“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
With a global network and access to resources, Frances works with business leaders to achieve their goals.
Areas of expertise include;
- Consumer Research
- New Market Expansion
- Expanding Sourcing / Manufacturing Capabilities
- Strategic Partnerships / Business Development
"Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love."
~ Louis Khan
Julia was on the design team for the following projects:
- University of Oregon - Football Facility (ZGF)
- One World Trade Center - Tower One (SOM)
“The creative act is not hanging on, but yielding to a new creative movement. Awe is what moves us forward.”
~ Joseph Campbell
Curious Beast creates demand, inﬂuence, social currency, and proﬁtability by crafting video-centric brand narratives supported by full-ﬂedged consumer experiences.
From content strategy to content distribution, copywriting to creative direction, Vine to Vimeo, social to stunt, a la carte or all of the above. It’s all in their quiver.
While others seem to be proclaiming media-neutral everything Curious Beast is focused on innovating one of the best storytelling mediums of our time: the moving image. They then use our proven expertise in integrated marketing, digital/social, experiential media, and branded entertainment to effectively engage participants through multiple touch points.
Visit - www.curiousbeast.tv
New business inquiries: Colin Brown
"If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got."
Batterii is a visual platform for enterprise collaboration. We provide a secure, branded space for your entire team to share inspiration, synthesize insights and generate ideas together. Batterii works with G2000 enterprises, global creative agencies and business partners to realize the power of collaboration. Please sign up for a Demo at www.batterii.com. We'd love to share it with you and your team.
Visit - www.batterii.com
New business inquiries: Chad Reynolds
"We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
~ T.S. Eliot
Frances works with founders / owners on thoughtfully achieving the next step of their personal and business journeys.
As a Partner at Portland's Meriwether Group, Butch Bannon (Frances's founder) played an integral role with the sale of KLIM to Polaris, Bike Gallery to a large national Trek retailer, a partial sale of Dave's Killer Bread to Goode Partners and the sale of yogitoes to Manduka.
- Established Brand (personal connection)
- Compelling Story
- Fanatical Consumer Base
- Significant Growth Opportunity
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
~ Wayne Gretzky
Frances Apps is focused on building simple, highly monetizable applications based on key insights.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain