How We’ll Work with You
At The Hired Pens, the “product” we offer is our creative effort. And though we’re fast, the creative process still takes time — kind of like acquiring a taste for opera.
First, we scour your website and collateral to learn about your organization’s brand, products/services, key players, history and competition.
Next we give you the Barbara Walters treatment: What are the communication goals of this piece? Who’s the target audience? What features and benefits should we stress? What’s the call to action? If you were a tree, what kind of a tree would you be? And so on. Once we’re done, you’re a withering shell of your former self. But we’ve gotten what we need …
Before we start writing, we complete a creative brief. This document summarizes all the key points we learned during our research and interviews, ensuring everyone is on the same page.
Now we crawl back into the hole whence we came and get to work. This is where it can get ugly. Hours of brainstorming. More hours yet of writing, editing and rewriting. Rolled-up pieces of paper angrily tossed aside. Until finally … a first draft worthy of your consideration.
This is your chance to play editor. You tell us what you think, and we incorporate your thoughts into the next draft. Usually we need no more than three drafts to make our clients happy.
We send you an invoice. You send us a check, satisfied that the work we delivered was worth well more than $150.