EXPERTISE

STRATEGY

We’re SMART. Not just book smart; we’re talking street SMART. And we work with SMART people — people who make strategic decisions to solve complex problems for their organizations, whether they’re a start-up or celebrating their 100th anniversary. Strategy is serious business, comprised of one part art and one part science, with a pinch of our favorite ingredient: insight.

But where do insights come from? How do you harness the one key insight that will turn the ordinary into the extraordinary? Data mining? Consumer ethnography? Reading tea leaves?

How about a BrandSMARTTM strategic work session? ...

We’ll work with you to establish a market landscape and to place you firmly in it. This will guarantee that before we make your first ad, we’re all on the same page. And that’s a pretty smart way to start.

 

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BRAND 

Brand identity is a shared experience, both within your organization and externally, with anyone who interacts with your brand. It can be guided and purposeful or haphazard and random. (And we think you know which way is best.)

Your job as the brand owner is to create that experience and guide it, daily, through the market. Our job as your brand steward is to ensure it’s relevant, powerful, accurate and authentic. 

First and foremost, it starts with strategy. A logo is not a brand. Neither is a color. A cool name using an "X" or "Z" is not a brand either. A brand is an expression of who you are and what you do, and it’s your handshake with any potential customer. If you need a quick refresher or a complete redesign, we can help.

 

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DIGITAL

Digital marketing isn’t the fastest growing tactic in advertising. Digital IS marketing. Let’s face it: That smartphone in your pocket is more powerful than the first supercomputer. You need a partner that understands digital and keeps your brand relevant as technology changes.

Whether it’s website design or optimization, digital display, search engine marketing, geo-mobile targeting, virtual reality or Pokémon Go, you name the latest technology, we can harness the power in your target’s pockets, tablets and desktops and direct it like a laser to meet your business goals.   

With digital comes data and with data comes analysis and reporting. What good is all that information if there’s no way to know what is and isn’t working? We don’t just design and produce digital tactics, we set goals, measure them and report back. We seek the outliers, the bits that don’t align, to see if they reveal the next insight for your business. And we communicate it back in a way that anyone can understand so you look smart in front of your CMO or Board. (And they look smart at dinner parties.)

 

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CONTENT

No longer can you send a message in a bottle and hope someone stumbles across it. Today consumers are beaming bottled-up messages 24/7, 365. So how do you tell your story and keep it on target? How do you amplify it and scale it up? How do you monitor your reputation? And who does all of this?

You need an editor to help curate your content, write the best story and publish that narrative. From press releases to tweets, Facebook and Instagram Stories; from websites and blogs to ad copy, we understand how to plan, write and execute within your brand.

 

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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

Here are a few brands where our people have left their mark: