What We Do Best
Brado is a full-service, insight-driven marketing agency and strategic advisor. Our expert teams help you anticipate, using data-driven digital intelligence alongside qualitative and quantitative insight. We help you execute, using coordinated, compelling brand experiences across all media and channels. And we help you transform organizations, markets and therapies from within.
Scroll to see the many services we deliver, either standalone or integrated within strategic programs.
Data-driven Digital Marketing harnesses AI and Natural Language Processing to target the right people at the right moment.
As a Google Premier Partner, we meet Google’s most rigorous requirements in certification, ad spend and performance. We optimize paid search campaigns to maximize conversions and return on ad spend. Working with our paid-media professionals, you’ll discover an audience actively searching for solutions you offer. A full-funnel digital media plan is key to maximizing your campaign’s success, and our team incorporates display and video ad campaigns into your media mix to capture your ideal audience’s attention and drive them to engage with your brand.
Display and Video Advertising
Through a variety of advertising platforms and data enhancement tools, Brado will drive brand recognition and consideration for your products and services using impactful video and display advertising. We leverage tools like Google Display and Video 360, Amazon’s Demand Side Platform and vertical specialized platforms for the health and life sciences industry.
Our paid social campaigns align with your overall marketing strategy. Once Brado identifies your ideal audiences through rich, detailed search and social insight, we target custom audiences with the right messaging and creative at the right time – through social channels your customers are already using!
Using proprietary Brado software, we identify and track conversations, content, hashtags, external URLs, retweets, mentions and social platforms from micro-influencers and rising stars. We don’t focus on flash-in-the-pan influencers; instead, we reach out to industry thought leaders who can have a positive impact on your reputation. Our data software informs everything from content ideation to the hashtags you should own. Most important, we base your strategy on facts, not gut feelings.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
The point of search engine optimization is to make it easy for both search engines and customers to find your site. Brado’s team of SEO experts knows the technical side of search implicitly...which means you don’t have to. We make strategic adjustments allowing search engines to better crawl, rank and display your brand with the most enhanced UX possible in the search results. Our focus on the technical side of website optimization, ensures your site is search-engine friendly and free of issues preventing those engines from crawling and indexing it.
Great products and services need great content needs to match. Brado helps you avoid clickbait and fluff using foundational proprietary data. We pitch and write helpful, intriguing, optimized and research-backed content. We don’t rely on stock photos or graphics – instead, our design team creates original graphics and infographics illustrating statistics, key information and insights. It’s content that informs your audience, positions your company as a thought leader and generates earned media links, social shares, and organic traffic. We also reach out to your industry influencers to share your custom content.
The internet is global, and so are we. Our clients come from Europe, South America, North America and Asia. No matter where your audience is, Brado helps you expand your web presence beyond just...US.
Whether you’re a manufacture of consumer packaged goods (CPG) or an ecommerce company, you want to sell on Amazon. Maybe you already do. But, there’s more to earning profits than the “list, sell, ship, get paid” process from Amazon’s website. Brado’s here to help you craft an effective marketplace-entry strategy that increases brand awareness and maximizes profits with the world’s largest retailer.
Digital Landscape Opportunity and Strategy
The digital landscape reveals rich intentions and needs when it’s mined purposefully. Brado uncovers moments that matter to your business, like tension points in delivery, emerging trends and data-driven high-performing digital platforms and content.
Micro Influencer Listening Post
Listen First. Listen Well. Listen to the Thought Leaders. Brado dives into the social space to find your relevant key influencers and mine what topics, sources and audiences they connect with. You get a dynamic dashboard — guidance on who to watch, identifying topic trends to align swiftly and how to support or participate in their dialogues.
Digital Search Database of Intentions
Digital search is as close to reading your customers’ minds as it gets. Brado’s proprietary data mining tools unlock customers’ actual questions, thoughts and intentions. Our experts use natural language processing (NLP) and language clustering algorithms to reveal your customers’ true online behavior. You see it in an interactive dashboard — exactly what they’re looking for, so you can learn, act and even get a sense of what they’re feeling throughout their decision process.
Can you afford not to know your customers’ real-time, unfiltered needs? No. Search delivers a powerful data source to understand your target’s goals – from awareness to consideration to decision to fulfillment evaluation. Brado’s proprietary analytic framework and search-data capture work together to reveal your category’s unique journey dimensions and its tension points. It’s your roadmap of the moments-that-matter and the opportunities to deliver on the outcomes your customers are struggling to achieve.
Digital Landscape Mapping
There are the competitors you know and the competitors you don’t see coming. When digital search is combined with content and data extraction, then layered with Natural Language Process (NLP) and state-of-the-art data analytics, Brado creates a dynamic understanding of your direct, emerging and indirect competitive landscape. This gives you the ability to set strategic priorities of where to defend, build and prioritize your digital marketing plans.
Digital Landscape Mapping is also an asset when your target customers are faced with a sea of content. Standing out and providing the right content that hits on all cylinders is the challenge: relevance, timing and findability have to work synergistically to drive authority and impact. Brado’s role is to remove the guesswork by following the data to achieve content impact leadership, quickly and consistently.
We combine search data analytics with our proprietary data-driven content mapping system. We identify your customers’ questions, concerns and goals, then scrape and evaluate both your competitors' and your content. The outcome is a roadmap that defines the necessary content structure and topics, an evaluation of your competitors’ and your delivery, a dynamic dashboard for ongoing guidance and specific opportunities for you to get in front...now!
Digital Marketing E&E Inspection
Your metrics are unique, and, as you know, can always be improved to be more effective and efficient. Brado can help you, implementing a proven, proprietary system to investigate your KPIs to pinpoint new growth opportunities and identify waste in efforts or spending. We audit the strategies you currently use to market your business online and refine approaches to make your metrics more competitive.
Website (Health) Physical
Does your website have what it takes to deliver on your customers’ and your demands? To stay competitive, you need to ensure your site’s technical foundation is rock solid. Brado’s website physical process does exactly what you’d expect website specialists to do: we check your websites vitals, diagnosing and helping to overcome structure and performance obstacles so you can deliver the most impact in your growth, sustainability and efficiency.
Foretell™ Search Topic Monitoring
ForeTell is quickly becoming the crystal ball of what’s to come through search. A Brado proprietary service, ForeTell watches movements and shifts in topic engagement and specific queries. It’s a new lens to help foretell market needs, readiness and behavior. We create a week-to-week search data capture, then transform it into an interactive dashboard so you can clearly, simply see activity – week-to-week, month-to-month, year over year – either in total or by drilling down to specific geographies. ForeTell delivers the information and trends you need to succeed, in a pioneering, powerful...and proprietary tool.
Creative Insight allows you to understand and feel people so deeply, your solutions become what they never knew they always wanted.
Explore to Connect
Attitudes and Usage
With pressure to execute and innovate quickly, it’s easy to overlook complexities of category dynamics impacting strategic and marketing plans. Brado’s Attitudes and Usage process lets you assess the market, explore hypotheses, unlock barriers and achieve a deep understanding of your customer’s attitudes, motivations, behaviors and purchase habits. You’ll have the knowledge you need to keep your brand proposition relevant in the competitive landscape.
Path to Purchase
Most path-to-purchase processes downplay the underlying emotions throughout the purchase journey, despite evidence they drive the majority of decisions. Brado uses a combination of shop-along and surf-along discovery and analytic tools in our research, to unearth the intricacies of the total shopper experience so you’ll have a much deeper understanding of your shopper...and how to motivate them.
A tsunami of change is rolling through our world. This means knowing what your customers think is not enough. You have to know the WHY behind the HOW, WHEN and WHERE to engage them. Brado’s Customer Journey applies principles of clinical psychology and behavioral economics, along with search mining, natural language processing and advanced analytics to give you a remarkably intimate understanding of your customer and leverageable moments you can transform into opportunity.
Psychology-Based, In-Depth Interviews
Values Link® is Brado’s in-depth interview process, developed by a clinical psychologist to find and connect the link between a customer’s inner priorities, values and ambitions...and your brand. Values Link is, by far, the most honest, raw, intimate conversation you will have with your target. It’s been proven effective across a variety of targets and categories to achieve fresh, actionable insight.
Built by Brado’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), Story Mapping is based on Life Narrative Interviews, a clinical psychology technique for understanding identity through stories people construct of themselves, which detail their past, present and perceived future experiences. The deep introspection in Story Mapping gives you (and your brand) a well-lit path to anticipate behavioral motivators, so you can align with them and close the gaps between who your target is and who they aspire to be.
Consumer-to-Consumer Empathy Immersions
People relate to others who have similar values and understand their situation. And when they find themselves in this company, they tell their stories. Generously. Brado’s C2C (consumer-to-consumer) or P2P (professional to professional) Empathy Immersions push the boundaries of market research by taking the moderator out of the room and allowing peers to have an informal and honest conversation about the research topic. Ideal for sensitive or highly emotional topics or categories.
Define to Prioritize
Achieving team alignment on who to prioritize and how to engage is critical to brand success. Brado’s Segmentation process captures the authentic customer voice and applies proprietary advanced analytics, helping you identify and understand your customer on a deeply personal level. The level of insight we capture powerfully influences current choices and anticipates future behaviors.
VistaLens was created by our Brado segmentation experts to paint a more complete picture of—and stronger connection to—your key customer. VistaLens offers a rich, detailed understanding of your customers’ lifestyles, values and the resources shaping their health and financial priorities. VistaLens also focuses on your customers’ purchasing journey, especially where, when and how they connect — whether through digital technology or conventional media channels.
Brand Relationship and Brand Equity
In today’s abruptly changing market, brand equity, alone, is a misdirected measure of your brand’s. Through Brado’s proprietary Values Link® interviews and Equity Dial, our Brand Relationship process gives you a crystal clear picture of core levers your brand should track and tap to sustain brand relationships.
Brand and Product Positioning
Brado’s Component Positioning™ deconstructs the core elements of a creative concept to uncover a transformational insight and lets customers actually help shape the functional and emotional benefits of your brand’s story. The result is a focused customer-crafted, single-minded, high-performing positioning statement which avoids “kitchen sink” concepts that say everything and stand for nothing.
Evaluate to Optimize
Brand claims and benefits are often indistinguishable to smart, cynical consumers. With Brado’s Message Development approach, you’ll get insight-driven, channel-specific message platforms with the power to break through, establish meaning and ensure recall of your brand’s benefits and claims. In a world of perceived parity, we’ll make sure your customers have a better reason to listen to your brand.
Creative Evaluation and Optimization
Designed by former ad agency creatives, Brado’s Voice Check evaluates, refines and optimizes your communications without compromising creativity. You’ll get creative that’s not only strategically sound, but bold and consistent across channels. Voice Check is perfect if you want a fresh, focused alternative to those notoriously formulaic and stifling beauty contests that result in either bland or off-strategy creative.
Brado’s Creative Sprint approach is a fast-paced, iterative and collaborative process developed so you can explore, refine and validate creative, communications or campaign ideas - with your brand and agency teams! This (usually) week-long process is incredibly efficient, combining “high touch” research with rapid iteration, immediate evaluation and, most important, team alignment so you can move forward.
Usability Testing and User Experience
Functional tactics, trendy design and campaign integration are often prioritized over visitors’ values, needs and mindset with digital development. Through observation, in-depth probing, task-based testing and search mining, Brado’s UX process reveals your visitor’s UX journey, giving you tactical and strategic opportunities to maximize conversion. It works for desktop, mobile sites or mobile applications.
Sales Detail Aid Optimization for Healthcare Providers
No one motivates Healthcare Providers (HCPs) like HCPs themselves. Brado’s Sales Detail Optimization process was created based on literally decades of HCP experience and allows you to gather and apply HCP language to frame your product story in a focused, motivating way. This approach is ideal for empowering and arming your sales teams with the right HCP-motivating tools.
Scientific Story Testing
Mechanism of Action (MOA) messaging either creates interest and helps differentiate a new treatment or it alienates physicians with confusing, meaningless jargon. Brado’s Scientific Story Testing evaluates MOA messaging, making sure it clearly and compellingly communicate how a drug or medical device’s MOA achieves an efficacy and/or safety benefit.
Identify to Expand
Market Gap Analysis
By combining real-time target and category research with a proprietary suite of statistical techniques and solution mapping, Brado’s Market Gaps process will define both your expected and unexpected your competitive landscape. We’ll help you uncover your brand’s sweet spot for innovation — before someone else does.
Built on the foundation of Harvard Business School’s “jobs-to-be-done” framework for sparking, Brado’s Motivation Keys uncovers consumer needs and the associated benefits to motivate change. We assess the size of the areas of opportunity - identifying either broad areas of opportunity to pursue, or whether to go deep on a specific need area to deliver solutions.
Decision States (Need States)
Brado’s Decision States process helps you find your customer’s unmet need or want in a well-developed category, like healthcare, pharma, or CPG – often like a search for the Holy Grail. We do this through in-the-moment digital diaries, search mining and the application of advanced analytics. What it reveals are critical customer touchpoints, along with market and innovation opportunities for your brand.
Traditional qualitative is defined by “respondents” and “moderators” in a sterile, forced-exposure environment. Brado’s qualitative approach empowers “participants” to collaborate with us to solve a problem...not simply using them as a sounding board. We do this through one-on-one, in-depth interviews (IDIs), Focus Groups, Co-Creation Sessions, and Biometric-monitored research.
Brado’s Online Expedition Communities are custom designed for your audience. Moderated by our expert Creative Strategists, we engage with your audience through a variety of activities. We’ll get a real-time window into their world, revealing new insight angles. The multi-day online format gives us (and you) the freedom to iterate and refine the session and stimuli to uncover fresh insight that’s intimate and inspiring.
Quantitative AI-Powered Online Surveys, AI-Assisted Live Chat Sessions
Brado’s AI-driven digital tools evaluate ideas through large-scale live discussions or rolling, quant-style surveys. Both deliver personal, unbiased reactions to ideas and “wisdom of the crowd” perspective. AI-Powered Crowd Intelligence is a customized survey using crowd intelligence and Brado Creative Strategist expertise to create inspiring, quantifiable insights. AI-Assisted Live Chat is a dynamic live AI-assisted conversation with your target, facilitated by our Strategist, to generate rich qualitative feedback at scale.
Ethnographic Research (Mobile Ethnography)
When you need to dive deeper into the nuances of a customer’s life and experiences to understand what truly matters, Brado’s ethnographic research is the choice. Whether in person, online or mobile, our ethnographic work uncovers the unsaid details that drive decision-making. We approach this through several methodologies, including: In-Home Ethnography, Surf-Alongs, and Shop-Alongs.
To crack a complex, sensitive or future-facing challenge, you may need to recruit and engage participants non-traditionally. This is an incredibly flexible and unique Brado capability, as we can remove ourselves from the equation in research, ideate alongside “stretchy-brain customers” or even engage “culture creators.” Our proprietary approach includes: Co-Creation Sessions, Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) Empathy Sessions, and Culture Creator Dinners.
Brado’s workshops ensure all stakeholders hear it, get it and are excited by it – so they can align to act immediately! Our workshops are proven and come in several flavors – from Acceleration Workshops to create ownership in the business vision and activation, to Empathy Safari Sessions, where teams walk in patients’ or customers’ shoes to feel their challenges. They’re interactive and go beyond the research to help you get a consensus of priorities, opportunities, plans, roles and timelines.
Visual Strategy and Design
Yes, research reports have essential information to help you move forward. But if nobody reads them, what’s the point? Brado’s VS&D team is comprised of design rock stars who create customized illustrations, design frameworks, graphic language and more so findings become fantastic storytelling. The team also has expert capability to script and edit Encore videos – smart, engaging videos that can be socialized among your teams and leadership to summarize a big report in often less than 10 minutes.
Digital Center of Excellence
Brado’s DCoE is focused on researching, uncovering and testing pioneering digital capabilities in market research. These are Creative Strategists with extraordinary talent and passion for digital innovation, and they provide pioneering digital research methodologies to our research capabilities.
Behavioral Analysis Unit
Brado’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a certified trained team of clinical psychologists, sociologists, cognitive neuroscientists and journalists who offer our clients a proprietary perspective rarely found in traditional qualitative research: The motivation behind your customer’s behavior. It’s critical insight no brand can afford not to have.
Brand Activation translates insight into aligned action across multiple media, audiences and channels.
A strategic approach to brand development is essential to marketing, yes, but also to a company's overall business strategy. The strategic portion of Brado’s Activation engagement sets the framework for everything from corporate identity to product launch planning. Our leadership team is staffed with industry marketing, sales and business consulting experts from America’s top 25 universities and many major healthcare companies. We’ve worked closely with clients to define, launch and position hundreds of successful companies, markets, products and portfolios.
Brado’s proprietary Opportunity Launcher™ process has defined, developed and launched over 500 new medical brands. It’s helped clients individualize their own Brand Promise—with relevant emotional drivers, persuasive benefits, enduring attributes and individual tone and style. Our Opportunity Launcher process includes: brand strategy and definition, value proposition, positioning and messaging, naming, visual identity, campaign concepts and execution across a wide range of media and sales channels.
Brado’s executed integrated campaigns across a diverse range of web, mobile, tablet, video, animation and interactive exhibit projects. With dozens of national and international awards for websites, digital ad campaigns and tablet-based sales applications, we know the value of smart communication between marketing and sales, and focus on programmatic advertising, geotargeting/geofencing, social media campaigns, marketing automation and sales enablement platforms driven by analytics and engagement.
Sales Rep Success
We translate technical specifications into a talk track your team can deliver consistently, delivering real-world benefits to your customers. Brado can ensure your sales force is speaking your audience’s language – fluently. We create print and electronic sales materials, and training content, including disease states, procedural and technique overviews and competitive or objection handling to ensure sales rep success.
Multi-Channel Messaging and Delivery
We know consistency and frequency of message are critical to your successful marketing campaign. Brado’s multi-channel approach ensures our clients reach their audience at tradeshows and conferences (once we’re past Covid) via large-format signage and booth design, in industry journal publications and websites through print and rich-media advertising and on social media platforms.
Healthcare Professional Education
From product- and practice-benefit white papers to testimonial videos from key thought leaders, Brado creates training and educational tools for many healthcare professionals. We also create medical procedure “how-to” videos and technique guides to help equip physicians and staff who are performing procedures for the first time.
Patient care is critical to healthcare professionals – especially now. Most consumer marketing takes the form of patient education delivered by healthcare professionals in their offices, or, more likely now, via telehealth channels, and Brado has the experience and expertise to facilitate this essential connection.
In the Office
Brado can create and deliver patient brochures, educational videos, animations, front- and back-office posters, tablet applications and practice management kits to equip physicians with easy-access informative tools to drive patient education—tools which also convey our clients’ brand messages.
In the Community
B2B2C marketing efforts can be a tough needle to thread, but Brado’s developed marketing toolkits that can be effectively implemented at the local level. Tactically, we leverage print, digital, outdoor and radio to promote brands, increase practice awareness and drive patient interest.
Online and Mobile
We have deep experience in creating patient education websites, social media campaigns, search engine optimization and advertising and retargeting advertising, delivered to clients to propel brand awareness.
The Brado team has developed integrated direct-to-consumer (DTC) campaigns and initiatives using web, social media, television, print, outdoor, direct marketing and other channels and tactics. These campaigns deliver for our clients...and for us, with dozens of industry awards for creativity and effectiveness.
Business Transformation harnesses and directs insight and creativity to help companies build an internal culture they can self-power.
Product and Service Innovation
Jump™ New Concept Development
Brands struggle through the often lengthy and costly “fuzzy front end” of innovation, where ideas begin. JUMP™ was created to jump start the process. We retain the value but lose the waste (of time, money and resources). Using a tight group of creatively trained problem solvers to incubate ideas, Brado’s virtual, focused sessions generate a mass of quality ideas by keeping inspiration fast and fresh. Concepts are honed through optimization sessions and AI testing, so breakthrough ideas are transformed from maybe to must have.
Innovations require us to look everywhere for signals of change and possibility. Sometimes, it means literally trekking alongside your consumer where they eat, play, shop, socialize and commune. Think of it as a complete toolkit for your team to discover new avenues to grow your brand. Your team is at work throughout their Consumer Trek, participating alongside professional innovation experts, strategists and designers. We use Brado’s qualitative and market research expertise to curate an experience of learning, collaboration and spontaneous moments of discovery.
Packaging Experience Design
Brands have been challenged to create packaging to addresses customer needs while meeting manufacturing, cost and regulatory demands. Brado’s re-shaped the process using an insight-led approach. Changing the rules of packaging, our process drives creative development at any stage – from ideation and prototyping in the Brado Innovation Lab, to measuring appeal, brand equity and tactile elements. You’ll experience true consumer behavior to ensure your brand’s package is spot on before going to market.
Navigating market complexities requires collaborative community partnerships. Brado brings your internal stakeholders into underserved or hard-to-reach communities, where consumers live, work, play and heal. Why? To listen. To understand. To empathize. Which creates solutions people actually want. Our Community Immersion process provides an experiential framework to foster creativity, shape new ideas and consider and act on old, new and emerging needs.
Speed and agility shape the best ideas into solutions. Brado’s Innovation Sprints are powered by Design Thinking, nurturing only those ideas worth pursuing. We blend our teams of Brado subject matter experts with internal stakeholders to learn and create solutions, test with consumers in real-time, then iterate to refine. You’ll move from opportunity to solution in about a week.
A complete, mobile operation, the Brado Innovation Lab enables brands to literally create solutions. From designing a discrete pill package with pharmacists and a pop-up dispenser for dog treats to a prototype for a health tracking device and even a potato chip…the Innovation Lab is Design Thinking on wheels, giving teams license to experiment and explore possibilities where science, technology and education intersect with a brand. Easily transported to most locations, the Lab has been used by our clients as a prototyping suite, sales office, pop-up store, onsite research lab, ideation studio and training classroom.
Businesses need new sets of tools to anticipate future opportunities. From getting ahead of category disruptions to identifying whitespace prime for disruption, innovation success relies on defining what’s coming next. Brado’s Futures Landscape is a proprietary process which strategically mines signals that could forever change marketplace behavior – including customers, prospects, capabilities, partnerships, infrastructure and technology. We critically analyze and compare these signals against the “jobs” a customer is trying to do, to find your sweet spot for growth.
Organizations often seek out “best” practices to map their own transformation efforts. Instead, we go for insight – a deep, intimate understanding of what makes the organization tick – to lay the groundwork for sustainable business transformation. With Brado’s Transformation Canvas, we assess the operational capacity for change through the interaction of products, people and processes. This canvas gives us your unique fingerprint to unlock change broadly and sustainably.
Future Persona Development
Change takes a while before it’s seen in the marketplace. But now is when you need to know what your customer-of-the-future will think and feel, so you can build and be ready with solutions. So, who are they? That’s what Brado’s Future Persona Development will find out! By depicting your future customers’ personas in rich, resonant detail, you’ll be able to better connect with them – just as you are with current customer segments. Our agile process utilizes design thinking and behavioral analysis to define, model and validate these personas to unlock potential future behavior.
Amid rapid, incessant change, leaders are forced to transition and expand into new territories while sustaining their core business. Brado’s Growth Mapping applies a proven framework to simultaneously plan in three different time horizons. Often on the heels of our Disruption Landscape, we work with leaders to identify immediate priorities, near-term projections and far-term aspirations to counter disruption and secure new markets.
New Team Development
Sustaining innovation internally requires an organizational engine tuned to the needs of the customer and the business. We partner with fearless leaders who welcome fresh thinking and who want to ignite innovation and pursue growth avenues previously out of reach. Whether you are looking to limp or leap into internalizing innovation, Brado’s New Team Development provides the framework for teams of all shapes and sizes to flourish. We help launch formal innovation teams, startup and accelerator teams, and we design custom Innovation Labs and ad-hoc experiences to create an innovation ecosystem that is completely sustainable.