We're SDM Marketing

EXPERIENCED.

Our group of creative individuals are knowledgeable and adept in working with clients to translate a project through brand, design and development. We stay current by adapting and utilizing our experience to get the most out of todays technology.

PASSIONATE.

We’re obsessive with defining and delivering the right marketing solution. We’re committed to our clients and to their success. Experience has taught us that to be successful our passion must turn to action.

RESPONSIVE.

We’re a small agile firm that anticipates and responds to our clients needs, and work closely with them. Being resourceful, we provide quick and effective solutions. We’re receptive to their input, synthesizing their thoughts with our expertise.

ABOUT US

Based in Seattle since 1991, we’re an independent communication firm focusing on brand development and design.  As strategic brand communicators we blend our passion, expertise and insight to connect and build clients’ brand (company, services and/or products). We provide an objective perspective from the outside in. We clearly define our clients and separate them from the competition.

That’s SDM Marketing

Our award winning strategic design demonstrates our ability to communicate strong messages.

Services

Brand
Strategy

Brand
Strategy

Brand Strategy is the starting point and the key to learning about, defining and creating an emotional appeal. It provides the direction for Naming, Visual and Digital Branding, and the tone for the content.

Naming
 

Naming
 

For companies as well as products, the name is the first touch with the audience. It creates the initial impression, image, tone and emotion. It starts the brand connection with the customer. A name can be literal or made-up and everything in-between. We go beyond and confirm a URL, prescreen your trademark and create a tagline.

Visual
Branding

Visual
Branding

Communicating the brand to the audience comes in many forms. We start with developing the logo, colors and fonts. We move on to the business card, brochures, POS materials, trade show displays, catalogs and/or product packaging. The key for success is being consistent in portraying the brand and the message.

Digital
Branding

Digital
Branding

Viewing a good website isn’t as simple as just putting up pages on the web. It’s about the user having a positive experience no matter where they’re viewing, be it on a desktop, tablet or smart phone. We understand the complexities… we design and develop for the best experience on the latest technologies.

Content
Marketing

Content
Marketing

Copy is only as good as the input given. We pride ourselves on understanding and defining our client’s story and key messages. We talk to the audience on their level in their words… we keep the message simple and on point.

Our Team

When working with SDM Marketing you’re working with a team of graphic and web design professionals, copywriters and developers who have each over 20 years of experience at advertising agencies, design firms and clients side (as advertising and marketing managers). We have all decided its best to use our expertise and experience  to support clients with a hands-on approach. We take great pride in providing for and developing brands and campaigns that drive business. We’re always focused on what’s best for our clients.

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Scott D. Michelson

Principal & Brand Strategist

As Founder and Principal, Scott’s career has evolved from an advertising guy to becoming a brand specialist, coach, teacher and leader.

Scott thrives on new projects that have him learning about new industries and doing things he’s never done before. When he’s not collaborating with clients and colleagues or solving a vast array of business challenges, he loves coaching his son’s baseball, basketball and soccer teams as well as traveling with the family (whether in a car or on a bicycle). During the family get-a-ways he always has his camera handy as an amateur photographer.

OUR CLIENTS

For over 20 years, we’ve partnered successfully with clients across a multitude of industries and business sectors. We’ve supported Fortune 500 clients as well as burgeoning start-ups. Here’s a short list of our clients past and present.

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Years in Business
Original Hockey Teams - Can you name them?
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Creative Awards

“Brands are about relationship building… build it and the customer will become loyal.”

Scott Michelson – Principal, SDM Marketing

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