The area’s leading brand elevation agency
At BRING we keep it lean, so we make sure we bring the most efficient people to the meeting. It’s all about smartest route to the best solution. Our team brings a diverse background with a common goal of insightful strategy based on passion truth and surprise. Now, if you want to have a big meeting we can certainly bring more people to make you feel better – but why would you?
David Richards – Brand Director/Principal
From Scotland to London to Minneapolis to Wisconsin, David brings over 25 years of brand development experience and a mixed-up accent to every meeting, shoot or idea session. He has worked in large agencies like Bozell, Fallon, VML and Olson in Minneapolis on a variety of large accounts such as Northwest Airlines, Mall of America, Old Dutch Chips, Ryan Construction and Marquette Bank. Since the agency opened in 2001, BRING has elevated brands for many successful organizations including: Nicolet Bank, Grand Central Station, Airfire Mobile, Aurora Baycare, Shopko, Kohler and Enstrom Helicopter. David has guided many clients through the agency’s brand development process and has spoken on the subject of branding at many events. Once a brand has been developed and communicated internally, David knows the importance of creating a big, brand-driven idea and assembling the right team to execute it externally.
Ask David to bring: creative ideas, contagious enthusiasm and beer. The darker the better.
Stacy Richards – Director of Strategy/Operations/Principal
With 25 years of brand advertising experience, Stacy carries an impressive resumé of past agency accounts, including Harley-Davidson, Mack Trucks, Minnesota Office of Tourism and Polaris Snowmobiles, Watercraft and ATVs. A 9 year veteran of renowned Minneapolis agency, Carmichael Lynch, Stacy managed clients on the account side, leading both strategy and brand development. She is an authority on brand strategy and an expert in communicating on strategy, on target and on time. She also knows great creative when she sees it, making her an invaluable agency partner. At BRING, Stacy is the ultimate multi-tasker, she brings incredible brand insight and strategic guidance while gripping the helm in the agency operation’s wheelhouse.
Ask Stacy to bring invaluable experience and strange yoga moves.
Tyler Gerhartz – Graphic Designer/Video Producer
Whether it’s a logo, brochure, website or video shoot, Tyler has a passion for brand story telling. Keep it simple, keep it compelling and make it memorable. He drives the production department and challenges himself to bring ideas to life across all mediums and set your brand apart in a unique way.
Ask Tyler to bring surprisingly creative ideas, 3 chords and the truth.
Amber Rockey – Digital Solutions Manager
Amber is a true triple threat. Not only does she have crazy organizational skills to make every web project launch with the utmost of ease, but she has valuable experience in building e-commerce sites for some of the regions biggest brands, including Schenck and Oshkosh Truck. When not working her digital magic, Amber is spends time outdoors with her family and has a disciplined focus on her third threat- Karaoke.
Ask Amber to bring a flawless approach to web development & social media, and a near perfect rendition of Cher’s greatest hit. You know the one.