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Yeah. We understand how it feels. You’re trying to provide a quality product or service, but you end up spending all your time looking for customers. You’re in luck. What if we helped find customers for you? You know the type. The right kind of customer. The repeat customer. What if we told you there was a way to find your best customers today? It involves a little wooing, then dating, then sealing the deal. Let’s make this happen.

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We’ve worked with a lot of nonprofits over the years. All three of us have worked at nonprofits. The constant struggle is to find new donors. And you know what? Doing the same old thing isn’t really working. But wait! Most nonprofits are high on passion and low on just about everything else. Don’t new things cost money? They sure do, but the beauty of working with us is we’ll make sure your money is spent right.

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Agencies need partners they can trust

You’ve come to the right place. We have a combined 25 years of agency experience. We know about the pace and the work. And you know what? We kind of like it. Even though the big agency thing isn’t our gig, we can act as an extension of your team. Whether you need our expertise, or you just need some extra hands to help lift. We’ll do either. Reach out to us and let us know what you need. We’re happy to oblige.

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We solve tough problems


Wait a second! Don’t jump to the list of services below just yet. Let’s talk first. We want to think about the challenges you face so we understand where you are coming from. Then we can make sure you’re hiring us to do the right kind of work. That’s what it means to be problem-centric (one of our guiding principles!).

Make The Introduction

  • Top of the Funnel Analysis and Growth Plan
  • Google Grants AdWords Audit and Setup
  • Google Analytics Audit and and Setup
  • Paid Search Management
  • Facebook Fan Acquisition Campaign
  • Integrated Constituent Acquisition Campaign

Build Interest & trust

  • Organizational Communication Audit
  • Storytelling & Web Writing Workshops
  • Organizational Content Strategy Development
  • Editorial Planning and Calendar Design
  • Website Content Audit
  • Website Content Strategy Development
  • Website Content Rewrite
  • Website Redesign

Change How You Think

  • Organizational SWOT Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Process Design
  • Management Consulting

We love our clients


client's logo: Valhalla DSP

client's logo: Prudential

client's logo: Ver Whole Health

client's logo: Gibraltar Ventures

client's logo: The Juicy Cafe

client logo: Analytical Ones

client's logo: webconnex

client's logo: Vacation Races

client's logo: Aquaneering

client's logo: The Foursome

client's logo: Mission House

client logo: Trinity

Client's logo: lantern hill

client's logo: Antonson Lane

Think in a new way

About Us

What if the world was full of possibilities? What if constraints like lack of funding or stubborn leadership were actually opportunities? A chance to think in a whole new way?

For us this isn’t marketing speak, it’s the kind of judo we love. If this sounds intriguing, A Brave New could be right for you. A Brave New is a partnership between three longtime colleagues who are passionate about helping organizations tell their story and expand their reach. We have three core philosophies that guide everything we do. Take a moment to learn a little about us.

Problems Matter

Most companies provide a couple solutions. They jam them down your throat. You know: square peg, round hole. The real world doesn’t work this way. Most of the time the right solution for one organization could be entirely wrong for another. We take a different approach. Before selling anyone a solution, we’ll sit down with you to think through the problem. We call this problem-centric. And, it’s our guarantee to you. If we can’t fix your problem with our expertise, we’ll help you find someone who can.

A Middle Road

If you’ve ever hired someone to market your business, you probably had one of two experiences. Either a general marketing agency has asked you to spend money without showing results, or a direct marketing agency wanted to tie ROI to every single effort. Problem is, neither of these extremes work in 21st century digital America. The answer is somewhere in the middle. We’ll bring direct marketing discipline to a general advertising mindset. The outcome will be magic.

Work Well With Others

We can’t do everything. No one can. The good thing is we know a lot of experts who probably can help you if we can’t. We believe there is enough work for everyone. Our pledge to you: if we work through a problem with you and don’t offer the solution, we’ll refer you to someone who does. This isn’t an empty promise. We’ve spent years building up a network of skilled experts. They’ve been vital to our growth, we trust them, so can you. You deserve the best.

We are A stellar team

About Polly, Jacob & Josh

Two parts Pacific Northwest born and bred, one part Northeast flair mixed in. With more than thirty years of combined marketing experience to boot.

Polly Yakovich

Born In: Seattle, WA

Polly helps organizations big and small dream big, and deliver on their promises. How, you ask? By defining vision, creating concrete goals, and building a plan to make dreams reality. If that wasn’t enough, Polly’s curious and never satisfied with the status quo. She’ll push you…in a good way.

Specialties: Strategic Planning, Marketing Management

Jacob Smith

Born In: Harrisburg, PA

Jacob uses his technology skills to help people turn strategy into reality. It’s an uncommon skill. Where Jacob really excels is building a custom mix of technology to meet your organizational goals… oh, and he’s a pretty good programmer as well.

Specialties: Technology, Online Promotion

Josh Dougherty

Born In: Seattle, WA

Who’s your audience? What are you trying to say? Why? Josh asks these questions often. He also loves a good story. Just bring up Gabriel Garcia Marquez. You’ll bring a tear to his eye. Josh wants to help you tell your story in a relevant, meaningful and effective way.

Specialties: Content Strategy, Web Design


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