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
Media strategy, planning and buying
Brand + Marketing Strategy
The art of solving business challenges and pains with marketing breakthroughs that capture the essence, approval and enthusiasm for a brand
Managing paid, owned, earned. It’s all one.
Social + Digital
Developing creative, strategic and integrated communications
campaigns that are measurable and result-driven
Market Research + Strategy
Uncovering the “Ah ha” that drives
successful brand and marketing
Creative + Direction
An unwavering commitment to focusing the creative message and design through the eyes of the business issue or opportunity.
Brand + Creative Message
Without brand focus there is no message
PR + Social Strategy
Building local media relations strategies, engaging customers and securing unpaid
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.
HELPING SMALL COMPANIES LOOK BIG AND BIG COMPANIES LOOK SMART
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.
(the company, by the way, is named after my son)