Derma-e

Derma-e

Case Study

DERMA-E

How can a 30-year-old vegan skin care company transform into an ethical beauty brand?

Agency: RETAIL VOODOO

ROLLING OUT THE DERMA-E RE-BRAND

Challenge

Derma E offered 14 different product lines and 180 SKUs in an outdated matrix of gobbledygook messaging, and younger consumers were turning away.

Solution

Younger women see skincare as beauty, so we helped Derma E to streamline their portfolio and emphasize a new brand position of ethical beauty to a younger audience.

Skills Required

Brand Strategy

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Messaging & Copy

Product Portfolio Strategy

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Project Management

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Audience Presentation

My Role

Senior Strategist

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Copywriter

Account Planner

Can I help?

Email me and we’ll set up a chat to see if I’m right for your project.

Process

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Audit

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Diagnosis

Validation

Prescription

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Translation

Creative Development

Implementation

Strategy Sneak Peeks

Brand Identity Highlights

Presentation Highlights

Outcome

x growth in two years

Living Intentions

Living Intentions

Case Study

Living Intentions 

What’s the best way to make raw, sprouted foods sound yummy to Gens Y and Z?

Agency: RETAIL VOODOO

COMMUNICATING BRAND VALUES ON PACK

Solution

Redefine raw food as a flavor-forward snacks that have been Activated, and shift the Living Intentions story from nutty-crunchy health food gurus to culinary geniuses that understand both taste and nutrition.

My Role

Brand Strategist

Audience Analyst

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Copywriter

On-Pack Messaging & Copy

Final Product

Outcome

In Category @ Whole Foods

make@cruzan

make@cruzan

Case Study

Alden’s Ice Cream 

Alden’s needed to reboot it’s 30-year old brand for the new natural channel world.

MARKETING THE NEW ALDEN’S BRAND

Challenge

Dell and Microsoft had an agreement to co-market Dell desktop computers to SMBs, loaded with the Microsoft SBS Server. Easier said than done. Both had competing marketing teams in place, leading to confusion about how to combine their messaging and market with better more synergy.

Solution

After an audit of all marketing & messaging materials from both Dell and Microsoft, I synthesized a messaging platform that was on-brand and on-target for both sides. The engagement required messaging development, project management, group facilitation, and a fair amount of tact.

Skills Required

Goto Market Planning

Sr. Client Direction

Z

Project Management

My Role

Senior Strategist

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Account Planner

Process

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Audit

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Interviews

Messaging Hypotheses

Messaging Validation

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Copywriting

Presentation

Group Facilitation

WORK SAMPLE

The numbers

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  • Conversion Rate – 90%
  • Return Users – 77%
  • Social Following – 85%

Projects

Satisfied Clients

Ongoing Projects

Cups Of Coffee

Outcome

Teams to Integrate

Joint Meetings

Unified Voice

MAKR

MAKR

Case Study

Made by Makr

How can a hospitality company have the confidence it needs to know it’s identified a real target audience before launch?

Agency: FINE DESIGN

Seeking culinarily-centered, destination-driven foodies.

Solution

Craft reality-based composites of real people from the markets Makr will operate in, and look for clues on how Makr can sharpen its appeal to them.

My Role

Audience Analyst

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Copywriter

Copywriting Snapshot

IRL Composites

I’m not a fan of personas. Instead, I prefer to use real reviews from real people to create what I call IRL Composites.

Seattle WA Site

Healdsburg CA Site

Marketing Archetype

Once I have enough composites, I roll them all up into an uber-composite I call an archtetype and, voila, there’s our target audience.

Final Brand Book Version

IRL Composites

IRL Archetype

Outcome

IRL Composites

Markets

Clear Target

Microsoft

Microsoft

Case Study

MICROSOFT + DELL

How do you get two corporate giants to speak with one voice to the same SMB audience?

Agency: Lionfish

MICROSOFT + DELL MESSAGING

Challenge

Microsoft and Dell had an agreement to co-market Dell desktop computers to SMBs, loaded with the Microsoft SBS Server. Easier said than done. Both had busy, far-flung marketing teams in place, leading to difficulties in effectively combining their messaging and marketing efforts.

Solution

After an audit of all marketing & messaging materials from both Microsoft and Dell, I synthesized a messaging platform that was on-brand and on-target for both sides. The engagement required messaging development, remote team management, client direction, and a fair amount of tact.

Skills Required

Messaging Development

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Corporate Copywriting

Client Direction

Z

Remote Team Management

My Role

Brand Strategist

l

Copywriter

Account Planner

How can I help?

Email me and let's set up a chat to see if I can help with your project.

Process

U

Audit

w

Interviews

Messaging Hypotheses

Messaging Validation

l

Copywriting

Presentation

Group Facilitation

Project Snapshot

Messaging Foundation

Outcome

Teams to Integrate

Joint Meetings

Unified Voice