Design and Marketing Expertise
The mission of Persuasion Bureau is using design and marketing expertise to make our clients' brands and products more successful. To do this we develop original creative content and visuals that evoke emotion and engage consumers. We tell our clients' brand stories in ways that build loyalty and excite influencers into sharing their experience.
We work with client's ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. But one thing they have in common is that they feel design is critical for success. And while we may be small, it's by choice. We've also been around for over 20 years, so you know this isn't our first rodeo. Our size and experience allow our studio to intimately focus on a client's unique business challenges and offer original ideas that others don't. This philosophy has helped our clients and our studio win over 100 design awards and build loyal followings.
We think our work and client list speaks for itself, but if you want to learn a bit more about us read on...
Yep. You probably have never heard of us.
For over 20 years we have been helping Fortune 500 Companies and large non-profits creatively reach audiences but it's mostly been behind the scenes.
Behind the scenes Cartoon Network called us their "sixth man". When nobody was looking Turner Classic Movies said that we were the only company that could "make the logo bigger" and still make the design work. In fact, some clients won't share our name with others so we can be their "secret weapon". We are humbled by the flattery, but we love meeting new people and taking on new challenges. So don't be shy. Link to contact page (hint, hint).
Over 100 design awards and counting.
Sure winning design awards is nice, but it's really an integral part of building our clients success. Design awards help position our clients as being design-focused industry leaders. In fact, research of the S&P 500 shows design-focused businesses are 219% more successful than other businesses.
But winning awards isn't just about numbers. It has an emotional component that builds company morale and attracts influencers. It is perfect for sharing on visual social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
Like all the work we do, we use both qualitative and quantitative approaches in helping our clients meet or exceed marketing goals.
We like being small.
But it doesn’t mean we don’t have big ideas.
Small means nimble. Small means focused. Small means we're hands-on. Small means we listen. But small doesn't mean we haven't worked with big companies. Heck, an ant can lift 50 times its own weight.
We've redesigned brands for Coca-Cola to reach unique audiences. We've developed marketing, websites and packaging to authentically reflect the idiosyncrasies of an Adult Swim viewer. We've developed "got to have" products that resonate with people and make them laugh for Blue Q. We've helped produce films, international events, and educational materials for CARE and their efforts to help women worldwide.
So we may not be a good fit for a gazillion page e-commerce site to sell widgets, but if you need something special we're your team. Remember, boutiques is beautiful.
Keeping it real.
When teaming up with clients, we are not only passionate about your goals but also about what the audience expects and the authenticity of your message or product. We believe in real connections, not window-dressing. It’s what newer, internet-savvy consumers expect, and they can easily sniff out an impostor.
“We’re a non-profit. How does that work for us?”
Over half of the clients we work for are non-profits. We still believe in producing authentic messaging, but at the same time realize often non-profits have limited resources to reach their goals. This is where our company's size and creativity comes into play. With our experience and the use of technology, we can help you strategically focus your plan and resources to maximize results.
A few clients we’ve worked with
(OK, more than a few)
Founder of Persuasion Bureau
Dinosaur Wrangler & Inhabitant of Earth
Scott Banks is a design veteran with over 30 years experience in creative consulting, design history & psychology, print, online, and digital technology. He has worked for clients like Cartoon Network, DC Comics, Warner Bros., and Coca-Cola winning over 100 national and international awards for them.
His work has been published Graphis, Communication Arts, and Print Magazine. He has been featured in many design industry books on the effectiveness of unique design styles and how they establish authentically with internet-savvy audiences.