Where Brands Go To Shine
Solstice Advertising is a full service agency, with one ultimate goal: make your brand shine. Whether you need creative solutions, engaging copy and creative design, a targeted multimedia campaign or Web assistance, we’re ready to hit the ground running. We’re not your regular run-of-the-mill agency though, we are a subsidiary of one of Alaska’s largest companies, Calista Corporation. This gives us unique insight into the vast array of audiences that make up our great state. This isn’t a pick any two out of three deal. With us, you’ll get flexibility, fresh ideas and goal-driven campaigns all wrapped into one.
Solstice Advertising is a full service agency, with one ultimate goal: make your brand shine. We’re not your regular run-of-the-mill agency though; we are a subsidiary of one of Alaska’s largest companies, Calista Corporation. This gives us unique insight into the vast array of audiences that make up our great state.
Our three unique specialties have us game for any curve ball you throw our way:
● Communicating with rural audiences
● Repositioning and strengthening established brands
● Providing government organizations strategic messaging
See for yourself why some of Alaska’s top companies and organizations trust us with their brands.
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From fish in streams, to planes in the air, you name it, and we’ve probably made a campaign for it. Click on the categories below to see the wide spectrum of work we’ve provided for an array of commercial, non-profit, resource development and government clients.
Click on the categories below to see the wide spectrum of work we’ve provided for an array of commercial, non-profit, resource development and government clients
- Bilista Hold Company
- The Salmon Project
- Denali OB GYN
- Anchorage Native Tribal Health Consortium
- Alaska Artisanal
- Alaska Growth Capital
- Rasmuson Foundation
- Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Covenant House
- Earth Economics
- Alaska Federation of Natives
- Credit Union 1
- Suicide Postvention
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- United Way
- Alaska AHEC
- Pt Capital
- Advanced Pain Center Alaska
- Visit Anchorage
- Summit Spice & Tea Company
- Prince William Sound Community College
- Cook Inlet Housing Authority
- R&M Consultants, Inc.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Anchorage Economic Development Corporation
- NovaCopper Inc.
- Advanced Physical Therapy
- Department of Environmental Conservation
- Alaska Public Telecommunications Inc.
- Alaska Tribal Health System
- Alaska Grown
- People Mover
- Veterans Affairs
- Northern Air Cargo
- Alaska Energy Authority
- United States Forest Service
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Cook Inlet Tribal Council
- Calista Corporation
- Donlin Gold, LLC
- Girl Scouts of Alaska
- American Cancer Society
As one of Alaska’s fastest growing industries, it’s important to have messaging that is adaptable, distinctive and reaches the desirable audience. From providing targeted health care communications for rural and Native audiences, to helping industry related businesses stand out among the competition, Solstice is ready.
As a subsidiary of Calista Corporation, the second largest Alaska Regional Native Corporation, Solstice understands Alaska Native organizations and their mission to serve communities and preserve culture. When it comes to reaching this audience, how you say it is just as important as what you say. Solstice Advertising is Alaska’s leading agency for communicating with the Alaska Native audience.
Alaska is rich in resources, from the kind you have to dig out of the ground to its fish-filled streams and roaming wildlife. Alaskans value these resources in a variety of ways and Solstice Advertising has partnered with many organizations involved in the responsible development of our state.
Nonprofits are the glue of our communities, bringing many causes and important values to light. From fundraising challenges to forming meaningful community engagement, it can be difficult for many nonprofits to communicate their value and expand their reach. Solstice is the best at helping nonprofits create a communications strategy with effective deliverables on a tight budget and schedule.
Do you know how people feel about your brand? Are you using that knowledge to direct your communications strategy? Luckily, Solstice has a large and ever growing toolbox to help your brand stand out among the competition, providing results and a return on investment. From building a brand, to developing a communications plan and functional website, Solstice can help any business – new or expanding – achieve its marketing goals.
As a developing state, Alaska is dependent on its commercial sector to provide the goods and services for our expanding economy and infrastructure. Commercial businesses can be very competitive in the Last Frontier, which is why it’s important your brand stands out.
Solstice is ready to provide strategic insight and help you see around the corner in the marketplace.
This or That
One of the most enjoyable parts of our job is to create multiple design options the client gets to choose from for their project. Not all of them can be picked, and our designers can make it really tough with their amazing skills. Take a brain break, enjoy some great design and choose the version you would pick if you were the client.
Not all design options can be picked, and our artists can make it really tough with their amazing skills. Take a brain break, enjoy some great design and choose the version you would pick if you were the client.
Choose the CreativeNext
After reviewing a client’s specific needs and challenges, we assemble a team with the most appropriate industry experience and the skills best suited for the particular project. This team is involved with the project from start to finish, ensuring that each member shares an intimate understanding of the client’s business objectives and challenges.
What does all that mean for you? You’ve got an awesome team focused on your marketing and advertising needs.
After reviewing a client’s specific needs and challenges, we assemble a team with the most appropriate industry experience best suited for the particular project. The team works with you from start to finish to ensure an intimate understanding of the client’s business objectives and challenges.
What does all that mean for you? You’ve got an awesome team focused on your marketing and advertising needs.
- Traditional & Social Marketing
- Branding & Brand Management
- Graphic Design
- Public Relations
- Media Strategy
- Web Development
- Video & Media Production
- Market Analysis & Research
- Integrated Communications
- Unicorn Wrangling
- Mobile Development
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Brad Fleming Art Director
Ideas that work
Brad was raised in the advertising world, starting at his father’s agency in high school. His print, broadcast and digital work has been recognized in national and international awards shows and publications. More importantly, his creativity has successfully launched new products that far exceeded sales expectations. (That’s what really gets him excited.)
One of Brad’s favorite advertising quotes is from George Lois and reads: “Creativity can solve almost any problem — the creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.”
Elyse Delaney Copywriter
Elyse is an advertising hybrid, bringing a broad range of experience from different disciplines to the Solstice table: account manager, social media coordinator and blogger, just to name a few. This Vandal (as in, U of Idaho grad) is obsessive about merging creative ideas, solid strategy and grammatically flawless copy into effective communications for her clients. When she’s not exercising her versatile ad skills, Elyse spends time jogging with her favorite running companion – Molly, a nine-month-old Husky.
Laura Spano Client Insights
Shake It Up
Laura is someone you want around in an emergency: with nearly three years working at the American Red Cross, she has multiple certificates in disaster response operations. She brings not only her quick reflexes and thinking to Solstice, but also her background as both a designer and a marketing strategist. She is able to efficiently and effectively listen to your ideas – and then, with her team, add to them. She has been actively involved for years with the marketing and communications community in Anchorage, mixing her nonprofit expertise with the world of advertisers, marketers, designers and businesses of all scopes.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington State University.
Niki Engstrom Art Director
Niki has a love for typography and studied it the way a helioseismologist studies the sun. As a freelancer, she even designed custom stationary for others to put their handwritten type on. But her design experience goes beyond making words look pretty: Her career began when she was a Golden Gopher (that’s the University of Minnesota’s mascot), where she was employed at The Minnesota Daily as the creative and production advertising manager. There, she led her creative team to win six national CNBAM awards, including the Best in Category for Digital Rate Card/Media Kit. Niki also served as the vice president of UMN’s AIGA student chapter.
With both her years of agency and freelance experience, Niki brings a love of creativity and crisp design to the Solstice Advertising team.
Betty Brownson Web Developer
Recipe for Success
Betty approaches her discipline with the goal of designing beauty and function. As a former business owner, she brings an entrepreneurial spirit to every project. A mother of two, this lifelong Alaskan leads an adventurous life outside of work as well. Betty can be found flying small planes, building log cabins, hunting, fishing and, on occasions, making dresses. She does admit to one shortcoming… never successfully keeping a potted plant alive. We’re certain she’ll master the horticulture thing eventually.
Robert Manley Copywriter
Robert loves advertising, when it’s done well. He still gets excited by the potential in every new project. He believes that every communication should be unexpected, relevant and compelling. Robert has practiced his craft at a range of international agencies (TBWA, Ogilvy & Mather, et al) in a variety of locations (Dallas, Detroit, Sofia, Bulgaria) for a distinguished list of clients (Cadillac, Nissan, Absolut Vodka). Robert’s favorite advertising quote is from Lee Clow: “Make it smart. Make it beautiful. Make it fun.”
Elizabeth O'Toole Media Relations & Accounting Tech.
Your Favorite Bill Collector
Not everyone is born with a phone voice, but Elizabeth is a natural when it comes to providing great customer service for all of Solstice’s clients. From managing billing to launching multi-tiered multi-channeled media buys, Elizabeth is always on top of it. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a focus on accounting and is truly a 10-key number crunching extraordinaire.
Michelle LeKites Client Insights
Listening + Strategy = Michelle
Michelle is like a client communications therapist; she wants to know everything about your brand and all of its problems. She then becomes the messenger and shares the information with her team to bring the client solid solutions. She consistently keeps track of the production schedule and makes sure everything is on time and on budget. Her years of volunteer experience for many nonprofits combined with running her own businesses give her the perfect balance between being human and understanding the bottom line. Michelle is the kind of tactical manager you’ll want to go to bat for your brand.
Lincoln Garrick President
Why He’s the Boss
Lincoln is the kind of company leader who’s the first one in and the last one out. He also comes up with creative ideas and strategy that leave you saying, “Now why didn’t I think of that?” With his years of experience in advertising for a vast array of businesses and organizations, Lincoln knows how to help any client achieve their communication goals under any kind of timeline and budget. He is always able to get to the heart of what a client is trying to convey to their audience and supports the Solstice Advertising team in turning solid ideas into tangible results.
We are also involved members of the marketing community, and you can find our team out and about at AMA, PRSA, AIGA meetings and local events.
To put it simply, we’re a team so bright, you’re gonna’ need shades.
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