Brands aren't Created. They are Discovered.
I approach branding in a different way. Instead of creating a brand, I discover the brand. When you create a brand, you try to force the company into a costume. When you discover the brand, you find the authentic values inside the company that matches with those inside your audience and bring them together in a way that bonds the two.
To successfully build an authentic brand you need to know, understand and care about the people it serves. Brands need to bring out passion and loyalty to their core fans. And you can’t do that unless you know them and care about them. Otherwise, you are just faking it. And they will find out who you are. But if you can demonstrate to your core audience that you get them, they will care about your brand and be loyal to it.
Our BrandVision process allows us to understand where your brand is and where it needs to go. It provides you with a strategic roadmap and sets priorities for advancing the power of your brand. It provides you competitive awareness, brand positioning, audience insights, sets branding priorities and goals.
Our BrandStory process helps craft the story of your brand in a way that is relevant and engaging... It gives substance to the brand and enables the brand to build trust and authenticity. Today, audiences want to believe in the brands they support, connect with them and their values. Your BrandStory will help your brand do that.
The BrandPower is critical to developing leverage. It allows you to shortcut the selling process and builds loyalty. The last thing you want to do is leave your brand to someone else to define. The brand is the only thing between ROI and shrinking margins on the road to being a commodity.
Creativity Starts with Strategic Smarts
WHAT WE DO: In a world of technology-driven lifestyle behaviors, we have been given a whole new set of tools and capabilities to use in the digital-driven media environment. We have gone from every agency competing against each other - to agencies having to join forces to collaborate. We have just a few media giants controlling the digital media world. Agencies now need to work together to discover opportunities and take the best advantage of them.
We don't want to be the only marketing agency that brings all solutions to the table, but a smart trusted advisor, that brings a client's audience to the table and helps lead your brand to connect to your audience on a human level in a tech-driven world.
We believe humanizing your brand in an online environment is critical to your brand's success.
HOW WE DO IT: "It's all about telling the right story, to the right people, in the right place." It's not enough to know your company and product; you have to know the audiences you want to sell to. You need to have insights about how your brand fits their needs and wants. This allows you to discover the insights that motivate them, engages them, so you don't have to stalk them, you can engage them and encourage them to seek you out.
You need to understand how each of your audiences seeks and engaging information. Then, how they search for brands, products, and services. This will allow you to engage each of them with your story.
That is why the right story, told in the right way is critical. We then need to be prepared to tell your story across all platforms with a consistent message that builds brand power. And that builds a brand that can influence each of your audiences in a way that they will appreciate what you have to say and offer.
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"I had a tight deadline for my project for a large client. They offered the solution I needed and then suggested ways to make it even better than I had imagined. I appreciate the collaboration and give my highest recommendation to him and his team."
Emily S. - Freelance Reporter & Public Speaker
"Michaels's communication skills are superb. His understanding of the art, design, and production necessary to complete the task is excellent. I will continue to use him and his company."
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Michael was fantastic!
"Michael was fantastic! He stood out from everyone else right away. He worked with me on budget and took my job seriously. With his lead, they zeroed in on my style quickly, went above and beyond! I will definitely go back to Michael and his team for all future needs! I can't recommend him highly enough!"
Gwendolyn C. - Owner, Entrepreneur
He is so incredibly talented...
"We were in a definite crunch with our trade show - the biggest show of the year! Michael was outstanding! He is so incredibly talented and went above and beyond to deliver incredible assets for our show! We are very pleased and hope to work with him again soon!"
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OWNER / CREATIVE MARKETING GUY
Michael has worked at some of the biggest agencies and on some of the biggest brands. And he brings that knowledge and sophistication to every client. He is known for his award-winning creative and his insightful strategic thinking. For more background visit Linkedin.com.
Creative Director at DDB, Richards Group, J Walter worked in New York City, Dallas, and Atlanta on some of the biggest brands in the world. IBM, AT&T, Home Depot, NASCAR, Hogan, Precept, PGA, Ford, Porsche, Saab, Pepsi, Coke, Arby's, Embassy Suites, Budget Rent-a-car, Chick-fil-a, Prince Tennis, Chemical Bank, and the list goes on.
The best way to get what you need is to spend a little time helping us learn what we need to know. In a world of online, texting and emails, we still like to talk a bit before we get started. It'll be fun. If you are interested, send us a message, and we will arrange a time to connect. So reach out today!
My Awards & Recognitions
We have won plenty of awards, but for you winning is about our clients winning in the marketplace.