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We free clients up to focus on what they do best: their business. Whether you know exactly what you need, or you have a big idea and need a plan for accomplishing it, we can help.


  • Branding
  • Marketing Planning
  • Product Development
  • Organizational Content Strategy
  • Process Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • SWOT Analaysis
  • Audience Research
  • Consulting and Coaching


  • Campaign Development
  • Marketing Automation
  • Content Marketing
  • Paid Search
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Usability Testing
  • Web Design


  • Editorial Planning and Calendar
  • eBooks
  • Storytelling Workshops
  • Communications Audit
  • Website Content Audit
  • Digital Content Creation


And Our Clients love us

Client Endorsements

A Brave New is good people – experienced, curious, smart – and a breath of fresh air. They cut their teeth on the fundamentals, so in an ever-evolving industry with no shortage of opinions, it’s a load off to know that ABN stays on top of the trends and pays due attention to what actually works. Our program is flourishing thanks to them.
Peter, Vera Whole Health
A Brave New is agile. They’re smart, fast, innovative, flexible, responsive, effective . . . and really good at making us better and expanding our horizons. Our highest recommendation.
Kristin, Valhalla DSP
We are thrilled to have ABN as part of our team. They are knowledgeable, smart, flexible, and enjoyable to work with. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Definitely try to work with Polly, she’s clearly the smartest of the three.
Steven, The Better Fundraising Company

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: Filament

client's logo: Taylor

client's logo: Mako

client's logo: dstil

client's logo: Lombardi

client's logo: Light & Land

client's logo: Huntsman

client's logo: Fred Hutch

client's logo: Baraka

client logo: Analytical Ones

client's logo: webconnex

client's logo: Aquaneering

client's logo: The Foursome

client's logo: Mission House

Client's logo: lantern hill

client's logo: Antonson Lane

client logo: Edge West

client logo: The Better Fundraising Company

client logo: Five Ply Design

client logo: Donlon Agency

client logo: Ian Lurie

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

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

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


You deserve the best, even when your project isn’t in our wheelhouse. Luckily, we know a lot of smart people. Here are a few we work with the most.

Resarch and Analytics

conspirator logo: Analytical Ones


conspirator logo: FiredUp Culture


conspirator logo: Brand Wallop

Agency Partners

conspirator logo: The Better Fundraising Company

conspirator logo: Donlon Agency

conspirator logo: Masterworks


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