Skender

From website to something far bigger.

Shortly after starting a website for leading commercial builder, Skender, they let us in on a secret: they were restructuring their business, on a scale unprecedented in the firm’s 60-year history. Skender would become vertically integrated, seamlessly connecting its award-winning construction team with a newly acquired design studio and an advanced manufacturing offering. The model would break ground for the industry. The Skender brand needed to as well.

Our project promptly expanded. Pivot partnered with Skender executive and marketing teams to shape their new positioning strategy and brand to express it. A reimagined brand architecture confidently reduced “Skender Construction” to “Skender” and simplified the handling of service offerings. A modern recasting of the Skender “S” anchored the bold new corporate identity along with dramatic typography, color, and photography. A comprehensive brand relaunch followed—including, of course, that new website.

  • Positioning strategy
  • Corporate identity
  • Brand voice & messaging
  • Visual expression
  • Website
  • Video
  • Collateral
  • Advertising
  • Brand guidelines

Our rebranding required an extraordinary volume of work synchronized to a detailed launch plan. Pivot was the ideal strategic partner. The massive undertaking was a true collaboration and Pivot delivered a meticulous, clutch performance.

Todd Andrlik
Vice President, Marketing

Sterling Bay

Big moves in the City of Big Shoulders.

Since 1987, Sterling Bay has been behind some of the most groundbreaking developments in Chicago. Their ability to see real estate differently—whether a building or an entire neighborhood—long before others is what makes them different. Guided by this vision, Sterling Bay has amassed a portfolio of notable redevelopment projects, including the reimagination of Oprah’s former Harpo Studios into McDonald’s Chicago campus, and a cold storage warehouse into Google’s Midwest hub.

Pivot has been the strategic design partner for Sterling Bay for more than 10 years, helping brand the company and its many properties. We integrate seamlessly with Sterling Bay leadership, marketing, PR, and leasing teams across corporate initiatives, property campaigns, community efforts, and large-scale developments. Each project is unique, with results impossible to ignore—a bold approach befitting the most dynamic real estate developer in the nation.  

  • Corporate identity
  • Brand voice & messaging
  • Corporate website
  • Video
  • Property branding
  • Property websites
  • Philanthropy branding
  • Investor branding
  • Leasing collateral

Pivot is our go-to agency partner, responsible for our corporate brand and many of our high-profile developments. Our business is fast-moving and demanding, and we can’t say enough about the value Pivot continually delivers for us.

Andy Gloor
Chief Executive Officer

Wipfli

Big accounting gets personal.

Wipfli is a top 20 accounting and consulting firm, with more than 60,000 mid-market clients in 25 industries, and over 2,000 associates across 51 offices in the U.S. and India. New opportunities—fueled by increasing market demand, mergers and acquisitions, and digital transformation—called for a new brand to define and unify the growing Wipfli offering. 

Pivot helped Wipfli reposition its brand and align its portfolio of industries and services under an umbrella strategy, narrative, and visual expression. A series of discovery workshops illuminated the opportunity to anchor the brand strategy around the spirit of Wipfli people–their relentless curiosity, the relationships they develop, and their drive for results. This focus inspired the Wipfli anthem, We the Curious.

  • Positioning strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Corporate identity
  • Brand voice & messaging
  • Visual expression
  • Employer branding
  • Website
  • Sales collateral
  • Brand guidelines

Pivot brings a sincere desire to establish a partnership with us and help in our success. They bring high-quality work, creativity, and out-of-the-box strategic thinking. The Pivot team has really engaged us in the process and truly are an extension of our team.

Brian Blaha
Growth Partner