Frequently Asked Questions
Working With Olive & Company
How did you choose the name Olive & Company?
After much brainstorming and debate, Olive co-founders Rob Haskin and Tom Keekley found inspiration from an unusual, and furry, source: Rob’s dog. Over a decade later, the name still serves us well.
What kind of businesses and organizations do you work with?
We work with a diverse set of clients—from mid-sized businesses to higher education institutions to global corporations—all striving to stand out and connect. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the specific needs of individual clients, but we provide the most value to companies looking for an ongoing partnership.
Have you received awards for your work?
We have, but we don’t go out of our way to submit our work for awards. While we’re passionate about the work we do, and industry awards are always nice, we measure ourselves based on our clients’ success, and we’re much more interested in their recognition.
How do you collaborate with clients?
In addition to easy access to everyone on our team, each of our clients works closely with an account manager and a project manager to make sure their projects stay on course, on time, and on budget. For client communications, file sharing, and milestone tracking, our team utilizes Basecamp, a project management app. We also coordinate regular client check-in meetings to collaborate and share progress.
Is Olive & Company a good fit for our specific needs?
If you’re looking to transform your brand and your marketing, and you’re searching for a top-notch agency partner to lead the way, there’s a very good chance that we’re a perfect fit for your needs. Let’s talk and we’ll figure it out together.
What are your core capabilities?
We specialize in building authentic brands and compelling marketing experiences, online and beyond. We achieve this through strategic brand identity and messaging development, inbound marketing strategy and implementation, and growth-driven website design and development.
Does Olive & Company work under service retainer agreements?
Preferably, yes. Retainer agreements aren’t right for every situation, but, when appropriate, they provide an ideal platform for integrated, agile, continuous marketing improvement.
Why should we hire Olive & Company?
We’ve talked about our approach, our solutions, our work, and our clients, but, ultimately, this is about you. What are you hoping to achieve? What are your objectives for your organization and your brand? What are you looking for in a marketing agency partner? We’ve built authentic brands and compelling marketing experiences for our clients countless times, but you should hire Olive & Company if you believe we can help you achieve your vision and goals. Let’s talk and find out if we can help.
Do you accept RFPs?
Absolutely! Send us the details.
Careers and Opportunities
Are you hiring?
Probably. Check out our Careers page to see an updated list of current openings. If you think you’d be a great addition to the Olive team, but don’t see any specific openings that match your skill set, we’d still like to hear from you. Send us a note and let us know why you should be a part of our team.
What kind of people are you looking for?
Writers, designers, developers, strategists, planners … basically anyone with a passion for marketing and a drive to help clients. If you’re a passionate, team-oriented, self-starter who can have fun while delivering exceptional work every single day, you’re probably the kind of person we’re looking for at Olive & Company, and we want to hear from you.
Do you offer internships?
Possibly. If you’re looking to gain valuable industry experience at a Minneapolis marketing agency, contact us and let us know why you’d be a good fit for our team.
Do you ever work with freelancers?
The vast majority of our work is done in-studio by our internal team, but we do occasionally work with freelancers to support specific types of projects. In particular, we work with freelance writers, videographers, and developers in order to match specialists with the needs of our clients. We will sometimes utilize freelance designers as well, and we’re always looking to build relationships with independent marketing consultants. If any of those sound like you, we’d love to hear more about you.
Do you partner with other companies?
As a modern marketing agency, our work often stretches into a diverse assortment of marketing deliverables. We partner with other companies whenever those deliverables fall outside of our core capabilities. We’ve worked hard over the years to form partnerships with individuals and companies that share our values, and we expect them to live up to the standards that we’ve set for ourselves. If you’d like to partner with Olive & Company, contact us today.