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We are Bugle, a full service creative agency assembled in Washington, DC. Our calling is simple: to create and promote experiences that inspire, challenge, and make belief.®
To do that, we partner with people like you to solve business problems, creatively. We believe trust and collaboration inspires the freedom to create experiences that drive real, measurable value. At times that means our award-winning team of storytellers and strategists, designers, producers, and marketers may answer questions you didn’t think to ask. That’s okay. Because as partners, we can craft stories, campaigns, and experiences that position you to capture new market spaces, and make belief. Together.
—The Bugle Creatives
Buglers set the expectation for great work. We’re an awards-winning team of strategists, storytellers, designers, and producers who partner with brands on creative projects of every size and shape.
Joseph Smallwood | Owner & Chief Creative Officer
Toby Ulm | Copy Chief
Shawn Moriarty | Director of Design
Polly Emery | Director of Engagement
Alex Haederle | Strategy & Production
Ella Fitz | Director of Wellness
Our clients know we’ve got their business covered like it was our own. Because it is. Through our proven process, our diverse experiences and perspectives, and our quality and excellence, we make things that bring their vision to life, from concept to belief.
Research leads to discovery. Discovery generates ideas. Ideas provoke discussion. Discussion crystallizes insights. Insights inspire the freedom the freedom to create.
Our team fizzes with big ideas. A lot of them. We capture, refine, and align them into signals that consistently convey meaning through a compelling strategy and expressive visual and verbal vocabulary.
We apply our trades as designers, writers, producers, artists, and technologists to craft elegant and enduring brand experiences that resonate with real people.
We savor the rush we feel when our work comes to life. But strong brands evolve. We help clients manage the performance of their brand, content, and marketing activities over time, to identify those with the most impact and refine others as necessary.
Because we both know that experience matters.
Research and audits
Print and publications
Animation and motion graphics
Web, mobile and interactive
Research and psychographics
Marketing strategy and optimization
SEO and SEM
Social media and audits
Advertising and media planning
Storyboarding and scripting
Pre-production and casting
Sound design and mixing
Color and finishing
Surveys, focus groups, and workshops
Strategy and community building
Event planning and production
Exhibitions and tradeshows
Creating powerful brand and marketing experiences for startups, companies, and organizations is what we do. Check out some of our recent assemblies and imagine what Bugle could do for you.
Proud to be a Maker
The Made in DC Program, established in 2016, is powered by the Department of Small and Local Business Development and promotes the intellectual and creative genius of DC’s local maker community. As a small business founded and operating in the heart of DC, Bugle is proud to share our resources and experiences with the many other local businesses who are making our District unique.