Design Case Studies

July 2nd, 2010

Laura Spaulding

An Identity of Its Own

Borsheims is one of the largest independent jewelry stores in the country and has successfully branded their name and identity as a high-quality product. Their 10th Annual Swiss Watch Faire, as part of the 2009 Borsheims Holiday Campaign, required an identity of its own. We wanted the faire to be more than just an exhibition for watch vendors. We wanted to add some style and enhance the attendee experience. With objectives of growing in-store attendance and sales for the event, Read More

March 30th, 2009

Kim Mickelsen

Friends in High Places

In 1982, insurance executive William M. Kizer realized that preventing disease was often more cost-effective than curing it. He envisioned a non-profit organization made up of corporate members interested in promoting healthy work places through education, incentives and idea sharing. He founded Wellness Council of the Midlands, or WELCOM for short. The idea was years ahead of its time, and today, hundreds of corporations belong to their local Wellness Council and reap its rewards through lower insurance premiums and motivated employees. Read More

December 8th, 2008

Kim Mickelsen

Doors to Creative Expression

When VT Industries came to Bozell for assistance with growing their architectural wood door business, we began by conducting research with architects, their primary target for doors.

The research showed doors were not a top priority decision in most projects. We developed a strategy to provide a memorable connection for VT Industries’ doors with architects to ensure the product was top of mind throughout the design process.
The solution was to showcase VT Industries’ doors as a creative outlet for architects – another way for them to make a building unique. Read More

December 4th, 2008

Kim Mickelsen

A Fresh Take on Story Telling

When the largest privately held bank in the nation wants to celebrate its 150th anniversary, one thing is fairly obvious. It’s got to be big. That’s the exact realization Bozell came to when they began work on First National Bank’s 150th anniversary campaign.
We’ve all seen the stereotypical anniversary campaign. They’re two parts historic photos, one part folksy music and a heavy dash of sepia tones. While they might appeal to the history buffs among us, Read More

December 3rd, 2008


Keep On Trucking

Slipstreem Aerodynamics produces the Showtime 100, an aerodynamic add-on for semi trailers that helps reduce drag and increase stability. As a result, truck owners save fuel and wear and tear on the engine, tires, and trailer. Drivers experience improved truck handling, and the device requires no driver interaction when backing into a dock – a big advantage over add-ons produced by other manufacturers.
We were involved in developing a new look and feel for Slipstreem Aerodynamics, Read More

November 19th, 2008


A Whole New Look at Laminate

For more than ten years, Bozell has provided marketing communications for VT Industries, the leading manufacturer of architectural wood doors and postformed laminate countertops. Our services have included development of brand identity, business-to-business advertising, home center support, customer loyalty programs, sales support, public relations, trade show support and collateral.
VT countertop sales were steady but slow and the product was viewed largely as a commodity. Based on customer feedback, VT and Bozell determined that VT countertops needed to be shown in various applications to demonstrate that these were not the laminate countertops of the 1950s. Read More