Citizens Alliance Bank - The Wendt Agency

Citizens alliance bank

awareness campaign

Citizens Alliance Bank has been operating in Montana for over 20 years, but had never done any formal advertising. They came to Wendt with the goal of establishing their brand voice to communicate their presence in alignment with the opening of a new bank building in their largest Montana market. We worked with them to define creative messaging goals such as communicating the bank’s locality, integration into their different communities, and sleek, yet friendly Montana attitude. Since the outreach effort was the first, we felt it was a great opportunity to properly introduce the bank. The creative campaign developed was all about communicating their longevity in the community, while still feeling fresh and modern.

CAMPAIGN INCLUDED

BRAND AWARENESS    NATIVE CONTENT

BANNER ADS   OUTDOOR BOARDS

DIGITAL ADS    SOCIAL MEDIA    PRINT

awareness campaign

Citizens Alliance Bank has been operating in Montana for over 20 years, but had never done any formal advertising. They came to Wendt with the goal of establishing their brand voice to communicate their presence in alignment with the opening of a new bank building in their largest Montana market. We worked with them to define creative messaging goals such as communicating the bank’s locality, integration into their different communities, and sleek, yet friendly Montana attitude. Since the outreach effort was the first, we felt it was a great opportunity to properly introduce the bank. The creative campaign developed was all about communicating their longevity in the community, while still feeling fresh and modern.

CAMPAIGN INCLUDED

BRAND AWARENESS    NATIVE CONTENT    BANNER ADS  

OUTDOOR BOARDS    DIGITAL ADS    SOCIAL MEDIA    PRINT

  • BRAND AWARENESS
  • NATIVE CONTENT
  • BANNER ADS  
  • OUTDOOR BOARDS
  • DIGITAL ADS
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • PRINT

photography

Digital Ads

Print Ad

Print Ad

outdoor boards

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A hiker, a skier, a mother, a wife, a friend, and an optimist, Jennifer cherishes spending her spare time with her husband, Johnathan, and their two children, Cormac and Maggie. 

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SENIOR DIGITAL DESIGNER

SHAREHOLDER

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  • Creates purposeful marketing that drives engagement and effectiveness.

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Sheena Annala

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Meghan Shaulis

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  • Innovative creator with a great eye for producing compelling visual messaging.

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