WHY BRASS TACKS COLLECTIVE?

We Are What We Create

We all know the adage, “you get what you pay for.” Heck, when it comes to advertising and marketing, industry behemoths pay millions to have A-List actors appear in studio-quality commercials or to trademark a shade of blue to reserve it from the rest of the world. There are agencies made just for those clients, but Brass Tacks Collective isn’t one of them.

We believe that all businesses deserve great work and the visibility in the market that comes with it, regardless of whether they have access to millions of dollars. We understand that start-ups, nonprofits, and local organizations all have high needs but low budgets. We strive to be the ones that see to it that their brands, materials, sites, and social presence can compete with the big leagues.

Through the collective, we offer almost any service. Here’s a sampling of what that looks like:

OUR SERVICES

Branding

When it comes to branding, we don’t just do logos. From strategy to voice and tone, guidelines to graphic kits, our team brings the full package.

Web & interactive

The development team is made up of experts in all things code. Call on them to build your website, app, ads, or event experiences. It’s what they do.

Design

We’re not just pixel-pushers at Brass Tacks. The designers here are well versed in traditional, environmental, and interactive graphic design.

Copywriting

Our writers are true craftsmen. Whether you need an entire website’s worth of copy or a little proof-reading done, they’re up for the challenge.

Photography

Our photographers can capture your team, your products, and your vision in-studio or on-location. Haven’t you been told you oughta be in pictures?

Video

Shooting, editing, motion graphics, the works! We bring your creative to life with professional-grade videos to set you leagues above the rest.

Brass Tacks Bulletin Board

The Creator Awards is an annual competition by our fantastic friends at WeWork. Brass Tacks was one of a handful of winners at the first ever Austin Regional competition in June, 2017, walking away with a cool $72,000. With that grant, we were able to purchase computers, make our first full-time hire, and pay workshop instructors to cover more expansive topics. Read all about it here!

We were so surprised and honored to see our story in D Magazine! Assuming the story was about WeWork, we expected the bulk of the interview would be edited to a simple paragraph. Instead, they beautifully captured what Brass Tacks is all about. Get the scoop here!

Keisha Whaley is the founder of Brass Tacks Collective, a hybrid ad agency in Dallas that offers a year-long, paid advertising apprenticeship delivering quality creative work for organizations with high needs and low budgets. The agency was built to open doors to the community, develop strong job candidates, and help support the growth of local initiatives. Read morehere!

One of our favorite things about Keisha is that she never intended to start her own business. An “accidental entrepreneur” as we like to call them here at Kelly CPA. Many great ideas are born out of frustration. If an issue doesn’t work itself out naturally, it’s only a matter of time before someone decides to DIY. Read on to hear how this problem solver is growing her one-of-a-kind agency. Read more here!

keisha whaley – founder, owner, and operator of brass tacks collective – talks about her journey from working with agencies, to quitting and freelancing, to starting her own teaching agency. her story is inspiring, her knowledge vast, and her drive unstoppable as she blazes a path none have taken before; running an agency that provides options for non-profits on tighter budgets while simultaneously giving apprentices instruction and real world experience. thanks for coming on the show keisha! Watch the interview here!

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