Hilltop Creative Group

Hilltop Creative Group

Hilltop Creative Group is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Hilltop Creative Group locationTampa, Florida, Hillsborough County

(7 Reviews)

We create and maintain agile brands.

The greatest of brands are the simplest of brands; they live on a cul-de-sac neighboring both clarity and marvel. At Hilltop Creative Group, we stride to create and recreate brands that anchor themselves to these very foundations of simplicity and surprise.

Hilltop Creative Group Reviews

Hilltop Creative Group Reviews

Review of Hilltop Creative Group by Hells Bay Boatworks
5 24/02/2016 Hells Bay Boatworks

Review of Hilltop Creative Group by Vanessa Leonard
5 02/02/2016 Vanessa Leonard

Working with Tim was great ... we needed a Logo done overnight and he got it done and we LOVE IT :O) Thanks for acting so quickly, professionally and creatively.
Vanessa with KW

Review of Hilltop Creative Group by jarredr2004
5 21/09/2015 jarredr2004

Used Sommer Branding for Paradise Design Landscape and was totally impressed from the response time to the attention to detail and most importantly giving me the time and attention needed to get the job done the right way. Thanks Guys!! Definitely will be working with them on future projects.

Review of Hilltop Creative Group by Laura Foote
5 26/08/2015 Laura Foote

As a small business owner and photographer, I've often found myself wearing a million hats all at once. It's the nature of working for yourself-- you do it all and you're incredibly hard on yourself to make it all awesome. This year I finally realized that I was not superwoman and my first move was to hire Tim.

After 5 years of personally designing my web presence, wondering if my Google Analytics were connected correctly, and praying my blog post tags were visible when a client searched for me, I knew that it was time to delegate this work to an expert. I knew it wouldn't be easy, that I would want to be highly involved, that I would need a lot of visual direction, and that I'd need someone who could translate my personality and my business into a web presence. Really, I needed to hire a person with a lot of heart and vision who was not afraid of the grit work, pressure of a competitive industry and the ability to be an artist/writer/IT expert/counselor (ha) all at the same time.

This is why I hired Tim.

While new to the web design world, he came to the table with a lot of energy and an incredible work ethic. The project I gave him was lengthy, complicated, and pushed the limits of today’s “basic platform capabilities” (my attempt at using “tech speak”!) which required a lot of direct coordinating between him & our selected web provider, CSS customization, graphic design and plain ol’ perseverance.

I am confident that Tim has created a project with web elements that very few in my industry have and I know that he has helped me to create a space online that represents me as authentically as welcoming a client into my personal living room. Industry colleagues and friends alike have commented upon reviewing the drafts with repeated statements about the beauty of the site, it’s ease of use and it’s representation of me/my business. To say I am excited to launch is an understatement!

If you’re looking for a talented, easy going, committed, and visionary partner to help bring your brand to life, I have no doubt that you should have Tim and Sommer Branding at the top of your outsourcing/investment list!

Review of Hilltop Creative Group by Byron Walton
5 Byron Walton

Great guys. Def know and love what they do! Very creative, professional and in tune with current trends

Review of Hilltop Creative Group by Sashy O'Connor
5 Sashy O'Connor

Diego helped me QUICKLY put together a proposal for a big corporation. His diligence, creativity and collaboration were exceptional and I will definitely use his services again in the future for any of my creative service needs. I highly recommend!

Review of Hilltop Creative Group by Diego F. Gomez
5 Diego F. Gomez

Hilltop Creative Group is a top tier branding agency that offers nothing but quality brand development & management. Handling all stages from vision to conception, Hilltop Creative Group utilizes today’s best marketing techniques such as social media marketing, amongst others, to increase brand ROI which in turn increases brand equity.

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Hilltop Creative Group Q&A

Hilltop Creative Group Q&A

What makes a great website?

Simplicity paired with surprise. As we have stated before, the best brands are the simplest of brands. Complexities can skew the message a website is trying to convey. Your website should be talking TO your potential customers not talking AT them.

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

What are your goals for this brand/business?
In your mind - how do plan on achieving these goals?
How important is the branding of your vision?

Describe your creative process.

We are diverse in approach, and interdisciplinary in research, strategy, and design. Building brand equity means building intimacy; an emotional appeal between your brand and it’s target market. Depending on the current vision, position, and goal(s) of your brand, we have three different approaches that build romance between your brand and the consumer, expressing a message that doesn’t just flirt with the consumer, but directly engages them: Creation, Growth, Disruption.
Our approach to creating your brand is simple. Our creative consultants will hear your vision, evaluate your vision, pinpoint a target for your vision, and create an image that embodies your vision in a way that is marketable not just locally, but globally. We act on a vision, and create a brand.
Already have a brand but want to make strides towards reputable goals? Let us get you there. Through this approach we will identify objectives, solidify your current position, and develop your current business assets in order to give you the needed boost to attain those desired goals.
Disrupt the status quo. Raise the industry bar and maintain leadership within. Hilltop Creative Group will manage your digital transformations, engage your current market, and elevate your brand’s architecture in order to allow your brand to explore the frontier and spur towards your brand’s future.

What information do you need from a client before you can start work?

This depends on the need and desires of the client. Once this is expressed to us we will give the client "homework" and the necessary data we would need to begin the project. This data will range from the client's simple vision to the web hosting login information of their current website.

What do you love most about your job?

The founders of Hilltop Creative Group collectively enjoy seeing visions come to life. We enjoy seeing brands come to fruition.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Myself, and Tim Sommer have been in the industry for over a combined 20 years. Sick and tired of the unethical, and the lack of the quality work being put out by other branding agencies, we decided to come together and create a business that isn't around just to make a quick buck, but rather to create long lasting relationships with our partner-clients. If our partner-clients succeed, so do we.

Why should our clients choose you?

We take pride in our quality and pace of work. We are dedicated to meeting deadlines, and will not take projects from clients we don't believe are the right fit for us. Likewise, we won't take a project if we believe we aren't the right fit for our client. Hiring Hilltop means you hire a group of close friends that have linked arms and are striving to make a quality of work so special it will cause our clients, or 'partners' as we like to call them, fall in love with their vision/brand/company all over again.

Services provided by Hilltop Creative Group

Hilltop Creative Group Services

Web Development

From the simplest to the most complex of sites, our consultants can develop the back end of a website with full functionality that will allow the front end to fully engage the customer.

Web Design

We firmly believe web designs should be simple, modern, and sleek. UI/UX is extremely important, and our web designers are skilled in this area exactly.

App Design & Development

Apps have quickly become the new necessity for all business and brands. Tagging along with the necessity of an app is the functionality of an app. Cast us your vision, and let our developers do the rest. We will ensure a clean design that engages the customers, and functionality that ensures smooth customer usage.

Brand Design

It might be easier to start with what a brand ISN’T. A brand is not: • your logo • your tagline • your product • your service All of these things can be expressions of your brand but they are not your brand. Here’s the simplest way we here at Hilltop Creative Group define brand: Branding is about the promise of a distinct, memorable experience. It’s about creating an expectation and delivering it consistently every time anyone comes into contact with your brand whether it’s the way you answer the phone, how your website functions, your customer service process, how your office looks or how your product/service performs. It’s how you make your customers feel about themselves and their decisions when they are interacting with your brand. It’s why you shop at store A vs. store B even if the price or product might not be that much different. Developing a strong, authentic brand and delivering it consistently is the foundation upon which every successful business is built. And we can help you lay that first stone. We’ll help uncover what makes you special, differentiates you from the competition and defines who you are and what you want to be, and what your target audience wants you to be. The development of this brand will be essential to consistently delivering the right message to the right people to create just the right reaction.


From content and asset management to customer service management, we have teams ready to assist you in all your management needs. Some business can't grow as fast as they want to simply because they can't afford to hire full time personnel. Allow us to assist you. Whether day-to-day or operational management, Hilltop Creative Group has partnered with The Remote Cubicle allowing us to fully services a business in nearly all capacities.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Content is the other side of the web design coin. A website may be attractive and efficient but if it lacks quality content, no one will see it. Quality content has several obvious characteristics, but a not so obvious characteristic is being search engine friendly. That's where Search Engine Optimization is utilized. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a methodology that focuses in on increasing visibility in search engine results. So, when potential customers type in keywords pertaining to your business' niche, your website will filter through the rest and rank at the top of the competition. Without top-of-the-line SEO work, you may even restrict the ability of major search engines to find and access your product. SEO is important. Whether your business is tried and true or a green start-up, SEO is crucial to your web presence and product success. More traffic to your website means more conversions and products sold.

Social Media Management

Social media management not only helps with managing your social network communications, both outgoing and incoming, but also assists all other aspects of social media marketing be more efficient. It allows you to analyze follower interaction by using the information they provide to help your brand grow. Your desired social networks will be managed, including the sharing of your brand's blog posts. Social media management also allows you to combine forces with your marketing efforts and your social networking so that all efforts work together to accomplish your business goals.

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