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STARBURST® Packaging

Developed packing concepts for M&M MARS changemaker counter displays including STRARBURST® and MILKY WAY®. Click Here

Invisalign® Print Ad

Created the campaign: LIKE WEARING NOTHING AT ALL. The next generation in braces. Removable. Comfortable. Invisible. Click Here

Video Wall

Residential Communications Network launched two retail stores in Boston and NY featuring the RCN Video Wall. Click Here


"We captured 2nd place in the International Newspaper Marketing Association competition for our microsite." Click Here

Print and E-commerce Catalog

“The company grew from a grand total of literally $50 to $5,000,000 in annual sales.” Click Here

Corporate Identity

Independence Brewing Company. Fresh from Philadelphia. Quality not quantity. Declare your independence. Click Here

:60 Radio Spot

Joe the Plumber was famous before the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Listen and laugh to Joe the Plumber. Click Here

Interactive Graphic Animation

Play Pick The Pistone, with your hosts Hall-of-Fame goalie Bernie Parent and Flyers hockey analyst Steve Coates. Click the image above to play the game and learn more.   Click Here

Organic Search

From 0 Total Rankings to 146; From 0 Number One Rankings to 27; From 61 Monthly Unique Visitors to 806. Click Here

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Case Studies

Independence Brewing Company

  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • Direct Mail
  • Database Marketing
  • Public Relations


Independence Brewing Company. Fresh from Philadelphia. Quality not quantity. Declare your independence.

One of three companies John Harris has helped launch.

The initial logo, presented to Harris, was a picture of the Statue of Liberty. Harris said – “that’s a NY icon, absolutely not." Hence, Harris designed a logo around a Philadelphia historical landmark: Independence Hall. The logo combined graphical elements of past and present, a black and white rapidograph drawing of Independence Hall overlaid with full color art of wheat and hops and blue sky. Add the perfect collection of old world fonts and as Harris states – “one of my favorite logos of all time.”

This exceptional logo depicting Philadelphia history (the birth place of our nation) needed a tagline – Harris thought and then said – who are we: Philadelphia’s fist authentic microbrewery. It said it all. The tagline was born.

At conception, Independence offered two varieties of beer: Independence Lager and Independence Ale. Harris wanted to keep things simple so he made the lager’s label blue and the ale’s label burgundy. The idea was that while other beers were introduced the color-coded system would brand the brewery with a consistent mark – Independence Hall – and each new beer would be assigned a distinctive color. It made good branding sense and was economical from an art and production sense.

Harris coordinated the design and purchase of all packaging – labels, caps, 6-pack holders and cases.

In addition and maybe most importantly, Harris as Vice President, Director of Marketing built a contact management database that consisted of every media outlet in the Philadelphia DMA and every brewpub publication known to man. The database also consisted of every watering hole and distributor within a one hundred mile radius. And, the database was segmented to include an inquiry/customer section. Monthly mailings ranging from postcards to profiles where distributed and history monitored.

Harris was responsible for all copy. In addition to conceiving the tagline, Harris wrote:

Independence Brewing Company. Philadelphia’s first authentic microbrewery. Not a brewpub. Not a contract beer. But an authentic microbrewery in every sense. Our equipment. Our recipes. Our brewery. All of our ales, lagers and specialty beers are brewed at our only location. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients. No chemicals. No additives. No pasteurization. Guaranteed.


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