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Want your non-profit to succeed? Think strategically.

Want your non-profit to succeed? Think strategically.
Many of us have been touched by something so powerful, we are moved to take action through fundraising and awareness. And, even though it’s built on personal passion, a non-profit is just like any other business–its success lies in thoughtful, strategic messaging. Unlike a business plan, which requires hard data about funding and [...]

This might be me.

This might be me.
  I have the somewhat freaky ability to get into the mind of any target audience. It doesn’t matter that I’m female, nearing 60, and just 5 feet tall. If your target is a 24 year-old male basketball star, I’ll grow a foot and a half, pencil in a soul patch, and shed 36 years.   I bring your team a broad depth of experien [...]

How 1 request for 12 brochures changed an industry

How 1 request for 12 brochures changed an industry
Meet Vinnie, your favorite neighborhood cabbie. You’d never guess by looking at him today, but Vinnie started out trapped in a boring brochure. I’ve always been the kind of creative who questions motive. So when a client asked the ad agency I was contracted with for 12 brochures, my first question was, “Why?” Why broch [...]

Mom’s 3-part brand story

Mom’s 3-part brand story
All advertisers have two brand stories to consider: 1.) their own, and 2.) the brand story of their target audience. The objective, of course, is to make your brand story part of your customer’s brand story. But when it comes to marketing to moms, do we truly understand the story we’re trying to become part of? Is a lack of deeper insight res [...]

Writing for financial markets

Writing for financial markets
I’ve been a creative partner in all kinds of finance environments, from investment bankers, to angel investors. They are all a little bit different, with their own set of buzzwords and government restrictions. Among competitive products, however, the differences are often very subtle. This means that it’s absolutely essential not [...]

Why know it alls probably don’t know it all

Why know it alls probably don’t know it all
I always do a mental eyeroll when potential clients ask if I’ve ever worked in their “special” industry. They’ll say, “It’s different, you know.” No doubt the business itself is different. But the messaging? That’s pretty universal. I mean, as long as we’re talking about humans and not dogs and cats. (Come to think of [...]

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