The un-agency

A Theory of Everything

Physicists have long attempted to create a Theory of Everything. A simple, single equation to explain our surroundings and existence. Though seemingly an impossible task, imagine how much more difficult it would be if atoms had free will.

In so many words, this is the challenge of any modern business that involves humans. And yet, the bog-standard agency will be able to tell you, regardless of the diversity of your problem, that there is a universal solution. Of course, by some miracle, that solution happens to be whatever they are selling.

Brands come to Rouser not only because we are renowned for our strategic competence, but also because we are refreshingly no-nonsense in our attitude, objective in our thinking, and business-first in our approach. It’s the theory of everything we do. As a result, while the standard agency inevitably arrives at the solution that is most profitable for them, we identify the solution that is most profitable for our clients.

We are Rouser. The un-agency.

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Service Portfolio

Brand Management

A process in its entirety.

Brand Strategy

Mental and physical availability.

Brand Tracking

The ultimate sign of brand competence.

Marketing Strategy

Increasing growth, sales and profit.

Marketing Effectiveness

Balancing short and long.

Decision-Making Unit Support

Insurance against disappointment.

Peter Drucker once said that there is nothing quite as useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all. While many agencies excel at efficiency, they often lack the strategic guidance to know if they should be doing what they are doing, as it were, at all. This can be devastating to a brand, as measuring effectiveness through efficiency leads to numerous false conclusions and a bias towards the short-term.

Rouser is the un-agency, driven by what’s best for both the short- and the long-term, and firmly placed at the forefront of how to balance activation and brand building. Traditionally as well as digitally.

Put plainly, we know what it takes to grow brands consistently and gain market share with effectiveness and efficiency. Strategy first, tactics later. Brand always.

-JP Hanson, CEO Rouser

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  Another Tool in the Box. One of the things I enjoy most, as someone somewhat (in)famously opinionated about what they do professionally, is being asked to deliver keynote speeches. In many ways, it is just like giving any other kind of speech. In others, it is completely different. The most significant difference, perhaps, is…

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Strategy Without Communication is a Wasted Exercise

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  A Strategic Game of Telephones. One of the most common problems in modern business is a shortage of strategic competence. Many companies lack a strategic hierarchical ladder altogether. Others have strategies in some semblance of a structure, but don’t know how to execute the various following steps. Strategy is, in essence, a framework that…

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Under Pressure

June 21, 2018

  On Clichés, Cannes and Complexity. Pick your cliché. “Business is moving at a much faster pace than ever before.” “Marketing has been disrupted.” “Consumers want purpose-driven, personal experiences.” There are plenty of them making the rounds, though it seems platitudes are presently particularly plentiful as the supposed marketing cognoscenti have landed upon les Alpes-Maritimes…

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The most important step is the first one

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