All posts by Lisa Hansen

Triple Gold & Best in Show ADDY Wins

It’s that time of year again, awards season. And for us, the ADDY Awards are like our Oscar night. We get dressed up, we head “over the hill” to downtown San Jose and we rub elbows with the much-more-slick agencies that serve Silicon Valley. As you can imagine, all agencies participating in the ADDYs do…

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5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Miss BrandStorm 2019

BrandStorm is a project of the United Fresh Produce Marketing & Merchandising Council, where produce marketers, both green and seasoned, come together under one cloud. The fourth annual BrandStorm is a few short weeks away! Here are five reasons you can’t afford to miss this highly energized, marketing focused conference hosted by United Fresh.  1 …

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Pure Flavor Rebrand: Project Spotlight

A Lifestyle Brand…In Fresh Produce?! When we took on the Pure Flavor rebrand project, the challenge was a really juicy one—to create a lifestyle brand. The idea was that this leading greenhouse grower wanted to promote more than just it’s high quality, trusted fresh vegetables. This special company is forward-thinking enough to promote a healthy…

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2017 Awards – Year in Review

As tempting as it is, we managed to not post every award that came through the McDill doors in 2017. But as we look ahead to 2018, it’s nice to know we made marks for our clients this year. And we’re exceptionally proud that most of these awards were for our favorite type of work:…

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Rethinking Your Packaging: NOW is the Time!

After years of developing packaging for brands in retail grocers — we’ve seen first-hand how critical an effective design can be. With the a rapidly changing market of discerning consumers, packaging design has never been more critical. We could rattle off hundreds of reasons why now is the time to rethink your brand’s packaging ……

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SnackWell’s: Been There Done That

SnackWell's Devil's Food Rebrand

The SnackWell’s brand has seen quite an evolution over the years. From the iconic brand in the 80’s to that tribal tattoo vibe in the 90’s, SnackWell’s has been there and done that. So when the McDill team was approached to bring it into the era of “free from” ingredient statements for a “family friendly”…

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Epic Brand Departure

Group shot of Martinelli's fruit juice products

When you’ve spent 100 years building a brand that embodies your generations of family business and a commitment to premium quality—you don’t take deviating from it lightly. And trust us, when we approached Martinelli’s to consider working with us, there was a lot of persuading to do. They had never worked with an outside agency,…

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New Business Developer: A Day In The Life

You may be wondering, what does a day in the life of a new business developer look like? Lets just say that all you can plan for is the unexpected… From caffeine to conference calls, creative reviews to finalized proposals, gossip blogs to spur-of-the-moment brainstorms, our very own Lisa Hansen reveals what the new biz hustle…

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