Great stories. Sustainably told.
A SPARKLING CELEBRITY SHOWCASE
In 2015, Roger Thomas, the design genius behind the success of Wynn Resorts, asked Media BBQ to help him step out from behind the curtain. A mobile-friendly website weaves together the story of his career with the products he continues to create for nearly 20 manufacturers. Sustainable? Armed with only his iPhone, Roger continues to post to his blog as he travels, updating a steadily growing audience on fresh discoveries and insights.
A NEW BUSINESS DESIGN
Working with the founding partners of a new design-licensing agency, Media BBQ crafted a new visual and brand identity and then its first website. We continue to work closely with the agency leadership, shaping their positioning in the design business as a new force for helping designers open lasting new growth areas. Bright colors and artful typography showcase colorful, engaging photography of designers and their work.
A HOUSE, A HOME, A STORY
Gary McNatton and Monelle Totah, the founders of San Francisco-based retailer Hudson Grace, turned to Media BBQ as they got going to polish their web and social-media presence. We worked with them to highlight their unique take on entertaining and design, fashioning suitably stylish messaging and boosting their reach on Facebook and Pinterest. They’ve gone on to continuing success, culminating in a 2019 acquisition by Crate and Barrel.
Todd Oppenheimer, two weeks from launching his new online magazine in 2015, had a website getting populated with a pile of engrossing stories and photography, but zero audience. Media BBQ quickly staked out social turf, devised search-friendly treatment for the product, and created a newsletter platform and list-building strategy. More than 130,000 readers discovered the magazine’s first two issues, setting the stage for The Craftsmanship Initiative to thrive and expand its ambitions.
CULTIVATING A COMMUNITY
Driver’s Market in Sausalito features locally-sourced, small-batch, fresh foods, and is committed to building a community of like-minded producers and consumers. Media BBQ designed a website and a newsletter program to promote new launches, special offers and in-store events. Newsletters focus on local farmers and Bay Area food entrepreneurs, as well as Driver’s own dedicated team, and restock the site with fresh content each month. The program has become a cornerstone of its community connections.
AMPLIFYING MAGNIFICENT VOICES
We love music, and are proud that one of our first projects helped strengthen the digital marketing and member relations of the Bay Area’s leading symphonic chorus. We redesigned their website to better serve both the public – with information about upcoming concerts, ticketing and background on repertory – and members – with easy access to schedules, membership rosters and digital practice files.
ROOMS FULL OF STORIES
Artists Mark Evans and Charley Brown co-founded Evans & Brown in the 1980s, creating custom murals for hotels, restaurants and other public and private settings around the world. Their work became the basis of a durable interior-furnishings licensing business. We produced a new website to relay their unique story and showcase their talents (as well as their wallcovering products) for a new generation of mobile-addicted, screen-swiping, visually oriented consumers.
Content and Strategy
Design and Technology
“Media BBQ did for me technically and editorially what I cannot do for myself and made my own image and voice sound and look better and stronger. They then made them fool proof and easy to navigate on the digital page.” –Roger Thomas
We love to listen to great stories. Tell us yours.