Giv

Giv

Case Study

GIV

How can a new multi-category food brand re-invent and re-invigorate the idea of giving to charity?

 Agency: EGG BRANDING

Launch GIV, build awareness, drive revenue

Challenge

1/3 of US population in the “Creative Class” are seeking values-aligned companies and will spend more for quality. But who’s filling the need?

Solution

With the brand name “giv” in three iconic letters, we helped the company “own” giving, and redefine what it means to give.

Skills Required

Messaging Development

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Copywriting

UX Strategy

Sr. Client Direction

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Project Management

My Role

Brand Strategist

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Copywriter

UX Strategist

Account Planner

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Process

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Audit

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Interviews

Messaging Hypotheses

Messaging Validation

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Copywriting

Presentation

Group Facilitation

Project Snapshot

UX

Messaging

Outcome

Product Lines

SKUS

Successful Launch

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

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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

Teton Waters Ranch

Teton Waters Ranch

Case Study

Teton Waters Ranch 

What could one purpose-driven company say to convince the world that grass-fed beef might just save the planet?

Agency: RETAIL VOODOO

Introducing the new Teton WATERS RANCH

Solution

Create an identity and a Grass-feducation message that explained both the environmental and health benefits of grass-fed beef.

My Role

Brand Strategist

Audience Analyst

Content Strategist

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Copywriter

COPY & Messaging Snapshot

Brand Message

Brand Voice

Messaging Framework

Employee Engagement

Identity & Packaging

Outcome

x growth in year one

Vancouver Clinic

Vancouver Clinic

Case Study

Vancouver Clinic 

How does an 80 year old company re-introduce itself to the community it started in? 

Agency: STORI

A NEW BRAND DAY

Solution

Through a successful re-brand and integrated campaign that helped bring in 1,400 net new patients per month, while reducing patient churn.

My Role

Creative Director

Brand Strategist

Audience Analyst

Content Strategist

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Copywriter

CONCEPT & Messaging Snapshot

Insights & Positioning

Messaging Framework

Campaign Message

CAMPAIGN

OOH

Digital

Event, Web, Social

BRAND BIBLE

Outcome

Impressions

Clicks

Net new patients/mos