ABOUT

Lifestyle marketing connects your brand to the lives of the people you serve.

When you work with good people doing good work in the world, it’s important to start with empathy for those you serve. In the words of Stephen Covey, “seek first to understand.” With that in mind, we strive to understand your unique challenges while establishing meaningful connections that help your brand bloom. People should feel good about doing business with you!

At The Pod, we LOVE credit unions, and we KNOW credit unions. We understand that you’re not just selling checking accounts and mortgages. You’re changing lives. That’s our secret sauce.

Our love doesn’t end there. Good people do all sorts of good work. From non-profits to small businesses our tried and true processes ensure we showcase your uniqueness while positioning your brand in front of those most likely to take action...

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ABOUT US

Lifestyle marketing connects your brand to the lives of the people you serve.

creative director pointing at building layout on computer screen

When you work with good people doing good work in the world, it’s important to start with empathy for those you serve. In the words of Stephen Covey, “seek first to understand.” With that in mind, we strive to understand your unique challenges while establishing meaningful connections that help your brand bloom. People should feel good about doing business with you!

At The Pod, we LOVE credit unions, and we KNOW credit unions. We understand that you’re not just selling checking accounts and mortgages. You’re changing lives. That’s our secret sauce.

Our love doesn’t end there. Good people do all sorts of good work. From non-profits to small businesses our tried and true processes ensure we showcase your uniqueness while positioning your brand in front of those most likely to take action...

WHO WE SERVE

credit unions

You’re all about people helping people.

You do things like open doors to new homes, get people moving in new cars, bring security to retirement, and save members money on fees. You’re bloomin’ awesome...

Non-profits

We know your work is a calling, so we want to get people calling you.

Whether it’s to learn about the services you offer or to make a donation to your cause, we know you’ll impact their lives the moment they interact with you.

Small businesses

You’re the backbone
of America.

You fight every day to survive against big budgets and even bigger egos. We can serve as an extension of your team, so you can keep your focus on your business, continue to employ our friends and family, support our economy, and serve your community with a smile.

WHO WE SERVE

credit unions

You’re all about people helping people.

You do things like open doors to new homes, get people moving in new cars, bring security to retirement, and save members money on fees. You’re bloomin’ awesome...

Non-profits

We know your work is a calling, so we want to get people calling you.

Whether it’s to learn about the services you offer or to make a donation to your cause, we know you’ll impact their lives the moment they interact with you.

Small businesses

You’re the backbone
of America.

You fight every day to survive against big budgets and even bigger egos. We can serve as an extension of your team, so you can keep your focus on your business, continue to employ our friends and family, support our economy, and serve your community with a smile.

Our Services

We work as an efficient unit, so you get the ultimate return on your investment. No matter what your company’s size is, you’ll enjoy the benefits of executive-level strategic thinking with a dose of childlike enthusiasm.
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Strategy

We’ll strategize ways to grow what matters to your organization and recommend how to most efficiently and effectively use your resources.
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Branding

We develop new brands that pay homage to the past with an eye to the future, giving a unique, organic voice to your messaging.
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Graphic Design

Bring your brand to life with custom up-to-date digital art and eye-catching animations.
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Web Development

Our experience-first approach uses a modern, streamlined, and responsive design that ensures a seamless and functional website for your brand.
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Studio Production

Our original videography, photography, voice acting, and full-length animations construct and support the narrative of your brand.

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Digital Marketing & Automation

Connect with your audience in the right place, at the right time, with relevant and timely messages that help you stand out in an overgrown digital landscape.

Meet the Peas

Our team is made up of marketing professionals with years of experience directly in credit unions and the creative industries, so you get a range of perspectives.
Kaley Gross
Client Experience Specialist
Nick Chiamardas
CXO
Samantha Strickland
CEO
Sergio Pinon
Creative Director
Kristin Bass-Petersen
VP of Media Production
Melissa Lidsky
Art Director
Casey Friel
Senior Graphic Designer
Rebeca Suarez
Graphic Design Intern
Lauri Hunter
CoLab Assistant Manager
Abigail Hunter
CoLab Assistant Manager
Shaakira White
Video Production Intern
Scooter
Chief Barketing Officer
Wes Strickland
Co-Owner / General Counsel
Mandi Broadfoot
Senior Copywriter - Emeritus
Samantha Strickland
CEO
Nick Chiamardas
CXO
Sergio Pinon
Creative Director
Kaley Gross
Client Experience Specialist
Kristin Bass-Petersen
VP of Media Production
Melissa Lidsky
Art Director
Casey Friel
Graphic Designer
Rebeca Suarez
Graphic Design Intern
Lauri Hunter
CoLab Assistant Manager
Abigail Hunter
CoLab Assistant Manager
Shaakira White
Video Production Intern
Scooter
Chief Barketing Officer
Wes Strickland
Co-Owner / General Counsel
Mandi Broadfoot
Senior Copywriter

Interested in an internship with The Pod?