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Type of Biz: MORTGAGE BROKERAGE
Challenge:
How to Stand Out in a Crowded Market
Services Provided:
Consultation, Coaching & Implementation

"I needed to stand out from the dozens of other mortgage companies in our region . . . that's why I contacted Dan. Before the end of our first meeting, he nailed the perfect overall theme for me . . . I would become known as 'The Home Loan Arranger'. He first nailed down the powerful images of me on horseback against a dynamic Pacific Northwest background and then proceeded to produce display signage, marketing handouts, business cards, follow up cards, holiday cards and even secured silver bullets for me to leave behind with potential clients. The campaign was an immediate hit and I achieved my primary goal of being unforgettable."



"But Dan has gone far beyond implementation of my campaign . . . Working as my coach and consultant, he has helped to cement key relationships for me and magnify my impact and possibilities in this difficult market. Our regular conversations keep me fired up and continue to increase my enthusiasm and opportunities. Dan functions as my marketing, advertising and overall 'go to business guru' and is always positive and upbeat. If your business needs a shot in the arm or if you need the right someone to keep you on track . . . Dan's the Man!" 

Randy Brockway, Owner, CEO and “The Home Loan Arranger”,
Pacific Trust Mortgage, Everett, Washington


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Type of Biz: COMMUNITY BANK
Challenge:
How to Compete with the BIG BANKS
Services Provided:
Consultation & Implementation

"Ten years ago, Dan presented an outrageous marketing plan to me for my Community Bank in Monterey County. I compete with the giant banks . . . and could never outspend BofA, Wells Fargo or First Interstate . . . but it has been Dan who helped us to 'out-think' the competition. The series of over 100 unique ads he created not only has attracted a steady flow of new business, helping us to retain our position as the biggest SBA lender in the county, but has gotten us national recognition in the trade journals for 'thinking outside of the box'. . . and his work makes even serious people smile!  We have utilized his work in virtually every form of advertising from television to newspapers, magazines, in-facility displays, banners and even moving billboards. Stiil in use all these years later, his campaign continues to be fresh and I credit him and his creativity for making a positive difference for our bank even in these difficult times!"

                                                  Charles T. Chrietzberg, Jr. President and CEO, Monterey County Bank, Monterey, California


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Type of Biz: RETAIL WINE MERCHANT & TASTING ROOM
Challenge:
Distinctive Branding, Decor & Marketing
Services Provided:
Consultation & Implementation

"We were so fortunate to meet Dan before we opened our specialty wine sales and tasting business in Monterey, California. He reviewed our master business plan and listened carefully to our vision for 'Wine from the Heart®'. We fully employed his unique artistic topspin in everything from our logo to all of our marketing materials (print and web) through to the design of our retail venue featuring 20 of his 'Art with a Smile' wine images . . . which set an upbeat tone as well as having become a new retail revenue stream when sold as prints. The importance of a single, cohesive “Branding” that was consistent across all of our Marketing and Sales materials was one of the key factors in our success.  Our customers remembered the name and images associated with it and our repeat business became the backbone of our success.  Dan’s creativity and marketing knowledge really made a difference"

Lloyd and Diane Smilth, Owners,
Wine from the Heart, Monterey, California


MONTERA WEB
Type of Biz: COMMERCIAL PRINTING COMPANY
Challenge:
Mobile Marketing
Services Provided:
Implementation

"I met with Dan and we discussed the nature of my unique printing business and my need to have a regular visual presence in our large community. He came up with a 'delivery van - moving billboard concept'  that just blew my mind. Even several years after implementation, his work garners great face and name recognition as well as many smiles . . .  for me and my business at a fraction of the cost of other forms of advertising. Dan really delivered for me!"

              Frank Montero, Owner, Ryan Ranch Printers,
Monterey, California


LUMSDEN WEB
Type of Biz: SCENIC TOUR BUS
Challenge:
How to Take the Show on the Road
Services Provided:
Marketing & Implementation

"Dan and I sat down to chat about my Scenic Tour Bus business and discuss unique ways to tell the community about us. He came up with the idea to fully decorate my giant vehicle with intriguing imagery and bold graphics. Sure as shootin' my 'Giant Billboard on Wheels' delivers a knock out punch and smiles wherever I roll and creates strong interest and business for me. Additionally, Dan has developed several of our printed handouts and movie theatre marketing images which enhance our business. Thanks Dan the man!"

Doug Lumsden, Owner, Monterey Movie Tours, Monterey, California


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Type of Biz: RETAIL GROCERY
Challenge:
How to Refresh the Interior and ID Departments
Services Provided:
Marketing & Implementation

"I called on Dan to help us to rebrand our country grocery business. He quickly grasped the idea and came up with a series of bold and fun ideas which we had him implement into in-store signage as well as for outdoor marketing elements. His upbeat graphic style really works for us and never fails to create smiles. Local small business or large multinational companies should take advantage of this experienced professional . . . I call him a 'one-man SWAT Team!'

               Josh Flickner, Owner and Manager,
Elger Bay Grocery Company, Camano Island, Washington


SEAGRASS WEB
Type of Biz: ART GALLERY
Challenge:
Unique Branding and Marketing
Services Provided:
Marketing & Implementation

I have had Dan assist me on several occasions to address unique marketing aspects of my art gallery business. From the creation of our distinctive logo to special signage . . . from sales mailers to counseling me on future marketing campaigns, his wealth of broad business knowledge and savvy people skills have served me extremely well. Every business person has questions and all must regularly look to reinvent their market approach. Turn to Dan for a topspin (or two) . . . you'll be glad you did!"

           Doris Platis, Owner, SeagrassGallery,
Camano Island, Washington


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Type of Biz: REAL ESTATE
Challenge:
Creating Dynamic Community Marketing
Services Provided:
Implementation

“Dan gets It!  For the last two years, we have called on Dan to create advertising and marketing elements for one of the community events that we sponsor. From our initial discussion of the vision for the event, Dan has been off and running with relevant fresh ideas.  The end result has been perfect.  The last two posters that Dan created are already collector’s items.”

Randy Heagle and Marla Shea, Owners,
Windermere Realty of Stanwood and Camano Island

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Type of Biz: INDEPENDENT REALTOR
Challenge:
How to Differentiate Herself from the Crowd
Services Provided: Consultation, Coaching & Implementation