Your Digital Agency Partner

Who We Are

At Ayokay, we know that success ultimately comes down to the everyday culture in place. Reaching the fullest potential is simply not possible in a stifling environment lacking mutual respect. Without this crucial ingredient, we are just another nameless company in a crowded industry. Our strength comes from the minds of everyone working to make Ayokay what it is.

In our experience, top-down styles of management do not equal the best output. Everyone involved in Ayokay plays a critical role in the way we conduct business, and how we can consistently strengthen our operation. One of our primary focuses is on how we can improve the careers of stakeholders and clients while helping everyone succeed.

The professional environment we’ve created is built around teamwork and open-mindedness in working with partners, clients, and other team members. At the end of the day, we all want the same thing: High-end results.

Understand the Needs

One of our greatest strengths at Ayokay is people skills. This gives us a huge leg up in understanding the needs and desires of each client and how we can utilize our expertise to turn visions into reality. Before we put anything in motion, we make it a point to sit down and learn about your business and how we can craft our efforts to give your brand everything it needs.

Think Big, While Thinking Small

Our prided formula begins with colossal thinking, looking for ways in which our visions can push boundaries and carve out a place in history. While we love to reach for the stars, talk is cheap. Every big goal must come with a list of small, attainable milestones. A great deal of our success comes from microscopic attention to detail throughout every single project.

We encourage everyone we work with to shy away from performing tasks blindly. Ultimately, it’s nearly impossible to put your heart into something if you don’t know the true reasoning behind it.

From start to finish, our team relentlessly works to find the deeper meaning behind the “why” and open new pathways to create solutions that exceed expectations.

Our Collaborative Mindset

In everything we do, our aim is to promote a constant state of curiosity. Given how fast the digital world is evolving and refining itself, getting stuck in a single mindset is a surefire way to get left behind. While a certain strategy may have worked like magic one day, it can very well be obsolete the next. We firmly stand behind the ideology that innovation comes from questioning the status quo and thinking outside the box. Consistent progress in what we do is dependent on these characteristics.

While we are experts in our field, we always try to maintain the student mindset, being open to new ideas and alternative viewpoints. The moment this mindset is lost, growth and development is hindered.

Put in the Research

Of course, the ability to effectively serve our clients all stems from the proper research. Ayokay makes it a point to stay up to date on current events, trends, and emerging tools and technology on all things related to digital marketing, web design, e-commerce, and more.

This process involves much more than just observation. It takes critical examination and problem solving in order to apply these trends to our business model, as well as the needs of our clients.

Community Involvement

Ayokay firmly believes in the importance of helping the community. As we love immersing ourselves in the local art, music, and business culture, it has been a pleasure to help contribute in making Indianapolis the amazing city it is.

Over the years, Ayokay has lent its marketing, graphic design, and management services to a variety of social action and civil rights groups, most notably, we’ve done a lot of work with Indy Pride.

We love our line of work and using our skills however we can to give back to the wonderful community that has helped Ayokay grow and prosper!

About the Founder

My passion for everything digital goes back two decades.

I graduated from Ball State University where I studied telecommunications, web programming, and digital media.

I originally created Ayokay in 2002, but it did not become a full-time endeavor until 2011.

From the very start of my professional career, my goals have always revolved around helping people and businesses strategically expand their visibility and increase engagement levels. I thrive on the satisfaction of helping those around me succeed.

Over the years, I have gained experience in just about every aspect of digital marketing, from sales and project management to planning, user experience, e-commerce, marketing, design, content, and custom development. It is my personal career goal to help deserving companies grow through strategic marketing and custom designed solutions, and to share my passion through authentic thought leadership in the industry.

Jack Shepler

Founder & Chief Strategist

Through all my experience, I’ve found a common pattern that the best results derive from a strong foundation of client relationships. As I come from a background of building custom applications, understanding each individual pain point to the fullest extent is priority number one.

Regardless of your needs, we will sit down and hammer out the finer details of the “why” and the “how” to whip up a winning strategy!