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Working with Us

Us-ness, we-ness, and our process points.

Strategic partnership for branding, marketing, and web.

We love adding a new client to the family here at Motive.

To do so, as each client is different – different history, different dynamics, different goals – we’ve developed a process for onboarding and creating scope that works efficiently and is protective of client resources. Though we’re always open to client request, here’s what we’ve found to work best.

Onboarding audit and reporting

The very first thing is the first thing, and that means getting familiar with all of your accounts and systems.

To do so we connect your systems to ours and look carefully at the items you had wanted us to.

It’s worth noting that not every client wasn’t the same thing. If all you want is a logo, we’re not going to need to do this.  But – for those that want integrated services – there’s no better way to start.


Defining scope and getting started

Following the audit and onboarding we usually know enough to make recommendations and be an active partner in helping you get where you want to go.

At this point we will offer scope samples in line with what you’ve asked us to look at. We try to offer you a variety of samples that give you different approaches to investment, leaving the final values of money, time, and thoroughness in your hands to determine.

From there we refine till it fits like a glove… and we get started.


Kicking ass and taking names

From there, we execute. Our normal rhythm has a once a month or bi-weekly meeting with client stakeholders, monthly reporting and recommendations and as frequent of updates and project process as are required. Everyone is different.

Either way, we work, we work smart, we work iteratively and we enjoy the ride of building the tools that enable you to build your business better, it’s a lot of fun.

Let’s get started.

We love meeting new teams.

Drop us a note and we’ll dive right in.

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Selecting Services

Your business is uniquely positioned and needs a toolkit designed to fit. Cookie cutter solutions don’t work because your leadership, team, challenges, and opportunities are all unique to you.

Working with Motive what we do is enable you by helping you craft a set of service that fits yoru goals, accomplishments, and complements the team and resources you already have. Some clients need more, some need less. We want to help you find what you need and craft scope to fit. All of our solutions are tailored to our clients and you never have to pay for services you neither want nor need.

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We are so grateful for Motive. When we were seeking a partner to revamp our site, we needed attention to detail, strategic partnership and absolute command of development. Motive nails this and makes it fun. Not to mention they are the best humans really working to solve for a better future state. Gratitude runs deep.

Tee Coletti Kaiser, Apiary

Motive is a rare agency that truly does feel like a partner. They give honest answers and assessments and work diligently with open communication along the way. They’re not likely your fastest nor cheapest option, but they deliver high-quality work that’s been done the right way and that’s what I value in the partners I work with.

Jordan Weyenberg, United Pet Care

Our firm has collaborated with the talented and responsive team at Motive for several years. We initially engaged with Motive on a rebranding effort to develop the Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture brand and theartofarchitecture.com in 2016. We continue to work with them to help and advise us on a robust marketing system and brand management across multiple platforms.

Eric Drivdahl, Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture

I’ve been working with Motive for the past several years, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The quality of work they produce is A++, and their team goes above and beyond with every project – big or small. They’ve got it dialed in! I highly recommend Motive to anyone seeking a marketing agency, you won’t regret it!

Betsy Walker, Lochwood Lozier

Motive punches above their weight when it comes to website design, security, maintenance and customer service. They built a beautiful, cost-effective website for our wine import business that our clients consistently applaud. These guys are the real deal and I look forward to continuing this partnership for many more years.

Bruce Leggett, Codipral

Motive has helped us in so many ways! They have taken our vision and created an immaculate website as well as manage our advertising! They are are up front and honest, it feels great to work with a company that I can trust. I would recommend their services to anyone!

Casey Martin, Nordic

I’ve worked with a number of marketing agencies in the past and none have compared to Motive. Daniel is talented, responsive, analytical, and accountable. If he can’t exceed your expectations he’ll let you know before the job begins and advise against moving forward. When he does move forward on a project, expect to be blown away by the results.

Craig Weidhorn, Harp Design Co.

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Want to see a bit more? Check out these case studies and learn how we helped other businesses to conquer their markets, innovate their offerings, and move the ball forward towards their goals. You won’t see yoru business as all of our solutions are custom, but you may get some ideas!