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About RPA

In a word (well, two words), we believe in PEOPLE FIRST.
Whether you call it a philosophy, a positioning, a mission, or a manifesto, it amounts to the same thing: an approach to our work, our people, and our clients that has guided us since the beginning. And always will.
We connect brands with people, and people with brands. And in doing so, we help our clients drive business success. We are attracted to brands with a beating heart and a greater purpose in the world — brands comprised of people who truly care about those they serve, and who share our belief in valuing those on staff.
We have a culture that values and supports our people, their lives and their professional growth. We believe we work best when we work together, leaving titles and disciplines at the door. We work to create truly integrated teams, and empower them to solve our clients’ business challenges in exciting and unprecedented ways.
We create ideas and experiences that resonate with people. Things people want to share, talk about, and engage with. We start by seeing a brand’s business challenges through the “People Lens” — a fancy way of saying that we place ourselves in the lives of the people on the other end of an experience or a piece or brand communication. We hold our work to a higher standard than any industry award: the human standard.
As technology, client expectations, business models, and media channels change — focusing on “People First” is what keeps us relevant, successful and ahead of the curve. 

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My 7-Layer Dip Recipe for Long-Lasting Advertising Success

Building brands while building the business  

I've been working with the same large independent agency going on 38 years. People are always surprised and ask what has kept me at the same place for so long. I have worked with a collection of well-known brands for a long time (current RPA tally: American Honda—49 years, Farmers Insurance—13 years and Apartments.com—9 years, to name a few). Having long-standing clients that trust us to help grow their business is the reason I've stayed put for nearly four decades.

What's the secret?

Same thing my mom would say after we devoured what she made: "A good recipe does wonders."

Leading creative development for all these years, it's become evident that just having a great idea isn't enough. That's the main ingredient, to be sure. But to enjoy lasting creative success, it's critical to have business success. You need to help drive long-term growth.

You must understand the importance of nurturing a strong brand, while simultaneously supporting the sales side and lower funnel, plus retail ops and activations.

It all comes down to building brands while building the business. Even this old art director likes a good metaphor. So, I like to refer to this as the 7-Layer Dip. Each ingredient is good on its own. But what makes it special is when you dig in and get it all at once.

Beans: Identify "the why." What is the future purpose for the brand? Consider what will stick in people's minds and what motivates them to act short term. Combining those into one cohesive platform that can evolve and adapt to changing market trends. This adds value for your customers.
Guacamole: Develop a strong presence. The brand platform. The big idea. For Farmers, we let consumers know that the company makes them a little smarter about insurance. Maintain consistency across all touch-points, both online and offline, to be remembered as time goes on.
Veggies: Local awareness. Pay special attention to franchisees or regional aspects of your brand. Different regions have varying customer needs, competitive landscapes and audience behaviors. Offers using local references spoken in colloquial ways can help. Being able to manage and capitalize on these differences is a superpower.
Sour Cream: Personal connection. This can take many forms—a storied character actor playing a professor might be one. The goal is to create an emotional bond between the brand and its customers that will pay off in trust and a sense of community.
Salsa: An exchange of value. A bit of entertainment. The spicy idea rather than just a sales pitch, even in the lower funnel, such as DRTV or engagements. In a noisy marketplace, a bold creative platform can set your brand apart from others.
Cheese: A tagline, a catch phrase, an earworm. Because it's fun, people may tell two friends. Cue, "We Are Farmers—bum ba-dum bum bum bum bum."
Olives (some prefer green onions): Cultural relevance. The top of the dish. Ultimately, the aspiration is for the brand to earn its place in culture. The ability to pivot, rebrand or evolve strategy in response to changing trends or customer feedback is what can set you apart.
To have business-building results, brands need a consistent voice. Stick with it. One voice that builds brand equity over the long haul can also drive short-term gains.

A well-measured, crafted marketing mix can make a brand more appealing. Awareness goes up, leads to more goodwill. Which ultimately leads to more engagement, more visits, quotes, signups ... and sales!

What CMO doesn't want to share that? What CEO won't eat that up?

More chips, anyone? 

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