A full service creative studio based in Maine.

Maine Creative started as a one-man design studio in 2013. These days we build websites, make SEO strategies, refine business plans, promote social media, create custom prints, make t-shirts, and execute PR plans for our clients. And that’s the tip of the iceberg. Our service include web development, social media management, re-marketing, graphic design, advertising, email and content marketing, media production, and business services. We're artists. We're social.

We're creators and communicators. Let us help you identify your brand and strengthen your business, through stunning design, creative ad campaigns, enhanced social media and search engine optimization, public relations, and event planning.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2013
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Portland, ME
headquarters

Focus

Service lines
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Web Design
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
Industry focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Arts, entertainment & music
  • Business services
Branding focus
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
Social Media Focus
Media Buying

Reviews

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Marketing Consulting Services for a Food Brand

"Other brand-wide projects and productions led by Maine Creative were important for growing our brand."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2012 - Nov. 2015
Project summary: 

Maine Creative provided 360-degree marketing services for a retail food brand, handling graphic design, live events, and press outreach. They also led video production efforts.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Portland, Maine
Robert Guerette
Marketing Director, Gelato Fiasco
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Retail sales increased markedly since the engagement began. Maine Creative’s responsiveness and ability to turn constructive feedback into implementable, on-budget deliverables were hallmarks of their work. A willingness to take on a variety of projects made them a valuable partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the director of marketing for a retail and consumer packaged goods food brand. I oversee all of our marketing efforts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Maine Creative?

We initially needed help with marketing projects for the opening of a new location. Maine Creative went on to help us with a variety of creative projects across the company.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to raise awareness for our new location, as well as create interesting and effective buzz around several other projects.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We started by approaching them for one small project to see how it went. They did terrific work, so we continued to hire them.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Maine Creative collaborated with my team and me to understand the parameters of what we needed. They adjusted the items produced based on my feedback. Projects included graphic design, live events, and press outreach. They also served as the frontline field producer for video production with third-party video and photo contractors. This included leading on-the-ground communication with a variety of stakeholders, including production staff, talent, other employees, and permitting agencies.

What was the team composition?

I always worked directly with Max (founder and creative director, Maine Creative).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Their initial work helped accelerate the sales at a newly-opened location by producing successful community and brand-building events. They also successfully created packaging for a temporary small-batch product line that was well-received by customers. Other brand-wide projects and productions led by Maine Creative were important for continuing to grow our brand.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They were quickly responsive by phone and email. Max was always extremely receptive and never took feedback personally. He’s a terrific communicator, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re lean yet willing to take on any challenge. Several of our video shoots or live events had very small budgets. They did incredible work in producing great results with few resources. Maine Creative can make good things happen at a fraction of the cost of a bigger agency.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I'm looking forward to watching them grow.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer