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How do you strategically position a brand that spans seven unique business segments including graphic communications, signage, apparel, promos and even custom wall covering? A company with online smart stores and an online communications platform for their clients? A company with over 12,000 registered users?

Benson, Integrated Marketing Solutions is a single source for multifamily marketing products and services. The company is a hive of activity that prides itself on adopting and adapting the latest technology and solutions and putting them to action for their clients. Be it advances in digital communication tools, print technology, monument signage or apparel and promos, Benson is on the forefront of lifestyle marketing.

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Yet what goes along with this constant innovation is an environment that is ever in flux. Our ongoing brand strategy with Benson requires us to pause the action, view the complete picture and craft the narrative from operative moments. By curating those moments into how they think, make and deliver solutions, we can succinctly portray the complexities and amplify the tangible differences in simple, impactful stories.

Editing is key. Homing in on the critical elements and getting to the heart of the company helps reveal the essence of the brand. Our task often involves less telling and more showing—inviting the audience to explore the Benson experience in a cohesive, accessible, and visually dynamic way that highlights the true Benson culture and spirit.

 

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Tabloid Series

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Website

In addition to strategic brand sessions and company stewardship, our work includes the design of corporate selling tools and online experiences for the overall company as well as Benson Walls. We’ve concepted and developed a portfolio of projects built on years of close collaboration, emphasizing moments that highlight the people, processes, products and places that make Benson unique. We’ve also created a suite of materials conveying their distinct position in multifamily including a library of conceptual photography, imbued with wit, to complement immersive documentary photography and case studies on client collaborations that bring visitors right into the action.

 

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Installation Video

Our long-term engagement with Benson as a strategic design partner lets us go back to basics, tap into our process of strategically crafting a brand, and cohesively and creatively position them as the rightful leader in the industry.

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Tabloid Mailing Envelope

Brian Benson, Benson’s CEO, says of their engagement, “Grant Design Collaborative has an innate ability at getting you to think through your brand in ways that will transform your company. Let’s face it, most of us want to tell our agency who and what we are, but the Grant team has a way of getting out of us who we really are. They can tell your story in a clear, simple way your customer will understand. Remember it’s not what your marketing says, it’s what the customer remembers. Grant has helped ensure our customers remember what we do and why we do it.”

According to Bill Grant, Grant Design Collaborative’s President and Chief Creative Officer, “Our collaboration with Benson continues to thrive through mutual respect and trust. As a strategic design partner, Brian and his team trust us to delve into research, pursue our instincts and make hard choices when it comes to evolving their brand. Benson’s boundless passion, consummate evolution, and unrelenting drive inspire us to tell their story from unique angles, to hone their message with purpose, and to design experiences that resonate with spirit and style.”

 

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Client Presentation Materials

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