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Design

Architecture

We are passionate about all things design and architecture – the people, the products, the places. SLOAN is smack dab in the middle of that lovely intersection of design and commerce.

Opportunity spotters. Allies. We are your biggest cheerleader. High-kicks, no.
Deep knowledge of the design industry, heck yes.

WE ARE DESIGN GEEKS

Fifteen plus years in the A/D and building professionals media world have gifted us with connections deep and wide, along with the experience and expertise to help brands maneuver their way to the top.

Whether you’re an on-the-verge upstart or an established name brand, we’re here to help you climb up a notch. Or ten.

WE ARE CONNECTORS

Marketing Strategy

Planning and Pitching

WHAT WE DO

Award Submissions

Social and Digital

Tradeshows

Whether you want help building your brand foundation from the ground up or just need to fill in some expertise gaps, we can help.

Our deep insights into the marketplace and customer provide a great starting place, and we’ll proceed forward—together—from there.

By the slice or the whole pie.

Focus groups and research

Advise on advertising and make placements

Planning and strategic insights

We do:

While it may seem like success often just happens out of the blue, it actually doesn’t. (Sorry again, Virginia.) It’s the result of serious, behind- the-scenes work, conducted by reputation-management experts like ours.

Quietly (or not so quietly) working the back room.

Craft press releases

Advise on advertising and make placements

Develop and maintain key relationships on your behalf to garner earned coverage

We:

We’ll help make sure your really cool brand/process/product/service gets the recognition it deserves (which in turn, earns more recognition.)

Never miss a golden opportunity.

Identify appropriate award programs

Organize and manage submissions

We:

A teenager can do social. Well, yes. But not in a way that will build your brand and grow business. From building a content calendar to posting to managing all engagement – we take the tedious task of social media and turn it into a finely tuned brand building machine.

Turn social into revenue

And to get into the technical weeds – we also manage paid digital ad campaigns on social and paid search.

Not to brag, but dang, we rock at tradeshows. Really rock. That’s invaluable, especially when you consider that experts say 34.4 billion dollars will be exchanged at trade shows in 2024.

The greatest shows on earth.

Press kit development

Arranging/managing press appointments

Traffic generation

We do:

While it may seem like success often just happens out of the blue, it actually doesn’t. (Sorry again, Virginia.) It’s the result of serious, behind- the-scenes work, conducted by reputation-management experts like ours.

Quietly (or not so quietly) working the back room.

Craft press releases

Advise on advertising and make placements

Develop and maintain key relationships on your behalf to garner earned coverage

We:

We’ll help make sure your really cool brand/process/product/service gets the recognition it deserves (which in turn, earns more recognition.)

Never miss a golden opportunity.

Identify appropriate award programs

Organize and manage submissions

We:

What’s the best, most memorable way to introduce your brainchild to the world? We’ve had lots of experience creating brand-new brand experiences.

From Pop-up Events to Black Tie Events.

List development

Strategic event development around product launches, showroom openings

Venue selection and logistics

We do:

Not to brag, but dang, we rock at tradeshows. Really rock. That’s invaluable, especially when you consider that experts say 34.4 billion dollars will be exchanged at trade shows in 2023.

The greatest shows on earth.

Press kit development

Arranging/managing press appointments

Traffic generation

We do:

After earning BA and MA degrees in English Literature, Jenna Rehberg didn’t expect to start her career writing about flooring but it turned into a passion and her roots in interiors were planted. Fast forward to a move to commercial design and her affinity for A+D was born. Jenna has become a bit of a renaissance woman in the design world but her business relationships, expertise, and love for correcting grammar are constant.

Pet peeves: “It is what it is.” Emails that should be phone calls.

Favorite ritual: Weekend brunches with her husband and son.

Endless quest: Finding the perfect black business tote.

Michael brings almost two decades of marketing, tradeshow operations and visual creative experience in the design and home furnishings b2b industries. His marketing experience has focused on project management, creating sales support campaigns, and strategy implementation with some notable industry brands.

Additionally, Michael has spearheaded exhibitions processes for tradeshows/markets since the beginning of his professional career. Michael has a love for travel, staying active, design, friends, family, and good food.

Make him laugh and you instantly have his heart.

Within his first few months working in communications at a flooring manufacturer, Luke was confronted with a case study about a design motif that literally moved the decision-makers to tears. It was at that moment that Luke truly began to understand the power of architecture and design to positively impact the built environment and its inhabitants. Fortunately, #CarpetThatMakesYouCry never really took off.

Fast forward a few years, and Luke now works day-to-day in marketing and PR helping clients grow. If he’s not perfecting his MySpace page, you can find him pretending to enjoy yard work, treasure hunting at estate sales, and rocking a snoring pug to sleep.

After 16 years in the commercial real estate media arena, Lynne knows more about random acronyms than most – BOMA, IFMA, CORENET, BOMI, USGBC– oh my. Her interest and love of architecture and design has been fed by joining the SLOAN team. She loves to make “things happen” whether for the clients she works with or in her personal life.

Endless quest: Her next trip where she takes a cooking class. Italy, check, Oaxaca, check. Where next?

Not so hidden skill: Lynne spends most of her spare time on the water rowing with the Atlanta Rowing Club. Oh, and wearing goofy hats on Zoom calls.

Daniel is a Seattle-based art director and graphic designer with over 15 years of experience in digital and traditional media. He honed his design sensibilities through various industry experiences, including publishing, F&B, and of course, architecture. He has concentrated on every aspect of marketing, from invitations to online ad units, and from advertorials to brand identity pieces.Beyond his professional endeavors, he’s hiking PNW trails and discovering inspiration through museum visits.

Know this name? It’s probably because you’ve been reading her articles for the past 19 years. AnnMarie tripped and fell down the design trade magazine rabbit hole and never found her way out.

But she’s more than just a writer. She’s a brand builder, helping titles give their readers a lot more than just some pretty pages to look at. Think programs that strengthen our community, spark discussion, and foster the next generation of design’s superstars. And now she’ll do the same for SLOAN clients.

Pet peeve: People who say they “don’t need” coffee in the morning.

Favorite ritual: Timing the seconds between her kids’ incessant snack requests. All-time record?: 1.75s

Endless quest: Writing the next great thriller novel.

Karen is an advertising long-hauler and branding expert. She's spent more than 30 years at different ad agencies around the country, working on just about every category you can imagine. At Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis, Karen was one of the first writers on the "Love. It's what makes Subaru a Subaru" campaign. At Made Agency in Boulder, she led the creative for Church's Chicken, TGI Fridays, Seventh Generation, and Clayton Homes. And at SLOAN she can be found digging into a brand’s DNA and helping focus their messaging.

Despite spending every moment of her life covered in dog hair, she enjoys a good sandwich, talking to strangers, and turning the thermostat down wherever she goes.

The Sloan, in SLOAN.

After a decade and a half immersed in the world of architecture and design, Steven Sloan knows every street corner, every nook and cranny—from media to events.

Lucky for you, he’s as passionate about helping businesses grow as he is about great design. Pet peeves: anything, anyone who stops at ‘good enough.’

Favorite ritual: Sunday paper and coffee. Endless quest: Discovering the world’s coolest hotel lobby.