The Donut, The Hole & The Widening Gyre.
I was born in 1987 in Rockford, Illinois. In that same year, in the same town, two young men founded a company called GrahamSpencer. As their business matured and I grew up, Americans have witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, the destruction of the World Trade Center and now the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learning to (Re)Build a Better Me
Amid C-19, as if that alone and its shock waves weren’t enough, in Utah we have experienced earthquakes, brush fires that burned acres and threatened the possible evacuation of our home, watched the world in political and social unrest, and my back has been on the fritz! I mean, how much is enough 2020?!
GrahamSpencer’s Creative Team Responds to Historic Social Unrest
At GrahamSpencer we had planned to present a case study this week on new work we’re proud of. But, it occurred to us that would be tone deaf and disrespectful. So, our team nominated me to say something representative of our thoughts on current affairs instead.
Dealing With Crisis, Together & Apart: One Moment At a Time
As many of your know, we at GrahamSpencer have worked in a largely virtual environment for years, rarely all together in the same place at the same time. We collaborate and create work via online apps, email, texts, video conferences and phone calls. And sometimes, via osmosis. Now, even those of us who normally work together in our downtown Rockford HQ are mostly working apart.
2019 ADDY Results: A Legacy of Success
For 31 years, GrahamSpencer has been a dominating force in the regional American Advertising Federation ADDY competition (including the original “RADDY” competition before the regional club was affiliated with AAF).
CONNEXION IoT: Leveraging the Internet of Things
In 2018, GrahamSpencer joined forces with the staff of Bosch’s Chicago Connectory to create, brand and promote an all-new symposium event themed around the Internet of Things.
For Immediate Release: GrahamSpencer Scores 2017/18 ADDY Best of Show Beer Branding Twofer
Rockford, IL May 22, 2018 At the Northern Illinois Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, GrahamSpencer received Best of Show honors for the second consecutive year for its work rebranding a craft brewery.
In 2018, Best of Show work was done for Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2017, it was Prairie Street Brewing Co in Rockford, IL.
2018 ADDYs Report: GS Recognized for Craft Branding Excellence & More
GrahamSpencer seems to be getting this beer thing down. For the second year in a row, GS won Best of Show at the American Advertising Federation Northern Illinois Chapter for a our strategy, design and execution of a comprehensive craft brewing company re-branding project.
GS is Hiring: Integrated Media Planner
We seek to add an experienced, driven, professional media planner to our team. He or she should be capable of overseeing all strategic and tactical aspects of digital, social and traditional media planning. He or she must be comfortable working in a highly motivated, fast-paced strategic and creative team environment.
GS Launches New Website in 2018
At GrahamSpencer, we have always been hyper-focused on solving client problems. While our commitment to our clients has no doubt helped drive our success since 1987, it sometimes gets in the way of our own priorities.
A few months back, we decided to take Bruce Lee’s advice and make our own website a priority. We performed some high-level design/build kung fu and made the new grahamspencer.com responsive, mobile-friendly, easy to navigate and easy to update. Please take it for a quick test drive and let us know what you think.