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client success stories

We love our clients! Our award-winning marketing solutions work because we listen first and pledge a commitment to make you more successful!

Because we work with clients big and small, B2B and B2C, and those with complex challenges, we're always excited about finding creative ways to deliver results.

Here are just a few of our client case studies that presented fun marketing challenges and the ability for our teams to dig in and apply unique and innovative marketing solutions.

Award-winning Brand Evolution

Client

Kading

Industry

Real Estate

Situation

Kading called on our marketing company to help build their social media marketing. However, what was revealed was a need to create order and clarity around their brand hierarchy, brand identity and work to improve their brand reputation to align their internal team brand perceptions with the broader community. We established the following objectives with Kading to help them define their brand, manage and improve their brand reputation and communicate the brand refresh to their internal teams, residents, communities, and prospective customers.

Solution

Our team worked to develop a clear line of sight for the three company segments (Construction, Development, Property Management). Informed by the research of all audiences, we developed a refreshed brand look and story for corporate, the company sub-brands, and the audience segments most important to their business. Finally, we activated the refreshed brand in the market using both digital solutions, social media, website presence, and content messaging to unify brand perception and sentiment. Overall, this campaign brought clarity to who Kading is and what they offer to the various segments of their marketplace.

Kading Rebrand

Award-winning Campaign that Champions for a Healthier, Nicotine-free Iowa

Client

Above + Beyond Cancer

Industry

Health-related Nonprofit

Situation

The Cold Turkey Challenge is a nicotine cessation initiative meant to unify Iowa's rural communities to breathe in a renewed, smoke-free focus on the health and well-being of its citizens to build a stronger Iowa.

The Reichardt Family Foundation in conjunction with Above + Beyond Cancer wanted to create a nicotine-cessation contest for Iowa small towns with populations under 5,000. This challenge aimed to help nicotine users in Iowa rural communities feel supported, encouraged, educated while helping their community thrive as the winning community would receive $50,000 for designated community improvement projects.

Solution

Our team created a brand identity, health and wellness resources, campaign materials, and tools to help communities promote and manage the campaign. Alongside those initiatives, we launched a social media campaign. Engaging legislators, media, and residents was an important way to educate our State.

We're proud to report 100% of participating smokers successfully quit during the campaign.

Mount Vernon, Iowa is breathing in the fresh rewards of their successful "quitter!" Their town was the recipient of the $50,000 check presented by the Governor of the State of Iowa at a celebration at the State's capitol.

Fajen Consulting was awarded the 2021 Best Small Budget Marketing Campaign award for work on this project by the American Marketing Association of Iowa.

Marketing Campaign Experience

Branding a Smarter Snack

Client

Dalisay Pili Nuts

Industry

Import snack foods

Situation

Launching a new product? How do know who will love it if you don't research it?

We started with intense qualitative and quantitative research to determine market segmentation, product placement and pricing, as well as branding. Our research and creative design prepared the client for the next stage of product development.

Solution

Applying primary and secondary research for product packaging, distribution, exploring broker/dealer relationships and food licensing, we developed a full report with recommendations. Then we applied our findings to a full brand development and product packaging prototype.

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Amplifying A Modest Mission

Client

Children and Family Urban Movement, Des Moines, IA

Industry

For nearly 50 years this nonprofit has done the quiet work of helping low-income children and families paint brighter futures through no-cost programming, meals and mentoring.

Situation

As humble servants to their north side urban neighborhoods, CFUM’s zero-cost programming was met with waiting lists and demands for expansion. Truth is, CFUM serves 225 students in three different locations. Rented space and borrowed classrooms helped meet this bourgeoning need, but a new physical space is badly needed. Fajen Consulting helped build the brand, communicate the cause and bolster marketing communication efforts to amplify them in their quiet work.

Solution

Implementing a comprehensive brand build and content marketing strategy, our team delivered the refinement CFUM needed to prepare the brand for a multi-million dollar capital campaign that allows them to unify their children and programs under one roof for the good of their students and families. Our team served as the creative design and strategy team behind the communications of the capital campaign.

Graphic Design

Website Development Innovation & Award-winning Digital Marketing

Client

CLE Productions

Industry

National Event and Corporate Large-scale Audio Visual Production

Situation

We began with a full website redesign to better showcase the national event production work where CLE excels. From more robust navigation, search engine optimization to compete in national searches and thought-leadership blogging, our team delivered a website that serves as the foundational springboard to all their marketing communication efforts.

Solution

Fajen Consulting programmed, developed and designed a fresh, responsive design and SEO-rich website for CLE. Using innovative applications in the development, our web team was able to uniquely display CLE's photo gallery of event work, curate optimized blog content for the company and build a custom portal for client billing. To unify the brand across all communications, Fajen Consulting also designed a custom email template to mirror their website's creative style.

Website Development

about fajen consulting


Fajen Consulting in Iowa is a full-service marketing company with over 20 years of industry experience. Our creative marketing strategies deliver because we listen. Fajen Consulting will build your marketing, brand, editorial plans, strategies and solutions to drive results! As a local Iowa boutique marketing company, Fajen Consulting has the experience and teams to make sure you get personal attention.

Micholyn Fajen

micholyn@fajenconsulting.com

515.321.0283