Today on Pass the Secret Sauce, we invited brand development leader, Francisco Serrano who is currently Chief Speed Officer at 121, a graphic design and content studio powerhouse with offices in USA, EU and Mexico. Under his leadership 121 has created a disruptive branding model based on SPEED becoming the go-to day-to-day branding partner for many Fortune 500 companies. As a team believer and entrepreneur Francisco has built other companies evangelizing his passion for branding through collaboration with talent all over the world.
In this episode we discuss:
- Introduction to the episode [1:23]
- What was Francisco’s dinner table looked like [3:01]
- When did he start his own company [5:15]
- Francisco’s strategies to bring customers to his company [7:05]
- What is 121 and types of projects they work on [8:05]
- Big companies buying a small business in the branding niche [12:55]
- How long they work on their projects [15:20]
- Business should be obsessed to make the customer happy [17:50]
- How Francisco integrate technology with their business [18:30]
- Opening their 121 EU office in Amsterdam [20:30]
- The most impossible task they achieved [21:32]
- What is the creative process of 121 [22:43]
- Ideal companies for 121 [24:00]
- Ways to connect with 121 and Francisco [25:00]
- Focused on your customer. Be obsessed with making them happy. If you’re going towards the consumer, make sure you are providing what they are looking for.
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Check out other PTSS episodes
- Breaking Through Adversities with Laundromat Millionaire Dave Menz
- Developing a Personal Brand with Erik Cabral
- Increasing Brand Awareness through Strategic Marketing with Lori Sussle Bonanni
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