Brand & Product Marketers
So Much Data, No Insights - nothing in the stockpiles of data feels like a real human truth.
The More For Less Paradox - you're consistently being asked to do more with less.
Thinking Not Making - you're spending almost as much on fee as you are on the work.
Never Enough Content - you're selling packaged goods, but feel like you're an editor at HuffPo.
The Ambiguous "Get More Digital" Mandate - you're given lakes, ponds and rivers of data, but no clear direction.
Behind In Innovation - there are new technologies and disruptors in your category and you feel behind.
That Damn Brand Purpose Keeps Coming Up - everyone's getting tired of talking about it, but the CEO isn't gonna let this one go.
Talent, We Need Some - you need some outside perspective and maybe some names.
For The Love Of Data - can someone just look at it and tell me what we can actually do with it?
Please Just Tell Me Something That Feels True - you've assembled a crack team of talented creative directors, writers, designers, videographers and producers, but the briefs are ______.
What Are We Supposed To Make? - you're looking for a strategic creative partner that can focus the work.
Our Ideas Are Still For Sale - your most killer ideas are dying a slow death on the conference room wall.
Data-driven Wha? - analysts are giving briefings. Wha?
Escape From The Billable Hour - no time to focus on internal and client innovation outside of the billable machine.
Instant Crack Unit - the critical resources have worked into coma and you've just bagged a new pitch.
Can Someone, Anyone, Define Comms Planning? - this is the bane of your current existence.
Do We Need A Consultant? - you're asking this question.
We're also open to private equity/startup projects under our sister company, Shepherd Endeavors. If you're on the verge of funding or in A/B rounds and need to scale fast —give us a ring.
FOUNDER // BUSINESS STRATEGY
Dan Walsh is an expert at entrepreneurship, and connecting top-notch creative and digital talent. He scaled a 3-person web development shop in Portland, Oregon to become the integrated indie powerhouse, Roundhouse Agency — building a client roster of many of the world’s hottest brands. From Xbox to Fender, Yeti, Red Bull, KIND, and Adidas, he’s adding his business smarts and category-breaking experience as a co-founder at Shepherd.
FOUNDER // BRAND STRATEGY
Dave Burg is a strategist, creative, and lecturer. He's led some of the most awarded integrated campaigns in advertising. From Domino’s Pizza, to P&G’s global “Thank You, Mom,” to interactive Super Bowl campaigns for Coca-Cola, to helping Fruit of the Loom become Walmart’s preferred apparel partner with “The Professional’s Collection.” Dave held director roles at Wieden+Kennedy, Crispin, Porter+Bogusky, and R/GA prior to co-founding Shepherd.
FOUNDER // DIGITAL STRATEGY
Dean McBeth is an award-winning strategist, creative director, social media pioneer, marketer and speaker. From Old Spice to Nike, Formula 1 to Domino’s, his work is instantly recognizable in the ad industry, as well as taught at many well-renowned communications schools. He’s left behind a string of executive strategy & creative posts at Wieden+Kennedy, Barton F. Graf, Ketchum, Circuit of the Americas and Crispin, Porter+Bogusky to co-found Shepherd.