We build brands that stand the test of time.

Powerful brands make a lasting impression. They overcome obstacles. They create opportunities. Best of all, they help you see something in a new light.

At Sunup, that’s our aim. And we possess the big-picture ideas and the big-agency experience to help get you there.

Through our work, we’ve helped countless organizations steer strategy, craft campaigns and build brands that are competitively differentiated and category defining. When you partner with us, you’ll have access to our senior-level talent at every stage, from the first pitch to the final product, all for a greater value than most agencies can offer.

Interested? Let’s chat.

A Few of Our Branding & Creative Clients

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Sunup’s Leaders

Brendan Shea

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

A 20-year industry veteran, Brendan Shea began his career at Leo Burnett before establishing and leading several marketing departments throughout North America. Prior experience includes Walker Sands, where he built and grew the creative department; Strike Social, where he formed and oversaw the marketing department; Sprout Social, where he created the content department; and Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, where he established and led the internal/external communications department. Brendan holds a bachelor’s in journalism from Mizzou and a master’s in marketing from Loyola, where he has served as an adjunct professor for the past decade, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in brand marketing and communications.

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Drew Hower

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Prior to founding Sunup, Drew Hower established and led the branding and website division of Walker Sands, a B2B marketing firm. His creative leadership there included rebranding Hub Group, eMarketer/Insider Intelligence, NovoEd, Adlucent, ebbo, Autosoft and more. Drew was also responsible for the rebrand of Walker Sands itself, helping it become one of the fastest growing B2B marketing firms in North America. Before serving as an agency VP, Drew oversaw the creative department at Strike Social, named the No. 17 fastest growing company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine in 2017. He began his career at Blu Sky Creative, helping dozens of brands hone their identities while serving major health care clients. Drew holds a bachelor’s in design from Indiana University.

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Our Core Branding & Creative Services

Branding Services

Competitive brand analysis
Brand and product naming
Audience personas
Messaging frameworks
Mission, vision & values definition
Brand positioning
Brand and product/service hierarchy

Creative Services

Creative direction
Copywriting
Content marketing
Graphic design
Motion design & videos
Illustration
Creative campaigns

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Sunup built a polished and professional brand that’s perfect for our audience. They also had a clear plan of action, listened to us at every touch point and took a highly collaborative approach as a creative partner. I would recommend them to anyone.

Zach Smith

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, LimitFi

How can we elevate your brand?

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