"We don't get hired to simply make things pretty. We get hired to solve business problems."
At Bumble Graphics, we work with clients from a variety of industries at all stages in their development. Whether a client is looking to grow or simply revitalize their existing brand, we can help. While our primary focus is working with established businesses, we do take on a limited number of start-up companies and entrepreneurs.
Industries in which we have extensive expertise include light manufacturing, education, non-profit, hospitality, health care and business services.
Every day we work with our clients to develop and implement marketing strategies and creative services that bring them the ROI needed to flourish in today’s tight economy. Whether you need us hourly, by the project, or on a retainer, we can find a solution that will work best for you.
At Bumble Graphics, all of our services start with strategy. This ensures that the recommendations we make are sound, and more importantly, that they connect with your target audience.
We will work with you to develop a strategic marketing plan that capitalizes on what you do best and connect that to what your customers want most. But, we don't stop there.
Having a plan is great, however a plan with improper execution is just as bad as having no plan at all. Based on your needs and budget, we will continue to provide support during the implementation stages so you can reach (and maybe exceed) your goals.
Marketing Audits and Plans
Branding & Graphic Design
Branding is far more than just a logo; it is what others think and feel about your company. At Bumble Graphics, we create new brands and breathe life into mature brands.
We believe people care just as much about who you are as what you do. Because of this, we take the extra time to really learn about your business and the people who make things happen. We observe, ask questions, and listen to uncover what makes you tick and what makes you different from your competition.
With a solid understanding of your business and your goals, we leverage the appropriate channels to create lasting relationships between you and your audience.
BRANDING & GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES
Brand Design & Launch
Print Design (collateral, advertising, etc.)
Large Format Design (wall graphics, wayfinding, event signage, etc.)
Digital Design (websites, social media, etc.)
Taking your brand online is both a necessary and somewhat intimidating endeavor. Technology changes quickly making some websites obsolete in both design and function, social media platforms come and go in popularity, and around every virtual corner is someone waiting to sell you their SEO services. Taking your brand online can feel like a huge headache and expense with an ROI that is difficult at best to determine.
Bumble Graphics is here to help. We love all things digital and work in this arena on a daily basis. We observe and listen to what is happening online so we can keep you up to date and ahead of the curve. We appreciate the value of community and strive to be a positive influence with the brands we manage. All of this translates to a better ROI for you and your business.
How do we do this? First, we work with you to develop a website that fully encompasses who you are and what you're all about. We do this in a way that connects with your audience and provides them the information they need, as well as the user experience they expect. Whether you need a simple brochure site or an e-commerce site, we've got you covered.
Already have a website? No problem. Our next step involves prioritizing which online communities are the best fit for your business. We help you understand when and how to join in and when it is best to just listen. We then work with you to develop content that represents your brand in your voice and we monitor activity and engage with others to further build your brand. Finally, we're there for you when (not if) your brand gets negative attention and we help you to respond appropriately.
For many businesses, the daily upkeep of managing a website, social media, blogging, and online advertising is simply overwhelming. At Bumble Graphics, we take this off your plate and develop an online marketing strategy that supports your business where you need it and at a price you can afford.
ONLINE MARKETING SERVICES
Website Design and Development
Social Media Management
Search Engine Optimization
Google Adwords & Remarketing Campaigns
Social Media Advertising
At Bumble Graphics, we would argue that an exceptionally produced ad campaign that runs through the right channels to a highly targeted audience will yield better returns than a collection of poorly produced, mismatched ads running here and there without strategy. It's not brain surgery but so few businesses really give this thought. If you don't know where and how best to connect with your audience in a way that works, we can help.
Creative Development and Production You only have a few seconds to capture the attention of your audience. We help you create memorable advertising that connects with your audience and delivers results. In our process, we will discuss strategy, goals, and budget and from there develop a storyboard walking you through your campaign. Once the concept is approved, we coordinate and oversee the production to make sure the execution is flawless.
Planning and Placement The world of advertising can be confusing at best. There is lots of jargon and truly everyone has "the perfect advertising opportunity" for your target audience if given the chance to talk with you about it. Our job (and one we rather enjoy) is to be your filter. We are your unbiased, third-party to help you navigate where best to spend your advertising dollars and how to allocate those funds appropriately to different types of media. At Bumble Graphics, we take the time to understand what you want to accomplish and help you get there.
Direct Mail, Print, Radio, Television, Transit & Outdoor Campaigns
Creative and Message Development
Planning and Placement
Tracking and ROI
Not long ago, we met with a business that was considering making a change with their marketing. Without naming names, the company is a mid-sized manufacturer whose typical sales transactions are in the hundreds of thousands to million dollar mark. Their products are superior to that of their competitors and their customer service is top-notch. They're not the least expensive option, but they are the best.
We were doing an evaluation of their current marketing pieces when one of the C level executives handed out his business cards. To our surprise, the cards were printed on thin, flimsy paper and the design felt like an afterthought. When asked why he printed their business cards on such inferior paper, his response was that they only needed a small batch every year so they chose not to spend more on better cards.
He didn't realize the impression his business card was making. In his mind, the card was purely functional and was doing its job. Because the executives at the company only needed a small batch of business cards, and because this is often the first (and sometimes only) printed piece handed to a prospective client, we suggested that his thinking should be just the opposite. A small investment in better business cards, thereby making a better impression, could actually make a difference in sales. He agreed.
We're all guilty of some form of this story, trying to save a dollar here and there... printing fliers in-house, applying return labels to envelopes instead of having them printed, etc. The trouble with this is that, generally speaking, we sacrifice quality for cost savings and end up hurting our brand in the process.
At Bumble Graphics, we work with you to find the best printing available at a price you can afford. We are a print broker and we are networked with local and national printers. Whether you need some business cards, sales brochures, or a large catalog produced, we can find the right printer equipped to best handle your type of project.