Part of our value statement is “we value integrity, honesty, ingenuity, open communication, collaboration, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, respect for each other, and respect for design.” Here are a few lies we won’t tell you.
WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR EVERY COMPANY
One of the things I (Nate) dealt with in past jobs is creating an illusion for our customers that we offered a wide variety of solutions which we in reality did not offer. It was a smoke screen we put out there as a company to entice customers who were looking at other well known branded solutions to consider our primary solution.
Some people feel that offering a “wide variety” of solutions makes them look like a more experienced solution provider. In reality it means they are minimally experienced in many areas.
We focus on a few well known, and well researched solutions that we feel best meet our clients needs. That doesn’t mean we aren’t intimately familiar with other solutions or that the solutions we have selected will work best for all organizations. If our solution isn’t the right one for you, we are going to tell you and give you a recommendation of where you will find the best solution for your needs.
YOUR MARKETING STRATEGY IS GREAT
I say this sort of tongue in cheek because you might actually have a great brand and marketing plan. I like making people feel good. I would love nothing more than to tell you that your branding strategy and marketing plan is spot on! However, lying to you about the quality of your brand or marketing plan isn’t going to help anyone long term. Don’t feel bad though. I wouldn’t bring a criticism that I didn’t also have a solution to.
Our talent is taking a data driven approach to analyzing your current branding, technology, and marketing plan and maximizing your efforts to reach your audience and grow your organization!
YOU CAN'T DO THAT
This one is a little interesting. There may be many reasons why you shouldn’t do that or what you are asking for may not be something that we are prepared to do with our team, but we won’t tell you that you can’t do something. We’ll always be ready to explore the best option for what you are looking to achieve and at the very least, point you in the right direction.