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bringing brands alive

Who cares? We do. After partnering with us, your customers and the market will too. Matter. 

Just what the world needed, another marketing anything. We are more than that, and so are you. 

We exist as change-agents that build into your business through custom tailored marketing solutions, crafted via creative innovation. Our creative consortium team of marketing strategists, brand scientists, designers, and others are prepared through robust and in-depth experiences to apply the right transformation tactics for advancement. 

Our ideas are implemented to delight and enchant your customers, and breathe life into your brands with simple clarity. Our purpose is to define the essence of why you matter via ideas, words, art, and love. Our team leads brand activation efforts that digs into, assesses, learns, and delivers ideas that scale growth.

Through sleeve rolling and bootstrapping, we deliver relationship driven initiatives across many industries and markets that provides our clients with the impactful brand movement they seek. 

This is achieved through agile yoga-like methods & nimble cat-like movement. Not bikrum yoga, but an advanced YMCA class. We were part of their big re-brand team by the way. We're more dog-like, because they're just better - and one that can leap over fences and lands on their paws. Sorry "cat people", it's not that we don't trust you, well - ok, we don't. Kittens are great, until they grow up. Hear about the three legged dog that went into the bar looking for his "paw"? Doesn't work for a cat. We digress. Words matter. 

We aren't looking for mild wins, but more interested in cracking open that hot salsa packet or bottle. Hot sauce is good too. You can put it on everything. We mean business, and are serious about Taco Tuesday.

VERB will create your vibe through brand essentials. We want to celebrate your efforts, and have customers appreciate the experiences your brand offers. We're like your spork, or swiss army knife. Stop using plastic silverware, and use the spork man. 

Give us a whirl, we'll innovate this sucker up buddy!

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faith based marketers

We are a team of Christ followers who happen to be gifted with doing Marketing. Human driven, faith fueled. Not robot driven, but we do appreciate AI. 

We seek to build His Kingdom through our work. 

This doesn’t mean we posture ourselves as perfect, or that we are boring pew dwellers. We are adventurous spirits who boldly pursue a relationship with God, and this flows into the work we lead.

We are not bible thumping better than judgers. We are brave spirits who appropriately integrate our faith into business endeavors. It's personal, it's business.

This fuels our bold courage. We operate with our values in a way that our marketing work is led with the essence of what we feel God is calling us to.

We won't show up to a pitch with a baptismal pool, but  we may just pivot you beyond business, or invite you to pray. The water fountain may have holy water we could sprinkle you with on our way out. Bless you.

If you don't have water fountains, you're violating code 1200 people. Okay, that's not a standard code for fountains in a workplace, it's the secret password to enter the tee-pee of our founder's 5 year old. This is a true story, and code - but not for OSHAA. 

We are more passionate about our faith than a drive-thru attendant saying "My pleasure" at Chick-Fil-A. Being relevant to us is more than making money, it's making an impact while also reaping rewards. 

Through our faith, marketing knowledge economy, and beasty creative skills - we will take you to the next level whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or meat lover who appreciates organic, gluten free, artisian, hand-crafted, premium, free-range, non-GMO what-cha-ma-call-it (best candy bar ever by the way).

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human driven branding

VERB is for the builders, makers, dreamers, and doers. We are all about human-to-human (H2H) interaction.  

Our energy is driven by people & ideas, and fueled by our faith, business expertise, and thought leadership.

As humans, and like with business endeavors - we stumble. Our marketing craftsmanship eliminates confusion. When times are clumsy - we fortify your business like walking next to you in a 3-legged race at a 25 yr family reunion. You're going down Aunt Edna! 

We define brand voice, personality & identity by building into your reputation with simple clarity. We do so by making declarations around the emotional associations to your brand through verbal identity, and visual connections that sparks relationships.  

Through this crafted identity, we deliver a reputation that captures the essence & purpose of why you exist. The story of your gifts are then brought alive through proven tactics that advance your business. This is achieved through our "dig" approach, and IMMERSION process. We like immersion better, disruption can be annoying. It's trendy, like a hipster with a mustache, lumberjack shirt, man-bun & skinny jeans. We're doing something newer. Plus, we invented it. So cool #humblebrag. 

We care. Like a lot. We also cringe when people say "like" too much when talking. Like anyway, back to us and our caring. We care more than you wanting mosquito spray in the middle of the jungle in your tent while humid, and the media feared you with good reason about zika. Little things matter. We care because, like, hey - we all have bills to pay hu-man. That, and your legacy matters. 

Think whimsy without the tutu, because jeans are more comfortable. We have suits, but they are at the dry cleaner still, who's picking them up?

Who we are

Hi! What's your name and where are you from? Anyway, enough about you - let's talk about us! Do people still write in cursive?  We like it, it's so loopy and pretty - you know, like us!

VERB is a full service human driven branding firm headquartered in Cincinnati. Our faith based marketers bring brands alive by instigating engagement and provoking movement through pivotal verbal and visual identity.

We’re renowned for strategically partnering as brand artists and scientists who provide creative insights that deliver through via marketing, branding, communications, and strategic solutions for growth. Example deliverables are original branded content, brand positioning and direction, design, public relations, and digital (web) & social media.

Our influencer tactics are born from our proprietary "dig" approach, and "IMMERSION" process. From start-ups to Fortune 500's, VERB is poised to develop brand plans and implement fully integrated marketing efforts that advance your business and culture.

Core Principles

How we be our battle-cry of bringing brands alive, and are your adventurous business partner as brave hands, feet, and heart through sleeve rolled & bootstrapped action.

  • Human to Human (H2H) posture
  • simple clarity
  • passionate empathy
  • intentional listening
  • clear thinking problem solving
  • relationship driven
  • delight and enchant
  • customer's customer first attitude
  • work hard & celebrate well

Services

"Check, check, microphone check. This is your once in a lifetime business opportunity. We are a huge multinational corporation for your business needs of management, financial portfolios, insurance, computers, R&D, black leather gloves, and security. Putting in the man hours of the science of what you need.". We won't put liquid paper on a bee, but may bust out a hip-hop video from time to time. Hey, if that delights & enchants customers, it will work! We are not crazy, so relax. There's a fine line of fuzziness between genius and crazy. We like to spice things up. This is a reference the movie Step Brothers. If you haven't seen it, watch it. If you don't like it - we will require large doses of grace to be friends. PS We have a heartbeat in our finger. #namethatepicholidayfilm #friendtestnumbertwo

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BUILDERS. MAKERS. DREAMERS. DOERS.

Smarketing. Developing strategies that drive relationships tapping into the human desire of connectedness. We achieve this through diverse perspectives and dynamic marketing solutions.  Planning that energizes your culture, people & business growth.

  • dig + IMMERSION
  • Marketing & Business plans
  • Go to market | commercialization
  • Fortune 10, 500, 5,000 to start-ups
  • New products & services
  • Causes | Non-profit | NGO
  • University, College, or School
  • Government | Municipalities
  • Manufacturing or Industrial, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG or FMCG), Automotive, Medical, Hospitals, Health & Fitness, Transportation, Aviation, Churches, Equipment, Engineering & Design, Consultancies, Sole Proprietorships
  • Check it - we leverage VERB labs for speculative, goodwill, or equity via Gapstow Ventures, say hi

 

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IDEAS. WORDS. ART. LOVE.

Global experiences for defining your purpose, and sharing the essence of why you exist beyond making money through our Brand Artists & Scientists. 

  • Phase one insights | Continuous discoveries | dig | IMMERSION
  • Brand Essentials | Purpose defined
  • Brand Promise
  • Brand Experience
  • Brand Architecture | Structure & Mapping
  • Brand Pulse & Ethos
  • Verbal Identity
  • Impressions | Manifestos
  • Spark Marks | Ah-ha's
  • Naming | Nomenclature 
  • Brand Activation | Movement
  • Brand Voice & Personality
  • Brand Revitalization | Re-surge 
  • Integration plans | Merger and Acquisition brand integration
  • Unique positioning strategies
  • Brand collateral | style guides, logos, product graphics, company imagery, compelling visuals 

 

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HELLO!

Human driven engagement that amplifies the voice of your brand and business through meaningful, relevant, and attention garnering mediums. Brand movement via human engagement with content that matters.

  • Battle-cry | Amplified
  • Storytelling | Delight + Enchant
  • Campaigns
  • Announcements
  • Press Releases
  • Social Media
  • Web content  |  SEO friendly
  • Creative content development
  • Newsletters
  • Case studies & Briefs
  • White papers
  • Infographics
  • Winning examples | Customer success stories

 

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SIMPLE CLARITY

Strategery. Whether pulling a 180, long-term planning, or short term wins - allow VERB be your dedicated business GPS via our proprietary "dig" approach + "IMMERSION" process.

  • Brand assessments & growth plans
  • Overall alignment & synergies
  • Ground-up | new brand
  • Existing | revamp or overhaul
  • Timeline and schedules
  • Competitive benchmarking & analysis
  • General business advisory
  • Declarations | where you play
  • Customer engagement & process
  • Sales process | analysis
  • Innovation platforms
  • dig approach | IMMERSION process