It's even more incredible that the same three people have endorsed both companies.
Been inspired by others - sure, followed design trends and styles - yep.
I've seen similar rips like this in the past and they've nearly always been the result of the company outsourcing design work and unwittingly getting a rip back from some 3rd party supplier without knowing.
As they market themselves as an SEO agency rather than digital and combined with the poor copy this might well be the case.
Either way, I'm not sure they need calling out in a Medium article when getting in touch with them might be a more reasonable first step (you don't mention if you've done this) to tell them and point it out before calling on all their clients to check what they've supplied.
I’m not one for getting my torch and pitchfork out, but that’s plagiarism. It’s about as black and white as that.
Not saying I agree with calling it out on medium. But this is not ‘inspired by’.
I think it's great — why not call it out? It's likely a 3rd party agency did the work and claimed it at their own — the SEO agency may be unwittingly culpable. Seems like an okay idea to me.
If you knew who bought the TV that was stolen from your house, would you call them and let them know that the $5,000 television that they bought from a junkie at a gas station for $150 was stolen, or would you just tell the police where it is?
Except this isn't "telling the police". This is telling a mob with pitchforks and inciting vigilante justice.
Contacting the company, getting a lawyer involved, issuing a DMCA would be more akin to contacting the police.
Vigilante justice is so much more convenient and turnkey, though.
I don't know. Might be. But I was just looking at a dribbble account with very impressive content under that company's name and logo. Is it all outsourced, and maybe happens to be a similar "accident"?
Seems Elevate is password protected now... In anycase - messaged Toyfight as they designed the Toggle site.