all. I look forward to expanding our app with the SEM Nexus team.

What was the project name that you have worked with SEM Nexus?

BOHAV a small biz exclusive platform for reviewing clients

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence

Describe your project in brief

We thoroughly evaluated different companies before selecting SEM Nexus to help us develop our revolutionary BOHAV App, which is protected by a patent. This app aims to create a just and impartial platform for customer feedback, eliminating any false or biased reviews. With BOHAV, you can leave authentic reviews for customers you have served before. Dealing with problematic customers who cause damage to property and mistreat employees can be a difficult task, but BOHAV enables entrepreneurs like you to share detailed accounts and inform other business owners about certain customers. SEM Nexus offers a complete package that includes app design and programming by Marco and his team, as well as marketing services by Michael and his team. With the combined efforts of SEM Nexus, your brand will be effectively promoted, and revenue will flow into your account. We not only initiated the app with SEM Nexus, but we also returned for a second round to add significant upgrades to our app, and we b

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Marco and Michael are average down to earth people, I love the personal level of fast communication and they are available promptly when needed.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

I wish they were closer to me for face-to-face meetings in person. Still not a zoom guy, lol

Jerrame Sadowski

Creating of the BOHAV mobile APP and Marketing

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Well from my experience with SEM Nexus it is going smoothly overall, and we have been designing and doing upgrades to the BOHAV App non-stop this year. I personally have seen some reviews on this goodfirm site and I think people should know that in business like APP design and Marketing mistakes can and will happen but that’s from any company you deal with. The best companies own their mistakes and fix them and that’s all anyone can ask of them. Were all human after all. I look forward to expanding our app with the SEM Nexus team.

What was the project name that you have worked with SEM Nexus?

BOHAV a small biz exclusive platform for reviewing clients

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Digital Marketing

Describe your project in brief

We thoroughly evaluated different companies before selecting SEM Nexus to help us develop our revolutionary BOHAV App, which is protected by a patent. This app aims to create a just and impartial platform for customer feedback, eliminating any false or biased reviews. With BOHAV, you can leave authentic reviews for customers you have served before. Dealing with problematic customers who cause damage to property and mistreat employees can be a difficult task, but BOHAV enables entrepreneurs like you to share detailed accounts and inform other business owners about certain customers. SEM Nexus offers a complete package that includes app design and programming by Marco and his team, as well as marketing services by Michael and his team. With the combined efforts of SEM Nexus, your brand will be effectively promoted, and revenue will flow into your account. We not only initiated the app with SEM Nexus, but we also returned for a second round to add significant upgrades to our app, and we b

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Marco and Michael are average down to earth people, I love the personal level of fast communication and they are available promptly when needed.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Only wish we were closer for face-to-face meetings, but that's not their fault. lol

The most unprofessional firm. Will drain your marketing budget.

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We onboarded Sem Nexus for online paid ads and influencer marketing, with a total budget of $20,000 - $5000 of which was their monthly fee, and $15k allocated as marketing budget.

In the first week they conducted ‘market research’ which was top level Googling, and was not heavily focused on our target market but instead a more broad, US-focused audience. In the second week, they ‘researched’ which ad networks could be used, which again was top level Googling, and did not include any performance analysis into such ad networks, the only wrote a 2-3 line outline of the ad network descriptions. Our marketing interns did such work in just 2 business days. It then took Sem Nexus 4 business days to set up accounts, which at most takes quite literally 5 minutes to set up per ad network.

They promised to refund the $15k unspent marketing budget. They are now ignoring all communication attempts. We can only assume Michael Kordvani and SEM Nexus intend to keep our money.

What was the project name that you have worked with SEM Nexus?

Online Gaming Influencer marketing

What service was provided as part of the project?

Digital Marketing

Describe your project in brief

Online gaming project that requires influencer marketing (Instagram and TikTok), and ad networks.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

At first reaching out, they seemed professional and organised. After onboarding, it was nothing but a disaster.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

After onboarding: - 2 business days to respond to anything - can take a week to do simple tasks - reports are on par with trainee level work - they stole from us $15,000

Sharon Kohanim

Great Experience, Great Team, Professional & Hardworking! Highly Recommend For Digital Marketing

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SEM Nexus built out and ran a successful multi-channel marketing campaign for us. We’re very happy with the results so far. We have done Facebook & Google ads with them so far since June 2022. We worked with Wiam as our project manager. The CEO Mike was also a part of the project. They're super knowledgable and responsive. Sales are up too!

What service was provided as part of the project?

Digital Marketing

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Communication is great, the team is always responsive and helpful when we're stumped

Knowledgeable in all aspects of the ecommerce world. Always bringing up new ideas

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

I think they could do better at showing their clients exactly how and why they do what they do.

Louisa Summerfield

DREADFUL they are inadequate in every aspect. Technically incompetent. Money grabbers.

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They were suppose to create a social media app like Instagram but just for food, they were way off target with deadlines and spent months correcting things that were technically at error then complained to us that they were doing this "extra" work for free, these guys are technically way out of their depth they simply don't have any technical expertise, the lead CTO Marco talks over you and can't communicate at all, the CEO Mike just ignores emails and only gets involved once the customer is literally begging him to intervene and even then he puts blame on the customer, annoyed that his team are correcting the fundamental errors as if they are doing us the customer a favour.
Get this - we have a social media app (or supposedly) that can only take 2000 users and an admin portal that doesn't store user data such as their email.
We spent in dollars 44K and we're spending another 40K correcting the source code to enable more users. DON'T EVER USE THIS COMPANY!

What was the project name that you have worked with SEM Nexus?

FoodSnapp App A Social Media App for reviewing restaurants/bars/cafes

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

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FoodSnapp is a social media app similar to instagram but for food & drink, users can review restaurants and find places nearby to eat/drink using GPS location (even GPS location doesn't work properly)
Only completed because they refused to correct the fundamental parts of the app telling us constantly it was the customers fault they were spending unpaid time correcting things. They are rude and dismissive, just money grabbing. Since we parted way we have had a proper analysis of the source code and the fact they have produced a social media app that can only take 2000 users, that is so slow most of our users give up posting and an app whereby user data is not stored so we can't even send users an email, kind of defeats the purpose of our app.
Foodsnapp is a brilliant concept ruined by Sem Nexus, we are now with different developers correct the mess they have created which is costing us another 40K so legal action is in process.
One thing Sem Nexus are brilliant at is taking your $$

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Nothing they were absolutely useless in every aspect of our project.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

No technical expertise, way out of their depth, didn't even use the right coding

No communication, CTO rude and dismissive, tries to talk over you. CEO USELESS

No accountability for their errors, they just vilify the customer. We have now had experts analyse their work and quite frankly I'm appalled by them.

Legal action is required as they have breached terms and conditions in every way possible.

Vladislav Dementyev

Satisfied Mobile App Growth Marketing And Development for Financial Services Company

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The results of the engagement have been promising so far. Sem Nexus, Inc. follows a smooth workflow, and they continue to impress the client with their SEO expertise. At the moment, there is no room for any improvements.

What was the project name that you have worked with SEM Nexus?

App Growth Marketing for Financial Services Company

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Digital Marketing

Describe your project in brief

Sem Nexus provided ASO services. Beyond creating various assets (e.g., screenshots, metadata, videos), they also A/B tested titles and marketed the app within social media.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

So far, SEM Nexus is a great team to work with.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Did not have any trouble nor concerns with the mobile agency.

Jerid Heise

They where great at what they do I’m glad I worked with them

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Skylar was fast with communication and getting me a promotional campaign I was very impressed with her hard work. I will definitely recommend them to a friend

What service was provided as part of the project?

Digital Marketing

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

{"1":"The are committed to what they do Skylar was very quick "}

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

{"1":"Nothing they are amazing I appreciate their help with everything "}

Anthony Roque, Realtor

SEM Nexus is a SOLID choice

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I have been only working with SEM Nexus for 2 months, but they have been great to work with and have been proposing ideas that not even my app development company was aware of. I am glad that I hired a separate marketing company to help launch my new app. I would highly recommend them for their services. All the deliverables received thus far have been very professional.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Digital Marketing

Justine Sinclair

CEO

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Great talented young team knows how to deliver the service promptly and professionally,@ job done well 👌.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Digital Marketing

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Work with hearts and brains!

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

More aggressive AD with graphic designer

Lief Larson

Successfully Launched Multiple Apps with SEM Nexus

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Our life insurance technology company Jenny Life, Inc. successfully launched multiple native apps in both Google Play and Apple AppStore with the help of SEM Nexus, including the app description, imagery, and optimizing keywords for ASO (app store optimization) so folks can find us when searching for apps like ours. The team at SEM Nexus were great to work with, effective, and came in on budget (at value).

What service was provided as part of the project?

Digital Marketing, Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

They say what they'll do, and they do what they say. Excellent attention to details.

Ben Davoodzadeh

Exceptional experience!! Very professional!!

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They were incredibly resoonsive and helped us grow our business massively through a combination of SEO and Google Ads PPC. The team was always willing to address any issues we had. We would definitely recommend them.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

Owen Holston

As Promised

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I had a good experience working with SEM Nexus. It was getting really annoying trying to find the right marketing agency for our company, but after my friend told me about SEM Nexus we decided to give it a try. At first we were nervous because of the investment we had to put into it but after Mike explained how the process would work for us we felt it made sense to use their plan. The results were as promised and it’s been profitable for us so we’ve been very happy so far! Thank you to Mike and the entire team.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Attentive to phone calls

Ariel Zabihi

Huge bang for your buck!

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This dude grew my client base 3x!!! He answers calls promptly and throws in extra help for you when he can. Wouldn’t leave him for the world. I probably can’t afford to anyway lol

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, App Designing (UI/UX), Business Services

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Prompt with replying and does a lot of services

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

I got nothing

Joe Nitzani

Couldn’t be

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If Only every company I ever hired I ever hired were so perfect my life would be significantly easier and my business would be significantly more profitable. I’m so pleased

What was the project name that you have worked with SEM Nexus?

Couldn’t be

What service was provided as part of the project?

Digital Marketing

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

How professional they are

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Maybe hire more staff so they can work with more people at a time