In advance of some initial marketing discussions with an unnamed Canadian auto financing startup, and serial entrepreneurial friend, I was spurred on to dig out into some of Shark's past auto dealer ads.
In lieu of slide shows, background video, and other marketing agency, self-promo and popping graphic tactics, we've string together an easy and economical way to auto-post new content. The blog connects via auto-post software, syndication occurs across multiple digital channels, and then a twitter feed integrated into our homepage creates an easily managed digital marketing ecosystem. A great strategy for small business and companies who want to run with less drain on resources. Just saying.
... of the T, that is. Someone asked, so I found it. From the original, Saint Augustine shoot.
Here's a first look at the initial name and logo created by Shark for an exploratory, west-coast based start-up. No names - will be named and at the moment it's in "proof-of-concept"and that's all we can show or say!
From the beaches of St. Augustine, FL last year some time, our "If your ads aren't becoming to you, then you should be coming to us, vintage Shark T;shirt."
Just found some classic Ida Cheinman beer package design for Shark on the agency's shelf. It's either late 90's or sometime in the 2000's..
This would be a Pete, Christian and Thomas project resurrecting a concept that's been floating around the agency for a while.
Founded by Charles Shackleton and Miranda Thomas, ShackletonThomas furniture, pottery, and home décor can be found in the homes of Hollywood luminaries, international dignitaries, and in fine homes nationwide. As we begin to organize strategies, and a new digital marketing program, below, one can see the company' current logo and color palette, followed by a new typographic logo and icon ( props to Christian ... graphiste extraordinaire).
Shark Account Manager, Evy Jacobs is riding out Irma with her dog Stella in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A quick pic from Saturday before the storm - probably after uncle Robert finished "battening down the hatches," but just before his evening cocktail.
We spend a lot of time in our cars. Commuting to work, dropping off the kids at school, running errands, weekend getaways. When you view the world through a glass windshield, it's easy to notice the things that stand out, and what better way to separate from the rest of the pack than with a beautiful outdoor advertising campaign.
That's exactly what we did for Bank RI: Shark creative came up with a billboard design to not only convey a message but also draw attention with its sound visuals for an outdoor environment. A sleek, powerful look for a strong, dependable bank.
Although we can't name names, we can show a sneak peak at how the central idea of a logo can remain as a central idea with its graphic form evolving. Yes, it's a Maple leaf, that was originally a whole tree. (See below)
Just a quick glimpse at some recent design explorations for the Three Penny logo. It's an inherited, client-crafted logo that Shark's design team has reviewed and begun to explore. First thing, cleaner hops, second thing, a more contemporary aesthetic that works beautifully for T-shirts and swag.
Just a great little quote from Amazon's Jeff Bezo that we've turned into a fun header for new strategic planning documents heading to a Boston-based client.
Shark Account people, Amy and Evelyn proudly displaying exquisitely-crafted, original Miranda Thomas mugs ...gifts from the renowned artist and potter herself, Miranda Thomas.
Not much to say except that it's a great concept from the 2000's.
Pick a card, any card...
Exploratory creative for a new Shark ad - courtesy of Mr. Amazon
Yes, print is still alive and here's a first ad for QOR360, a cool ergonomic seating start-up that continues to grow quickly. But more importantly, Argentinian tennis pro, organic farmer and sometime model Juan Margarit, gets his fifteen minutes of fame on a shoot with Helen....