In our first two brand posts we talked about some of the dos and don'ts of branding, providing examples of what large companies do to build and protect their brand.
But what does that look like in small town Montana? Here are a few examples of brands we've worked with, right here in SW Montana.
Deerhaven Ranch Animal Sanctuary
Deerhaven Ranch Animal Sanctuary, located in Paradise Valley, specializes in providing a loving, final forever home for animals deemed unadoptable, such as those that are elderly or have significant medical needs. They rescue unwanted animals and allow them to live out their final years on a spacious, beautiful ranch.
They take in any and all breeds of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, horses, llamas, alpacas, cows, goats, ducks, mules and many more. These animals are able to roam free on the sanctuary, romping, playing and enjoying all that life has to offer until they are called to the Rainbow Bridge in the sky.
We encourage you to check out their website, visit the ranch, or make a donation to help support this great organization.
Deerhaven Ranch is operated by Mad For Animals, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. CEO, Michelle Feldstein contacted Markouture to help with rebranding the organization, designing a new website, and providing marketing materials to help them further their mission and support their fundraising efforts.
We helped them establish a new brand, focusing on the ranch itself as the core message and visual representation to tell their story. We designed and built a brand new website, as well as designed and printed business cards, brochures, and donation cards resulting in a fresh new look.
“I wish to thank Rachel for the wonderful job she did for our non profit, Deerhaven Ranch Animal Sanctuary. She made everything so easy and we have had a wonderful response from everyone who has seen our website and brochures.
Her understanding of our needs for our non profit and understanding of how we look at the rescue of animals in this project was critically important to the continuing life of our sanctuary.
...I had anticipated having a difficult time in accomplishing what I wanted, however Rachel went above and beyond to make the transition easy. Markouture is a wonderful company, timely, and extremely competent. I am proud to have worked with them."
- Michelle Feldstein, President, Deerhaven Ranch (Mad For Animals, Inc).
The Office Lounge and Liquor Store
The Office Lounge and Liquor Store, located at 128 South Main Street, Livingston is a great place to eat, drink, be merry and watch football. Anytime.
The Office Lounge and Liquor Store offers came to Markouture for a full marketing strategy and marketing implementation.
We started with a brand overhaul, creating a new website for the new owners Teresa and Corey Soule. We then helped update menus, catering rack cards, in-store signage as well as marketing concepts and campaigns like Family Feast + Football events to increase traffic during football season.
"Rachel and her team at Markouture have been a delight. They helped guide me through new marketing materials and a little re branding with ease and our new look is sharp and professional. I hope to continue our relationship with Markouture for years to come. Thank you!" -Teresa Soule, Owner, The Office Lounge and Liquor Store
Pinky's Cafe has long been a local favorite and tourist destination for delicious all day breakfast and tasty lunches in downtown Livingston, Montana. Pinky's recently went through a transformation and came out with a fresh new look inside and out. Made from scratch food and amazing service to boot. If you haven't been there lately, go check it out, you won't believe your eyes or your taste buds.
In preparation for their big reopening, Pinky's needed some merchandise to sell in the restaurant, new menus designed and printed and a new website to match their new look.
Markouture was their one stop shop for everything on their list. Diner mugs for serving coffee in the restaurant, travel coffee mugs for taking their locally roasted coffee to go, t-shirts for him and her, hoodies for the cool Montana evenings and of course hats.
We gave their menus a fresh new look and printed them too.
And the pièce de résistance...the website. Simple and clean and highlighting their amazing food and fabulous newly designed space.
“It is great working with Rachel and Kristen!!!! Markouture took over all the projects that I thought I would do four years ago when I bought the business and never did. They did a great job on our website, merchandise, and menus. Everything looks very professional and functional. The turn around was quick. I couldn’t be happier with the service. ”
-Morgan Milton, Owner, Pinky's Cafe
Markouture is ready to take care all of this branding business for you, so all you have to do is what you do best - run your business. Call us.