WELCOME TO MITCHELL ALLEN

A creatively led, strategy driven shop with roots in the North Coast and East Coast.

(that’s Cleveland, Ohio and Virginia Beach, Virginia)

In sheer numbers of people, we’re not that big. In terms of bringing together the talent for your projects and unearthing the human truths at the heart of your brand. We’re big. We’re a brand strategy and creative group delivering insightful and powerful ideas to help elevate your company and brand in your marketplace. The go-to team that can handle a project looking for the smarts of large agency talent, but not the budget strain of one. The ones to develop an idea so big, so meaningful, it can be effective across any appropriate media. The partner to work with your in-house teams to solve brand challenges. The creative minds looking to create work with one thing – and only one thing – in mind: grow businesses.

WHAT WE DO

 

We don’t adhere to any one medium or discipline. Our ability to view a client’s project openly through several areas of expertise enhances our strategy and creative.

In 27 years, we have never asked to be “Agency of Record”. And we like it that way. We believe a project-based relationship prevents complacency, which can lead to boring and predictable.

Brand design and identity
Brand position consultation
Brand content
Broadcast
Design consultation
Digital communications
Direct
Integrated campaigns
Media strategy, planning and buying
Print
Public relations
Research
Social strategy
Social implementation

 
 

 

 

 TEAM LEADERS

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Judy
Jessen

Brand + Marketing Strategy
Partner

The art of solving business challenges and pains with marketing breakthroughs that capture the essence, approval and enthusiasm for a brand

 

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Jayna
Eller

Brand + Social + PR Strategy

Building media relations strategies,
engaging customers and securing
unpaid media coverage

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Teri
Denton-McCarthy

Media Strategy

Managing paid, owned, earned. It’s all one.

 

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Mike
Hudock

Brand + Creative Message

 Without brand focus there is no message

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Bob
Petersen

Brand + Creative Strategy

President + Founder

 An unwavering commitment to focusing the creative message and design through the eyes of the business issue or opportunity.

 

April

April
Sciacchitano

PR + Social Strategy

Leverage brand strategy and
media relations

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Robin
Segbers

Market Research + Strategy

Uncovering the “Ah ha” that drives
successful brand and marketing
strategies

Rachelsea

Rachel
Seda

Social + Digital

 Developing creative, strategic and integrated communications
campaigns that are measurable and result-driven

 

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A SCALEABLE APPROACH

A simple, time-tested approach clearly guides our creative work from start to finish, whether its a single project or a campaign.

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HELPING SMALL COMPANIES LOOK BIG AND BIG COMPANIES LOOK SMART

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IT ALL STARTED ON A DINETTE TABLE.

I was the lone employee of a one-client agency, with the plan to create work that told my client’s stories in ways they could believe in, their customers would trust and I was proud of.

I couldn’t have picked a better time. February 1990. The start of a recession. Gloom and doom on Wall Street. Clients were cutting budgets on everything they could justify and on some things they couldn’t.

But companies were still looking for new thoughts and new opportunities to grow their brands and stand out in competitive markets. Some went in-house. Others demanded more from their agencies. And some companies turned to shops like mine: shops with a strong will for smart strategies and even smarter creative execution.

And here we are today in Cleveland and Virginia Beach, a broader talent pool, but still believing in our methods.

Bob Petersen

(the company, by the way, is named after my son)