• Seniorlink: My Wish by Mechanica | The Drum

    Seniorlink: My Wish by Mechanica | The Drum

    This is a heartwarming new campaign from Seniorlink, the parent company of Caregiver Homes, and their AOR, creative agency Mechanica, celebrating National Family Caregivers Month. This campaign follows the success of SeniorLink's “Thank You Caregiver Nation” campaign last year and continues the ongoing effort to support the over 50 million family caregivers around the country.

    The Drum, 11/15/2017

  • The Advertising Industry Must Reimagine How Work Gets Done to Ever Really Become Diverse – Adweek

    The Advertising Industry Must Reimagine How Work Gets Done to Ever Really Become Diverse – Adweek

    Get over the strikes we traditionally count against people, and find new ways to measure creativity, commitment and work ethic. Libby Delana, Creative Director and Founding Partner, talks through diversity in the advertising industry and the changes that we need to make to our own systems.

    Adweek, 11/02/2017

  • A Shopper

    A Shopper's Journey - Food and Drink International

    CEO and Strategy Director Ted Nelson offers his commentary on the accelerated decline in traditional grocery shopping. Published in Food and Drink.

    Food and Drink International, 09/22/2017

  • Branding In Chaos | Campaign US

    Branding In Chaos | Campaign US

    Inspiration, collaboration and innovation are more important than the old standbys of value, trustworthiness and consistency, says Mechanica's CEO Ted Nelson. From Campaign US.

    Campaign US, 09/12/2017

  • Mechanica and Forcepoint Show Us How to Avoid a WPP-Style Cyberattack | AgencySpy

    Mechanica and Forcepoint Show Us How to Avoid a WPP-Style Cyberattack | AgencySpy

    Forcepoint, a cybersecurity spin-off from defense contractor Raytheon, has partnered with Mechanica on brand naming, positioning, product renaming, and a new website. "Protecting the Human Point" is designed to shift away from technology-oriented messaging to focus on people and human behavior as they interact with business data and intellectual property.

    AdWeek, 07/20/2017

Client Start Year End Year
Liberty Mutual 2017 Current
Forcepoint 2016 Current
Downeast Cider 2017 Current
Kodiak Boots (a division of VF Corporation) 2018 Current
Vistaprint 2018 Current
Saucony 2008 2018
Sea Cuisine 2015 Current
iZotope 2017 Current
Neighborhood Health Plan 2015 Current
Solos 2017 Current

Mechanica was created to solve problems and create opportunities for restless marketers. A restlessness brought about by an exponential increase – felt by nearly every marketer – in the rate of change transforming competitive, technology, consumer and marketing landscapes. Over the years, we’ve helped wide range of clients succeed in these times. And while the individual solutions we’ve created vary greatly, three common traits are at the heart of all we do:

STRATEGICALLY DRIVEN: Everything at Mechanica begins with data and strategy. We have developed a proprietary Insight-Driven Collaboration Session (ICS) methodology that allows teams of stakeholders to efficiently review large data sets and achieve agreement around key implications. Once the key insights have been identified, a focused brand positioning is developed to drive all creative work. This positioning encompasses: target market, frame of reference, point of difference, key support pillars and brand personality.

CREATIVELY EXPANSIVE: Mechanica takes a dramatically different approach to the always challenging task of translating relevant strategies into effective creative work under always demanding timeframes and budgets. Utilizing an open-source creative development model — our “endless creative hallway” — we are freed to expansively and aggressively achieve our clients’ creative goals with no limits on the creativity, breadth or depth of our output. With a database of thousands of potential partners and the application of proprietary work processes we are able to deliver a significantly more expansive (and responsive) creative product. This unique approach was specifically designed to address the realities and needs of today’s restless marketers — whether for sheer creativity, quantity and responsiveness of output, flexibility of work process or simply being able to choose the right teams for a given task at a moment’s notice.

HUMANLY FIXATED: From internal culture, to client relationships, to creating communications, we strive to never lose sight of the fact that — at the end of the day — we are all simply human beings interacting with other human beings. Seniority, titles, demographics and a host of other labels do not supersede mutual respect, honesty and transparency. Culturally, this makes Mechanica an extremely flat and collaborative organization. It creates a tight bond with clients capable of weathering any challenge. And it reminds us daily that good, effective communication needs to engage, inform, and provide something of value. Just as any of us, as human beings, would want.

  • Libby DeLana

    Libby DeLana

    Creative Director / Founder

  • Jim Garaventi

    Jim Garaventi

    Creative Director / Founder

  • Micah Donahue

    Micah Donahue

    Contact Strategy Director

  • Arabella Plum

    Arabella Plum

    Director of Client Services

  • Ted Nelson

    Ted Nelson

    CEO / Founder

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