That Fast Company article isn’t going to write itself.

We are a marketing and design consultancy using strategy, craft and collaboration to help our clients worry less and produce more.

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WHAT WE DO

Fifth Letter solves marketing and communications challenges while holding to a triple bottom line standard. This means success happens when our clients, their customers and stakeholders, and we ourselves win. This mindset, and working with people we like and who like us, is our formula for developing transformative relationships.

The enthusiasm and curiosity we have for our industry—and those of our clients—allows us to anticipate and adapt to their needs and accomplish their goals.

If these philosophies resonate with you, we’d love to chat. If you’re looking for more information, download one of our overview books.

HOW WE DO IT

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ADVERTISING AND PRINT DESIGN

Branding & Style Guides
Packaging & Product Positioning
Signage & Large-Scale Graphics
Display Advertising & Sales Materials
Book Covers & Interiors

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WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

User Interfaces & Experiences
Ecommerce Set-up and Integration
Customer Journeys & Testing
Platform Migration & Optimization
Accessibility Remediation and Monitoring

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MARKETING CONTENT

Copywriting & Editing
Photography & Video Direction
Naming & Concepts
Best Practices & Guideline Development
Online Campaigns (visual and written)
Data Visualization and Infographics

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MARKETING STRATEGIES

Marketing Plans and Calendars
Research & Market Data Capture
Social Media Listening/Persona Development
Email and Landing Page-based Campaigns
Product Launches (digital and physical)
Content Planning (visual and written)
Presentations (in-person and virtual)

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IT'S TIME TO GET
OVER THAT BAR.

Our inspiration comes from high jumper Dick Fosbury, an athlete who approached an age-old challenge in a new way. So what's your bar? Let's make possible become probable, maybe even inevitable.

1+1=3.
REALLY

Out-of-the-park results come from mutual respect and trust, combined with deep understanding of a client’s business. This means we ask a lot of questions, share stories and build strong connections. 

We help clients do what they can’t do on their own. And they inspire us with their passion and drive.

SEE OUR VALUES
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WORK

We only have room for a small taste of what we do for our clients. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us to set up a face-to-face meeting or remote presentation.

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OUR CLIENTS

Additional client experience includes companies and organizations like Bali, GlaxoSmithKline, Hanes, Krispy Kreme, L’eggs, Quintiles, UNC Chapel Hill, Weyerhaeuser, and Wrangler (among others).

WORK WITH US

THE TEAM

ELLIOT STRUNK

ELLIOT STRUNK

Ringleader

Designer and Entrepreneur. Talks fast and thinks faster.

SHAY WILSON

SHAY WILSON

Cat Herder

Keeps everything and everyone on track. Helps us help you.

DAVID HORNE

DAVID HORNE

Polymath

Our favorite collaborator and 12th man. Founder of Honestly.

JARRETT WEBB

JARRETT WEBB

Thinker and Maker

Cross-disciplinary magic man connecting the dots.

ALEX BAKER

ALEX BAKER

Photo Obsessed Intern

Aspiring shutterbug with a serious design interest.

We also have amazing partners we collaborate with ranging from writers, photographers and illustrators to printers, videographers, editors and developers.

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OUR VALUES

Developing a relationship with the right agency isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Here’s a peek behind the curtain in terms of who we are and the qualities we look for when we work with people like you:

1
STAY FOCUSED

Provide a warm, client-centric experience based on empathy and trust.

2
WORK SMART

Embrace client challenges and convert them into opportunities (i.e. create from the weakest point).

3
DELIVER SIMPLICITY

Provide transparency regarding our process, culture and client communications. Keep things simple whenever possible.

4
REMAIN OPEN

Recognize that creativity and great ideas can come from anywhere inside or outside our company.

5
TRUST EXPERIENCE

Remain confident, but not egocentric, about solutions being presented to the client. If there’s no research and/or intuition to inform the solution, it’s probably not valid.

6
PUSH YOURSELF

Always be uncomfortable to a certain degree. That means we (and our clients) are always taking risks and allowing for new learning opportunities.

7
PLAN AHEAD

Time should never be an excuse.

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HAVE FUN

Approach our work with flexibility and humor.