Launched in 1989 as a small design firm, Brunner credits a willingness to embrace technology for its rise from relatively unknown to national prominence. But a provocative ad for 84 Lumber during Super Bowl LI certainly didn’t hurt. The ad focused on the hot-button topic of immigration, even referencing a wall (sound familiar?), and it drew so much attention that its accompanying Journey84.com website crashed.
But well before that pinnacle spot in the Big Game, the shop “saw the value in ‘big data’ when it wasn’t so big,” partner and president Scott Morgan said. He pointed to database marketing and digital interactive acquisitions in the 1990s, Brunner’s 2011 unveiling of emerging technology innovation studio BHiveLab and more recent forays into digital performance marketing and data analytics.
The agency is working on an inclusion campaign for the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation. Other current clients include Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Musselman’s, Home Depot Rental and YellaWood. “Every agency you come across talks about blending creative and technology, and maybe even adding some data analytics into the mix,” partner and chief digital officer Rick Gardinier said.
Maybe Brunner can add predicting the future to its list of services, as its 2-year-old Super Bowl ad would be just as relevant today.