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Stimulate: To invigorate, energize; to cause action, excite; to create a response; respond and even to restart.
We first opened our doors in fall of 2008 in historic downtown Lynchburg, Virginia...and yes — We went into business during a recession and so far business has been fantastic! Our business focus is and always will be to provide top quality design, advertising, web site design and marketing solutions that are both affordable and successful.
Stimulus brings together a unique group of talented marketing, design and communication professionals and contractors who focus on delivering top creative branding, marketing, communications and web design.
Going on 15 years in the business, we have served many local, regional, national and international clients. That's right, we said international! Although we are "Lynchburg-based," our reach goes pretty far. Our experience covers advertising and marketing functions for industries such as insurance and financial services, banks and credit unions, manufacturers, nuclear, government and economic development, retail, travel and tourism, communications, furniture, packaging and publishing .... just to name a few.
Stimulus provides the power, expertise and energy to drive compelling brand experiences and generate new business and new customers. Stimulus believes inspired ideas and effective execution should be sewn together for maximum effect. Creating and refining opportunities for you and your organization with our world-class design team and developing visual and verbal elements that captures your brand’s positioning is what sets us apart from the others. By consistently delivering a compelling message across multiple channels and media, Stimulus creates a solid platform for growth.
Brand & Identity:
This is the creation of the brand’s visual and verbal identity. It includes the creative development of core visual and verbal elements such as name, trademark, brand voice, and brand aesthetics.
It begins by clearly defining the objectives, gathering what we know and documenting the goals and shaping the vision. We then partner with clients to optimize brands and articulate a core position that supports overall business objectives.
Brand Analysis - The assessment of category, competitive, consumer, and brand data to uncover areas of opportunity for the brand that meet specific business objectives.
- Brand Analysis
- Consumer Analysis
- Competitive Analysis
- Brand and Consumer Research
- Brand Articulation -The robust articulation of the brand idea, driven from consumer insights, that thoroughly captures the competitive advantage of the brand and its intended meaning in the hearts and minds of the consumers.
Deliverables can also include all or a mix of these activities:
- Creating a Brand Strategy
- Defining the Customer(s)
- Core Brand Infrastructure
- Naming and Nomenclature
- Brand Standards
- Ideation and Exploration
- Identity Development
- Key Communication Visuals
- Brand Style and Character
- Market Research
- Design System Guidelines
- Packaging & System Design
- Integrated Communications
- Multi-Tier Systems
- Future System Visioning
- Environmental Branding
- Print Collateral Design
- Structural & Environmental Design
- Brand Deployment & Launch
The thorough and all-inclusive process of creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging information, valuable to customers. Our marketing strategies are designed to define the needs of our clients, satisfy those needs, while exceeding their expectations in quality and service.
Our Marketing components include the following:
The carefully considered and planned method of delivering the right message to the right audience in the most effective way. Our designs have been proven to command attention, communicate clearly and consistently deliver brand recognition across all media.
Advertising can include any of these:
The development of individual, modern and targeted web site designs that demand strong online positions. We construct our web sites to best suit the needs of our clients and their customers— crafting websites that are both easy and effective to use. Using the best technology and software, we are positive that we can create a lasting website for your company. Digital marketing has become huge in the last two years and shows no signs of slowing down in the near future. Find out more under the "Web Design" tab where you can see our live web site portfolio, some "before & after" web site transformations and details on web hosting, web domain registration, our website content management system and more.
Support Services – We provide the necessary tools needed to take your business to the next level in the marketing and advertising world. You need to get your name out there and we have the means by which to do so. A user-friendly, visually appealing website is just the start to making your business great.
Stimulus provides the following support resources:
- Trade Show Displays
- Video & Media Services
- Environmental Graphics
- Event Management
- Logo Design
- Print Management
- Direct Mail
- Packaging Design
- Publication Design
Give us a call at 434-455-7188 or fill out the form on the "Contact Page" and we will have one of our project managers contact you as soon as possible.