Alden’s Ice Cream

Alden’s Ice Cream

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

l

Account Planner

Process

U

Audit

w

Interviews

Messaging Hypotheses

Messaging Validation

l

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

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Guayaki

Guayaki

Case Study

GUAYAKI

How can a beverage brand launch a new product line beyond its hippie roots into hipster culture?

Agency: EGG BRANDING

NEW PRODUCT, NEW FORM FACTOR, NEW APPROACH

Challenge

Guayaki was the #1 yerba mate brand in the US, but their latest product — mate in a can — needed a new approach to captivate a new audience: the young male energy drink consumer.

Solution

We positioned the product as a healthy alternative to energy drinks, then developed and launched an underground influencer campaign to take the brand from hippie to hipster.

Skills Required

Messaging Development

Z

Project Management

My Role

Strategist

Account Planner

Process

U

Discovery

w

Brainstorming

Messaging Hypotheses

Messaging Validation

l

Copywriting

Creative Development

Project Management

Highlights

Outcome

%

Outsold Control Group By

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Smirnoff

Smirnoff

Case Study

Smirnoff 

How can Smirnoff be positioned as the brand of choice to new generation of vodka drinkers?

Agency: Neverstop

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

Challenge

My task was to develop a brand strategy and message for a brand activation campaign that appealed to 18-35 year olds in North America.

Solution

In answer to the question “were you there when…?, invite an audience of Experience Seekers to “Be There” for once-in-a-lifetime brand experiences.

Skills Required

Messaging Development

l

Copywriting

Strategic Direction

Z

Experiential Design

My Role

Brand Strategist

l

Copywriter

Experiential SME

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

Messaging Hypotheses

l

Copywriting

Strategy

Presentation

Strategy Snapshots

Messaging

Goto Market

Campaign

Outcome

Worldwide Campaign

%

sales volume lift

%

Target Customer Acquisition

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Starbucks

Starbucks

Case Study

Starbucks 

How does the modern day embodiment of the European coffeehouse become recognized as an American classic?

STARBUCKS = COFFEEHOUSE

Challenge

My role was to help establish Starbucks as the modern day embodiment of the coffeehouse, in order to position the brand in a premium space and protect the company’s margins as it grew.

Solution

To embed the brand as the inheritor of the centuries-old coffeehouse, I developed the Starbucks coffeehouse strategy and partnered with Warner Television, Time Inc., & Magic Johnson Development..

Skills Required

Brand Development

l

Strategy & Messaging

Z

Project Management

My Role

Creative Director

Brand Strategist

l

Copywriter

How can I help?

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

Process

U

Research

Messaging & Positioning

l

Copywriting

Presentation

Strategy Snapshots

Brand Expression

Outcome

Stores

Years

Massively successful brand

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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

Challenge

Those who knew about Vancouver Clinic loooooved them. But not enough people knew about them, despite having been in market for over 80 years. Why?

Solution

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

Skills Required

Brand Development

l

Creative Direction

UX Strategy

Z

Project Management

My Role

Creative Director

Brand Strategist

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

w

Diagnosis

Validation

Prescription

l

Translation

Creative Development

Implementation

Strategy Snapshots

Target Audience

Brand Expression

Campaign

Outcome

Impressions

Clicks

Net new patients/mos

How Can I Help?