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Marketing and communications are hyper-personal, and getting people to truly engage means addressing their specific needs and interests.

We work with more than 100 clients in dozens of industries, finding the best ways to connect them with the individuals who need their brand or service most.

At Fahlgren Mortine, our diverse experience has led to a collaborative approach designed to create solutions that entertain, educate and connect with a wide range of audiences. Our work turns skeptics into believers and consumers into loyal customers.

Case Studies

Materion Corporation

Brand Strategy and Integrated Campaign

Brush Engineered Materials, a 70-year-old New York Stock Exchange-traded company, adopted the new name Materion in 2011.

The opportunity

Through acquisitions and internal initiatives, Brush had transformed itself over the previous decade from a specialty metals business into a provider of advanced materials solutions. While the Brush name had value with its legacy businesses, the acquired companies had continued to operate under their own names, so the Brush brand had no resonance for them or their customers.

The solution

The decision was made to unify all of the businesses under a new master brand, Materion. We developed a comprehensive launch plan that included an audit of existing brands as we developed a unified brand platform. We created a full set of new sales collateral, including multiple language and digital versions, plus training presentation and tools for sales, marketing and customer-service teams, and a new corporate video and annual report. We also leveraged the newly unified brand for national and local media publicity.

The results

Materion's CEO was featured on the cover of Industry Week, and stories appeared in the Wall Street Journal and dozens of other media outlets. A brand awareness study conducted after nine months showed that the new Materion brand had awareness levels on par with predecessor brands. Plus, the ad campaign produced 18.4 million impressions, more than 26,000 click-through visits to, and more than 600 known sales leads. The program won a national PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence in the Integrated Campaign category.