Amplify Lead Gen & Attract Your Ideal Customers With Clearer Brand Messaging 

Hardnut Tells Your Brand Story So Customers Perk Up, Instead Of Zoning Out.

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Amplify Lead Gen & Attract Your Ideal Customers With Clearer Brand Messaging 

Hardnut Tells Your Brand Story So Customers Perk Up, Instead Of Zoning Out.

"THE GENIUS IS IN MAKING THE COMPLEX SIMPLE." Albert Einstein

  • Why are wrong prospects showing up and not enough of the right ones?...
  • How do I get everyone on our team telling the same story about what makes us different from everyone else?...
  • How can I build a truly great brand message that people see and they just “get it”?...

These are questions many CEOs ask themselves every day. 

  • Why are the wrong prospects showing up and not enough of the right ones?...
  • How do I get everyone on our team telling the same story about what makes us different from everyone else?...  
  • How can I build a truly great brand message that people see and they just “get it”?...

These are questions many CEOs ask themselves every day. 

A Brand is Much More Than a Clever Logo, Fonts, & Colors.

While these all come into play, a brand isn't just your look

More importantly, it's what separates you from the competition. It's a crystal clear communication of what you offer. And it's a way to tell your audience that you are the one that can solve their problems. 

An effective brand is memorable, clear, and speaks right to your ideal customer.

But unfortunately, most companies don’t know how to tell their brand story. They go to market with only a vague idea of who they are and what they bring to the table.

And often times, that vagueness can bleed into their website, their advertisements, and nearly every other form of customer messaging. 

Watered down brand messaging can cost a company millions of dollars in lost business and often leads to:

  • Not attracting enough customers or the right customers.
  • Inability to gain customers’ loyalty.
  • Being forced to sell products at reduced prices. 

If customers don’t trust your brand (or have to work to understand what you're selling), they won’t pay a premium price—or any price, actually.

A Brand is Much More Than a Clever Logo, Fonts, & Colors.

While these all come into play, a brand isn't just your look. More importantly, it's what separates you from the competition. It's a crystal clear communication of what you offer. And it's a way to tell your audience that you are the one that can solve their problems. An effective brand is memorable, clear, and speaks right to your ideal customer. But unfortunately, most companies don’t know how to tell their brand story. They go to market with only a vague idea of who they are and what they bring to the table. And often times, that vagueness can bleed into their website, their advertisements, and nearly every other form of customer messaging. 

Watered down brand messaging cost a company millions of dollars in lost business and often leads to:

  • Not attracting enough customers or the right customers.
  • Inability to gain customers’ loyalty.
  • Being forced to sell products at reduced prices. 

If customers don’t trust your brand (or have to work to understand what you're selling), they won’t pay a premium price—or any price, actually.

"MAKING THE SIMPLE COMPLEX DOESN'T TAKE INGENUITY. MAKING THE COMPLEX SIMPLE, NOW, THAT'S INGENUITY." Ernie Zelinski

A clear brand message is only one issue. Getting the message out to the target audience is another. It’s usually left up to the CEO or another “Explainer-in-Chief” to spread the word.  

But, CEOs are busy people. They get pulled in many directions. And they often have other people and priorities competing for a slice of their limited time.  

Meanwhile, customers are still shopping or looking at your company 24/7. Leaving the brand message in the hands of only one or two people is neither sustainable nor scalable. 

"MAKING THE SIMPLE COMPLEX DOESN'T TAKE INGENUITY. MAKING THE COMPLEX SIMPLE, NOW, THAT'S INGENUITY." Ernie Zelinski

A clear brand message is only one issue. Getting the message out to the target audience is another. It’s usually left up to the CEO or another “Explainer-in-Chief” to spread the word. But, CEOs are busy people. They get pulled in many directions. And they often have other people and priorities competing for a slice of their limited time. Meanwhile, customers are still shopping or looking at your company 24/7. Leaving the brand message in the hands of only one or two people is neither sustainable nor scalable. 

Here are some of the symptoms of companies who've lost their brand identity:

  • A confusing, outdated website.
  • Sales teams do not have a reliable source of leads
  • Sales have flat-lined.
  • An unorganized sales flow.
  • The CEO or “Explainer-in-Chief” is burning out and overloaded. 

Sound familiar? If so, you need:

  • A brand that highlights your company’s unique strengths. 
  • An eye-catching yet straightforward website that reaches your target audience anytime, anywhere.
  • Crystal clear messaging that reflects your brand.

Here are some of the symptoms of companies who've lost their brand identity:

  • A confusing, outdated website.
  • Sales teams do not have a reliable source of leads.
  • Sales have flat-lined.
  • An unorganized sales flow.
  • The CEO or “Explainer-in-Chief” is burning out and overloaded. 

Sound familiar? If so, you need:  

  • A brand that highlights your company’s unique strengths. 
  • An eye-catching yet straightforward website that reaches your target audience anytime, anywhere.
  • Crystal clear messaging that reflects your brand.

Hardnut Advertising Builds Strong Brands

We are a creative branding agency that turns watered down brands and websites into quality lead generation and sales driving machines.

We help your business create clear branding and messaging that will:

  • Make sales conversions easier
  • Increase the market value of your business
  • Generate new customers
  • Improve customer loyalty
  • Increase employee satisfaction 

A quality brand builds trust between your company, employees, and your customers. And that trust translates into sales. For example, a Forbes research survey reported that consistent brand messaging actually increases revenue by 23%.

Hardnut was able to encapsulate the essence of what makes BuildPay special – which is a bit complex – and make it simple and memorable.

JACK MAGED

Here’s Where Hardnut’s Messaging Expertise Helps You

1 Increasing Sales Opportunities

We “clone” the CEO or whoever handles promoting the business. Not literally, but we create brand messaging (webistes, advertisements, email campaigns, etc.) that truly resonate with your target audience. Your refreshed digital presence drives new business as though your CEO was pitching 24/7.

2 Consistent Branding

We help you rediscover your “special sauce.” It's a blend of your USP (Unique Selling Proposition) and values. Then we create memorable positioning and brand messaging.  

Your customers find you through all offline and online channels, mobile devices, and social media platforms. And we make sure your brand stays consistent across all customer touchpoints.  

3 True-To-Your-Brand Advertising That Attracts More (& Better) Customers

Together, we’ll create advertising strategies that bring in more of the right customers. As your branding partner, your success is our success.

"We thought we knew what a brand was. They showed us that a room or a van could be a brand - when it screams who you are."


  "We asked for a postcard to promote season subscriptions (tickets). They gave us something you wouldn't just read; you'd probably want to keep."  

"I SAW THE ANGEL IN THE MARBLE AND CARVED UNTIL I SET HIM FREE." Michelangelo

Here’s Where Hardnut’s Messaging Expertise Helps You

1 Increasing Sales Opportunities

We “clone” the CEO or whoever handles promoting the business. Not literally, but we create brand messaging (websites, advertisements, email campaigns, etc.) that truly resonate with your target audience. Your refreshed digital presence drives new business as though your CEO was pitching 24/7.

2 Consistent Messaging

We help you rediscover your “special sauce.” It's a blend of your USP (Unique Selling Proposition) and values. Then we create memorable positioning and brand messaging. Your customers find you through all offline and online channels, mobile devices, and social media platforms. And we make sure your brand stays consistent across all customer touchpoints.  

3 True-To-Your-Brand Advertising That Attracts More (& Better) Customers

Together, we’ll create advertising strategies that bring in more of the right customers. As your branding partner, your success is our success.

"We thought we knew what a brand was. They showed us that a room or a van could be a brand - when it screams who you are."


  "We asked for a postcard to promote season subscriptions (tickets). They gave us something you wouldn't just read; you'd probably want to keep."  

"I SAW THE ANGEL IN THE MARBLE AND CARVED UNTIL I SET HIM FREE." Michelangelo

Here’s Where Hardnut’s Messaging Expertise Helps You

1 Increasing Sales Opportunities

We “clone” the CEO or whoever handles promoting the business. Not literally, but we create brand messaging (websites, advertisements, email campaigns, etc.) that truly resonate with your target audience. Your refreshed digital presence drives new business as though your CEO was pitching 24/7.

2 Consistent Messaging

We help you rediscover your “special sauce.” It's a blend of your USP (Unique Selling Proposition) and values. Then we create memorable positioning and brand messaging.  

Your customers find you through all offline and online channels, mobile devices, and social media platforms. And we make sure your brand stays consistent across all customer touchpoints.  

3 True-To-Your-Brand Advertising That Attracts More (& Better) Customers

Together, we’ll create advertising strategies that bring in more of the right customers. As your branding partner, your success is our success.

"They treat our business like it's their own."



  "We asked for a postcard to promote season subscriptions (tickets). They gave us something you wouldn't just read; you'd probably want to keep."

Some Success Stories For Your Consideration

We get excited about watching our clients grow as a result of our work and advice. For example:

Hardnut helped the J&J 7-Minute Workout app go from the low rank of 100+ in the App Store to the #1 app in only six months.

Several venture capital firms acquired two of our fastest growing client companies.

Hardnut Advertising helped a client grow from 3 people to over 200 on five continents.

Hardnut campaigns have also appeared in national and global publications like AdWeek, Ad Age, and The New York Times.

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Some Success Stories For Your Consideration

We get excited about watching our clients grow as a result of our work and advice. For example:

  Hardnut helped the J&J 7-Minute Workout app go from the low rank of 100+ in the App Store to the #1 app in only six months.

  Several venture capital firms acquired two of our fastest growing client companies.

  Hardnut Advertising helped a client grow from 3 people to over 200 on five continents.

  Hardnut campaigns have also appeared in national and global publications like AdWeek, Ad Age, and The New York Times.

The Hardnut team treated our business like it was theirs. They have helped us tell our story on our website and in our marketing as well, just as it’s told by our best salespeople.

ANDY BELLAGAMBA

Our Process: Branding, Design, and Implementation in 3 Steps

Hardnut Advertising excels at making technical brands more relevant and interesting.

For example, we did it for Verizon. Remember the "Can You Hear Me Now” campaign?

Of course, if your brand is already sexy, we’ll help you turn more heads. Here’s how we help your brand in three simple steps. 

STEP 1 Market Research to Uncover Your Company’s “Special Sauce”

The first step is to review your marketing materials and prepare for our Audit and Discovery session. To learn everything about your company, we interview the senior leadership, customers, and partners. Utilizing what we learn from the Audit and Discovery, we uncover what makes you unique in your industry or niche. It’s your “special sauce” that differentiates you from your competitors, and why customers want to flock to you.

"The goal was to get 400,000 new customers. We got 723,000 while becoming part of the public lexicon. We earned millions of free impressions from coverage on CNN, the Tonight Show, Adweek. It went viral."


STEP 2 Clone the “Explainer-in-Chief” and Build the Brand

Next, we create a consistent brand message that tells your story 24/7. Everyone on your team is “reading from the same hymnal." The leading salesperson (CEO, Marketing Director) doesn’t burn out. Your colors, logos, and taglines are the same across all channels.

"We launched our company at a trade show with nothing but business cards. Not sure anyone remembers any of the booths from the show, but people still talk about our cards."


STEP 3 Break Out the Bullhorn

It’s time to tell the world why they should care about your products and services. We do whatever it takes to build your brand. From building a new website, a video, an online or offline campaign, we'll get the word out to get your brand noticed. Building a brand identity requires a strategic approach. Memorable brands, whether it’s B2B or B2C, focus on personal connections and how your product solves a problem, not on the product or service.

"We didn't have a huge budget, but we did get big, buzzworthy ideas. The passport gorilla campaign multiplied our marketing budget with all the free media coverage we received."

Our Process: Branding, Design, and Implementation in 3 Steps

Hardnut Advertising excels at making technical brands more relevant and interesting.

For example, we did it for Verizon. Remember the "Can You Hear Me Now” campaign?

Of course, if your brand is already sexy, we’ll help you turn more heads with crisp, clearer messaging, unforgettable ad campaigns, or a gorgeous new website–whatever it takes. Here’s how we help your brand in three simple steps. 

STEP 1 Market Research to Uncover Your Company’s “Special Sauce”

The first step is to review your marketing materials and prepare for our Audit and Discovery session.  

To learn everything about your company, we interview the senior leadership, customers, and partners.  

Using what we learn from the Audit and Discovery, we uncover what makes you unique in your industry or niche. It’s your “special sauce” that differentiates you from your competitors. And it's why customers will want to flock to you and not the other guys. 

STEP 2 Clone the “Explainer-in-Chief” and Build the Brand

Next, we create a consistent brand message that tells your story 24/7. Everyone on your team is “reading from the same hymnal." The leading salesperson (CEO, Marketing Director) doesn’t burn out. Your colors, logos, and taglines are the same across all channels and your messaging is clear and consistent throughout. 

STEP 3 Break Out the Bullhorn

It’s time to tell the world why they should care about your products and services. We do whatever it takes to build your brand. From building a new website, a video, an online or offline campaign, we'll get the word out to get your brand noticed. Building a brand identity requires a strategic approach. Memorable brands, whether it’s B2B or B2C, focus on personal connections and how your product solves a problem, not on the product or service.  

"The goal was to get 400,000 new customers. We got 723,000 while becoming part of the public lexicon. We earned millions of free impressions from coverage on CNN, the Tonight Show, Adweek. It went viral."


"We launched our company at a trade show with nothing but business cards. Not sure anyone remembers any of the booths from the show, but people still talk about our cards."


"We didn't have a huge budget, but we did get big, buzzworthy ideas. The passport gorilla campaign multiplied our marketing budget with all the free media coverage we received."

A First Impression Can Make or Break a Company

You only get one chance to make a great first impression. According to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, the average human will form a snap judgement in just 7 seconds based on their first impression.

Hardnut Advertising understands how critical it is for your company to have a high-quality, professional image that resonates with your ideal audience. 

We also know that one of the keys to effective messaging is to use simple, plain English that mirrors the language your customers use. We avoid the jargon, inside language, and biz-speak. Instead, we simplify the complex technical language of B2B companies, helping buyers truly understand your offer.

It's just one way we create exciting, distinctive brands designed to grab your customers' attention.

Whether local or global, we can revitalize seasoned brands or supercharge new ones. 

A First Impression Can Make or Break a Company

You only get one chance to make a great first impression. According to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, the average human will form a snap judgement based on their first impression within 7 seconds.

Hardnut Advertising understands how critical it is for your company to have a high-quality, professional image. We will create exciting, distinctive brands that grab customer’s attention.

One key to effective messaging is to use simple plain English that mirrors the language your customers use. We avoid the jargon, inside language, and biz-speak. Instead, we simplify the complex technical language of B2B companies, helping buyers understand your offer.

Whether local or global, we can revitalize seasoned brands or supercharge new ones. 

Let’s Make Your Business Our Next Big Success Story