Founded in 2010 by experienced Directors, Richard Stinson and Karen Flavel, Brookstone was established from a spark of an idea and went on to become the backbone of the ever expanding creative design agency.
The makings of Brookstone came together in a meeting, for what was then, their monthly printed business magazine. Although the magazine was a great success, it had always been a frustration that once the magazine left the press there was little more that could be done for their advertisers. The burning question, after every print run, was always:
“Is this the best we can do for our clients?”
But this time the answer was different - simple, creative yet courageous:
“We need to offer more than print, we need to back up the magazine with digital marketing!”
It was a bold and unexpected statement, but why not? They already had a wealth of experience in graphic design and marketing, so why constrain themselves or their advertisers to a monthly magazine with limited geographic reach when 24:7 digital marketing was available?
It became Brookstone’s defining moment.
Their growth and popularity increased rapidly as advertisers saw their return on investment increase. Brookstone’s digital marketing and web designs were suddenly very much in demand!
Digital marketing had unshackled Brookstone’s creative monster, and once unleashed, it provided amazing results!
Another big decision was called for and the magazine was retired to allow Brookstone to focus all of their energy and resource into web and digital marketing. A new studio and team of designers, marketers and coders were brought together and Brookstone Creative was formed. The rest is history as they say and Brookstone have gone on to build an agency providing online marketing, web design, SEO and graphic design.
They may not be your typical group of bearded, slipper wearing designers...
But they do make an exceptional cup of tea (you should try it!) and are always keen to unearth new and innovative ways of unleashing their creative talents on their client's business.
In stark contrast to industry norm these guys prefer face to face meetings over a cup of tea, rather than virtual online meetings. They say it's the best way to learn about the client and their goals.