Here are a few words to live by that help us do our best for our clients: We’ll give you our time and expertise. You’ll give us your hard-earned money. Together, we’ll earn each other’s respect. If you fancy yourself a designer or a copywriter, this might not be the right match. After all, that’s why you’re hiring us. It’s our job to ask good questions and listen so we can solve your problems. It’s your job to clearly communicate the problem so we can solve it. Budgets are a tool, so if you have one, please tell us what it is. It does us all a disservice to pretend that finances aren’t part of the equation. For things to work well, we need to work closely with decision-makers, and not merely opinion-givers. If your boss has the final say, let’s get her or him in the room from the beginning.
We’re small because we like it that way. We’ve spent plenty of time at bigger shops and believe this is the right model for us. We’re not for everyone. But we might just be right for you.
Since we’ve been doing this for a while, we’ve noticed a few common threads in the clients with whom we’ve developed great relationships: Smart, empowered marketing leaders who value creativity. Company presidents and CEOs who are strong leaders and have a distinct point of view, but who don’t need to be involved in daily marketing decisions, executions, or tactics. Businesses that can plan out their operations seasonally or regularly so we have time to develop great work to support them. And nice people. Nice people are the best.
We like to have a good time at work. We laugh a lot and hope you’ll do the same. We don’t do rush projects for new clients, for a lot of very good reasons. When you have time for a thoughtful solution, we’re the people you want to call. We generally avoid participating in RFPs. While it might be a good way to buy widgets or whatever, it’s a lousy way to hire people who do what we do. Let’s start with a project instead; it’s a much better use of everyone’s time, we all get to see if it’s a good fit, and you’ll get a real deliverable out of it. Want to know more? Let’s talk.