What We Do

We’ve been in business since 1986, offering consulting and creative services for marketing communications. We do effective, award-winning work and we charge about half what traditional agencies charge.

Doug Wilhide has over 25 years experience as a Minneapolis-based copywriter and marketing communications consultant. He teaches in the Graduate School of Business at the University of St. Thomas and holds a B.A, M.A. and Ph.D(abd) in English. He has won awards locally and nationally in advertising and direct marketing, including the Sawyer award for best business ad of the year, Nine awards from the Midwest Direct Marketing Association and the Business Excellence award for innovation and creativity in teaching from St. Thomas.

Direct Mail
We help concept the program or package, guide the design, write the copy and manage the production. We also consult on lists, database management, back end follow-up, etc. We are probably the top independent DM creative resource in this area.

We’ve won dozens of awards, nationally and locally for business-to-business advertising. We have expertise in healthcare, education, enterprise software, human resources, financial services, manufacturing, social services and other areas. We provide campaign planning, copywriting and art direction services.

We provide half-day training sessions for small groups on various subjects related to getting better creative work for advertising and marketing communications. Training is based on material used in graduate classes at the University of St. Thomas and can be tailored to the needs of the group.

Project management
When work loads get too heavy, we can provide project management services. We work either from client offices or from our own. We’ve helped manage special events, seminar programs, project and campaign production. On occasion we’ve even served as a marketing department on a short term basis for clients. Fees are usually negotiable for the job.

We can help. We’re more flexible than most agencies, we’re as good or better, and we’re cheaper.
Contact us: wilhide@skypoint.com

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