Brave People + PDQ

A Fresh Take on Digital

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Dear PDQ Let us kick this experience off by saying how incredibly honored we are that you’d consider us as a potential digital partner. You’re the kind of values-led brand that we work so hard to attract and support. In fact, we ordered PDQ for our entire team today as we collectively worked to build this custom capabilities presentation. You could say we’re "People Dedicated to Lunch."

Below, you’ll come across relevant information to your digital priorities and even additional insights into what makes us a seamless fit. And of course, if there’s any questions left unanswered, don’t hesitate to reach out or bribe us with free chicken.

ABOUT

Brave People is a fast-growing digital creative agency in Tampa.

We develop strategies, create content, build products, launch campaigns, design systems and then some — all to inspire the people our brands care about most.

Who we've created for

Brave Brands

After years of evolution in the digital space, we've produced cutting-edge creative for start ups and Fortune 500 companies spanning tech, e-commerce, hospitality, healthcare, and beyond.

What We Do

Our Services

More than an impressive list of offerings, we care about how those offerings work together to build something remarkable.

Digital Strategy

Web Analytics & Analysis

ROI Optimization

Campaign Concepting

CRM

01 STRATEGY

Our core value to clients is empathizing with their consumers, bridging brand experiences, and activating relationships that drive measurable results.

02 CONTENT

At the risk of sounding cliché, we are true storytellers. We craft compelling narratives that engage the people our clients care about the most.

Brand Messaging & Positioning

Information Architecture & Copywriting

Photography

Branded Films

Story Development

User Experience

Web & Mobile Design

Brand Identity

Motion Graphics

Data Visualization

03 DESIGN

Design isn’t just how it looks, but how it works. We take pride in creating human-centric products that are as beautiful as they are functional.

Web & Mobile Development

Ecommerce Development

Content Management Systems

Product Development

Process Automation

04 DEVELOPMENT

Whether it’s mobile apps, websites or category-defying digital experiences, we believe in solving complex business problems with technology.

05 Social

Real time responses are the new standard for brand engagement. As digital natives, we leverage our own unique user experiences to drive growth and engagement.

Strategy & Marketing

Copywriting & Content Creation

Monitoring & Engagement

Campaign Management

Analytics & ROI Planning

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Hardware

Physical Activations

Live Events

06 Exploration

Ultimately at Brave, nothing is impossible. If you have a thing that can be made of pixels or code or just a lot of hard work, we’re interested in talking. Work that truly moves people defies the ordinary.

Tools of the Trade

Technology Capabilities

Our skills are constantly evolving based on the needs of our partners — from open-source to licensed enterprise tools, we stay sharp.

NodeJS

AngularJS

Python

Mysql

Postgres

Redis

Wordpress

PHP

Android

Go

Javascript

Squarespace

IOS

Swift

LUA

Salesforce

Heroku

AWS

ReactJS

Unity

Shopify

Mailchimp

MongoDB

Klaviyo

THE HOW & WHY

Pillars of Our Process

01

Agility

We believe in a seamless client partnership that connects us into a single unified team. We're not only agile in code but in discovery, planning and design.

02

Team

Our dedicated team model ensures that every project receives the meticulous attention and resource it deserves from our Strategists, Designers, Producers, Engineers, & Filmmakers.

03

Collaboration

Nothing we do is in isolation. Our process is extremely collaborative, leveraging our clients unique perspectives to activate our own expertise.

04

Iteration

Even if the first try is a hit, we believe that constant analysis and adjustment helps us realize the best possible version of whatever we're creating.

05

Results

More than how a product looks, we care about how it works. Our results-driven approach guides every aspect of the engagement from technical discovery to deployment.

Everything Integrated

We engage every aspect of your business to solve complicated problems with simple solutions. From Discovery to Deployment, our integrated strategy drills past the surface perception and into the core of your brand story.

Discovery

MARKET
PRODUCT
SYSTEMS
CULTURE

The best partnerships are born from intimate understanding. Strategic, immersive research takes us from industry outsiders to an informed extension of your brand.

Great context is nothing without great content. Once we've learned your space, then we can articulate what you sell, how you sell it and who you sell it to.

The 'how' is just as important as the 'what' and 'why.' Our consultative approach goes beyond a deliverable-based transaction to create true value where it counts.

People are everything to your brand. They're your target audience and your workforce. We help you engage people through smarter tech on either side of the brand exchange.

Deployment

METRICS
IQOR
EHW
DITTO

Metrics

We collect the data that matters most to your business. Whether it’s high level numbers or ultra granular details around a specific event, we track and translate into actionable insights for smarter growth. Here are a few snapshots of our global acquisition rates YTD.

DIRECT SEARCH

40.90%

REFERRAL

15.76%

ORGANIC SEARCH

40.62%

iQor

As a partner we care not only about our client, but those they impact. With thousands of end users to keep in mind, we helped ensure their pipeline, submissions and sales were robust enough to keep the business moving forward.

FORM SUBMISSIONS

392%

SALES MEETINGS

3048%

WEB PIPELINE

578%

Eye Heart World

Eye Heart World is a non-profit dedicated to the fight against human trafficking. Their eCommerce model helps fund initiatives for at-risk youth and survivors. We're proud to positively impact their message and reach.

SESSIONS

371%

ONLINE SALES

102%

MONTHLY DONORS

51.3%

Ditto

At its core, Ditto is about great design both in the home and on the web. Our services provided more than an increase on their social media and pipeline, but a platform to support long term growth.

SOCIAL MEDIA

194%

PIPELINE

1210%

UNITS

389%

Customer & Product Support

iQor

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

Ditto

Human Trafficking Video

Eye Heart World

Our Work

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BRAVE FACTS

Brave is self-funded. We haven’t ever taken outside investment. Since our earliest days this has been incredibly important in providing freedom to shape the company and its business practices.

We’re partnership driven. Because true innovation comes from the freedom to understand and tinker over time. Our target client is someone who values an immersive approach to collaboration.

Our mission is bigger than awards or revenue. We’re very proud to be partnering with organizations like Eye Heart World fighting human trafficking and Food For The Hungry serving food-insecure countries globally.

Our Staff

Strategists, Designers, Producers, Engineers, & Filmmakers.

FOUNDER & CEO

Gabe Lopez

As Founder and Creative Director, Gabe’s decade of experience across strategy and UX/UI allows him to guide Brave’s multidisciplinary team through projects of all sizes.

gabe@bravepeople.co
FULL-STACK ENGINEER

Jason Sayre

An engineer at heart, Jason has been programming as long as he can remember. He specializes in back-end development, & system architecture.

jason@bravepeople.co
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

John Miseroy

John maintains a 360 degree view of all client accounts, team utilization and billing needs and is responsible for our day to day internal financial operations.

john@bravepeople.co
UX ENGINEER

Bryce Walter

As Lead UX Engineer, Bryce leverages his tenure as a UI Designer and Developer to plan and architect digital products and projects, and to ensure work is developed to pixel perfection.

bryce@bravepeople.co
CONTENT STRATEGIST

Lauren Palumbo

Lauren oversees digital and traditional content creation across a variety of mediums helping clients better connect with their audiences and increase conversions.

lauren@bravepeople.co
DIGITAL PRODUCER

Travis Dykes

As the primary client liaison on all projects, he oversees the delicate balance between project scope, timelines and our team’s bandwidth to ensure timely project launches.

travis@bravepeople.co
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

Lance Cashwell

With more than 8 years experience in the production industry, Lance specializes in creating unique brand narratives through film and photography.

lance@bravepeople.co
VISUAL DESIGNER

Ben Lopez

With 9 years of experience, Ben specializes in branding, illustration, and UI design. His standout moment at Brave includes creating custom artwork for an unforgettable Nickelodeon app.

ben@bravepeople.co
SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Lee Fernandes

As an application developer with a decade of experience under his belt, Lee specializes in building web and mobile applications and the APIs they interact with.

lee@bravepeople.co
VISUAL DESIGNER

Andy Weir

With almost a decade of experience as a visual designer, Andy creates one-of-a-kind branding ecosystems and custom UI design.

andy@bravepeople.co
WHAT WE ULTIMATELY BRING

Story & Solution In One

Thank you for taking the time to review our capabilities! We know that our most rewarding partnerships aren’t built by accident. Clients who partner with us are looking to create something that demands attention. We go outside of our comfort zone and take risks for ideas we believe in. With PDQ as our partner, we look forward to creating unforgettable experiences online and off.

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