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Baltimore Marketing Firm With an Eye on Your ROI

Baltimore is saturated with talented graphic designers. Local universities churn out a new batch every year so finding someone to design you a logo, brochure or website isn’t hard at all. However, finding someone who takes the time to get to know you, your customers, your business goals, your sales process and can then take that information and turn it into something that not only looks good, but provides a return on your investment (ROI Marketing) of time and money? Now that’s hard!

Likewise there are gobs of people touting a marketing degree, many of whom have extensive experience. As skilled as they are in qualitative and quantitative research as well as written and verbal communication, most lack the visual communication skills to actually create the marketing materials your business or organization needs.

So where does that leave you?
Welcome to Incite Creative, Inc. Thought. Provoking Design.

Your Search for ROI Marketing Just Got Easier

Just as our name and tagline implies, there’s much more to our company than a great looking design portfolio. Our strategic process enables our clients to get the most return from their marketing dollars. By establishing benchmarks and a budget from the beginning, we are better equipped to devise a marketing strategy that will create opportunities for increased brand awareness, sales and profit.

From a 2-Bedroom Apartment to 2,000 Square Feet of Loft Space to the Cloud

From the very beginning we envisioned Incite Creative, Inc. as something more strategic than a typical graphic design firm, but provide more hands-on creative than the usual marketing firm. Having experienced the advertising agency world, we didn’t want our team to work in such silos (account executives, creative directors, designers, production, etc.) either. We wanted collaboration –– internally and with our clients and their customers.

Having come from in-house, academic and corporate entities, we wanted to maintain the organization and structure to which we had grown accustomed, but incorporate a process that our small to middle-market businesses and organizations could benefit from, and afford.

After determining all the things we didn’t want to be, we set out on our journey to become something special. We started out small, working from a third floor apartment in Bolton Hill. Two people, one dog, one phone/fax line, one computer and a QuickBooks manual was all we needed. As the workload began to increase, our space got smaller and we determined the need for more than a manual could provide, we moved to our first real office and hired our first employee –– a bookkeeper.

Less than two months in the apartment, we had enough funds to rent a third floor office space in Charles Village. We painted, bought furniture, got new computers and printers. We were so excited to see our dream realized.

As the years went on they were not without obstacles. Like many small businesses, the effects of 9/11 and the economy created some hurdles, but none that we couldn’t overcome. Our business model, tenacity and solid relationships have enabled us to prevail while many of our industry peers have struggled.

As we continued to grow, we moved onward and upward to Station North, just across from Penn Station. The increased square footage, and accessibility to DC, Philadelphia and New York enhanced our geographic reach and brand recognition. Now in our second decade of business, we have taken our services, which now include outsourced Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) services, to the cloud. Although we now maintain a Cockeysville, Maryland based headquarters, we reduced our overhead and now primarily meet with client teams on their own turf, helping them maximize their time and our efficiency.

Click here to read more about how our marketing process can increase your return on investment.

Industry Awards & Honors

Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, May 2010
The Daily Record acknowledges women who have contributed to their community and profession.

VIPs Under Age 40, The Daily Record, July 2010
The Daily Record acknowledges young professionals contributing to their profession and community who are age 40 or under.

Induction into Network 2000, 2008
Network 2000 is an organization whose mission is to promote the advancement of women in professional and executive positions via mentoring and corporate board recommendations.

ADDY Award, Advertising Association of Baltimore, 2006
Awarded for JDL Electric Co. Stationery Package

American Graphic Design Award of Excellence, Graphic Design, USA, 2005
Award for excellence in communication and graphic design for Autism Society of Johnson County, Kansas fundraising materials, "A Night of Jazz. A Night of Hope."

American Graphic Design Award of Excellence, Graphic Design, USA, 2005
Award for excellence in communication and graphic design for Calvert Investments, "Women's Principles" sales kit.

Art Directors Award of Excellence, Art Director's Club of Metropolitan Washington, 2005
Awarded for gift wrap design for Rainbow Lithography of Maryland and AIGA's "Pulp, Ink & Hops" event.

Marketing Campaign of the Year, Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs, 2005
The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run.

Community Involvement Program of the Year, Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs, 2004
The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run.

Citation of Excellence Award, Advertising Association of Baltimore, 2003
Awarded for the concept and design of The University of Maryland School of Law's development campaign entitled, "Hard at Work".

Award of Excellence, Mohawk, 2002
Awarded for our creative use of Mohawk paper to design and produce the Sports Her Way "Teamwork" field hockey catalog.

Citation of Excellence Award, Advertising Association of Baltimore. 2002
Awarded for our design of the Sports Her Way lacrosse catalog entitled, "Confidence".

Circle of Excellence Bronze Medal, Council for Advancement & Support of Education, 1996
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Alumni Relations and Communications Programs Visual Design in Print for Johns Hopkins School of Public Health: “Threats to the New World Order” brochure and event invitation.

Excellence Award, University & College Designers Association, 1996
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Awarded for the writing and design of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health: “Public Health Magazine”.

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