WHO ARE WE?

We believe in brand.

At Spencer Brenneman, LLC, we believe that branding is the foundation upon which successful businesses are built. Period. We’re a virtual team of strategic thinkers and passionate creatives who share one goal: bringing your brand to life. We take the time to understand your business at its very core and match your individual needs with the talent that produce results.

Whether it’s creating a brand from scratch, giving your existing brand flexibility to grow with an evolving market, or bringing brands together into one cohesive identity, we can help. Through in-depth strategy, coaching, and consultation, we give you the power to take your brand to the next level.

By creating the roadmap for your brand to follow, we give your business a voice all its own. Are you ready to start with your brand?

Read more about our philosophy on brand strategies

The Virtue In Virtual

Having remote workers, especially those who were freelancers or contractors, was once considered risky. Their dedication and output were always under suspicion. Not anymore.

We embrace and celebrate the benefits of the virtual team:

  • Professionals working on projects because they want to, not because they were assigned to them
  • The ability to match specific skill sets or experiences to a corresponding need from a much larger pool
  • Faster completion of projects when everyone is working at different times
  • Continually fresh perspectives ensuring our work is up to date and never a victim of the dreaded, “but we’ve always done it that way” curse

We also embrace technology. A lot. By using the latest collaborative working tools, such as project management platforms and teleconferencing systems, we can compensate for many of the benefits single location teams enjoy.

Working virtually is a lifestyle choice. The people on our teams are not merely moonlighting: they are doing what they do best, the way they want to, on their own terms.  

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DOUGLAS SPENCER

Founder, President

Douglas Spencer is founder and president of Spencer Brenneman, LLC. He started the business because he wanted to bring the power of a well-crafted brand strategy to small- and mid-sized businesses.

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NEAL STRAUSS

Social Media Strategist

Neal Strauss is a Social Media Strategist who finds the best way to share your story with a growing audience. He matches your brand with the appropriate media vehicle in an effective and creative manner. Neal works with companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 corporations.

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KIM VANNI

Senior Art Director

Kim's vast marketing and design experience runs the gamut from one of Forbes' ``Most Valuable Brands,`` to non-profit associations she cares about. There's even a 6-foot Papier-mâché dragonfly in her portfolio.

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MIKE BARUGEL

Operations Guru, Virtual Assistant

Mike has a flair for the pragmatic in supporting Spencer Brenneman, LLC operations. He handles scheduling, bookkeeping, and special projects.

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MATTHEW FITZGERALD

Digital Designer, Web Developer

Matthew is a media specialist focused on building brands through disparate forms of media. With a background in photography, film, graphic design, & web development; a true one stop shop for crafting a company's identity & presence.

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MICHAEL O'BYRNE

Economist & Writer

Michael has lived in several countries working as a freelance economist for companies on all five continents. He has a masters in finance and has written a book on customer experience.

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JAN HUNTER

PR Strategist and President, Hunter & Co Communications

Experienced public relations strategist, and former radio journalist with extensive experience in global public relations and marketing communications. Start-up advisor and content market leader.

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STEVE THOMAS

Copywriter

Steve is a practiced marketing copywriter able to quickly match tone and voice to brands. He has over three years experience working with businesses and agencies, helping reach new customers and showcase what makes them unique.

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JOSEPH RACCUGLIA

Digital Marketing, Customer Experience, and Start-Up Strategist

Joseph's insight comes from leading a wide-range of strategic initiatives at American Express across customer types and product lines with a focus on digital, including the design, build, launch, and optimization of key customer journeys. An experienced entrepreneur, Joseph is the co-founder of Agency Spotter, the first digital marketplace for creative agencies.

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JENN JONES

Content Marketing and Digital Marketing Strategist

Jenn is a Content Marketing and Digital Marketing Strategist who finds ways to improve your customer's website experience and help leverage social media to build your brand. Jenn has more than 13 years of experience working with organizations and companies of all sizes, from non-profits to Fortune 500 corporations.

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KERRY WALL

Brand Marketing Strategist

Accomplished brand marketing professional with twelve years of experience ensuring optimal brand strategy, management, and execution. A passion for the power of brand experience - visually, verbally, and strategically.

Spencer Brenneman, LLC FAQs

Have questions about Spencer Brenneman, LLC and what you can expect from working with us? No problem. Check out our Spencer Brenneman, LLC FAQs!

Spencer Brenneman, LLC helps companies build their businesses through brand strategies that enable every project and vital relationship to get off to the best start. Whether you’re creating a brand from scratch, retooling an existing one, or merging with another one, we can help you: formulate the brand strategy that best helps you build your business, create your brand governance, education, and identity programs, or guide brand launches and migrations.

Good question. How do you define “big”? As an LLC, Spencer Brenneman, LLC has one employee: President, Douglas Spencer. However, there is a core of professionals that, together, really do make Spencer Brenneman, LLC an entity beyond one person.

This structure is by design. When he started Spencer Brenneman, LLC in 2014, Douglas saw the emerging gig economy and knew he could leverage that to help small- and mid-sized companies with their brand identities. Working with a network of trusted freelancers helps Spencer Brenneman, LLC better match the specific needs of a project with the experience and talent that can make a difference—often at a lower cost point.

Brand represents the relationship a company has with the people most important to its success. Creating these types of relationships transcends industry. That’s why we focus not on the “what,” but rather the “who.” Meaning, we help small- and mid-sized businesses find the brand strategies that will help them grow their businesses. That being said, we do have more collective experience in business-to-business companies, including software, professional services, data, and high-tech.

Plenty! However, in a business that is far more consultative than executional, the most important element is the relationship you have with the team that supports you. We’re not for everyone. Everyone is not for us. We work best with people who are focused, passionate, and engaged, but also have perspective on what’s truly important. We take ourselves serious enough to make our clients very happy, but not so serious that the process is unenjoyable.

Well, maybe. Who are you? We don’t work with just anybody, but you may very well be someone we do. We are always open to meeting new talent and professionals. Set up a time to speak with Douglas and we’ll go from there.

Sure! We love hearing new ideas from people passionate about great branding and marketing. Send your blog ideas to admin@spencerbrenneman.com.

How much does a house cost? Like most question associated with branding and marketing, the answer starts with “it depends.” Once we determine what you need and how we can help, you have options. We prefer to work on a project basis, but can also work hourly or on retainer.

Great question! Douglas Spencer is also Brenneman. Because “Spencer” is a fairly common surname, Douglas decided to add his mother’s maiden name, Brenneman, to the name of his company.  He is equally proud of the influences each family had on making him who he is today. Although each had strong work ethics, the Spencers were more pragmatic and the Brennemans more creative—the perfect combination for creating strong brands.