Branding & Design

Your brand is your persona, so it’s worth investing in good design. Whether you’re looking for a new brand, a re-brand or a freshening of your current brand, our team will design a strong identity that is easy for your target market to identify and recall.
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Website Design & Development

Welcome your online customers with a user-friendly experience, while spotlighting your brand and business personality, creatively and effectively.
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Integrated Marketing

We function as your in-house marketing partner, helping you strategically plan, implement and drive results. Our decades of marketing and public relations experience enhance our ability to generate relevant content, earn coverage and integrate digital strategy into your marketing.
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PR & Media

CEL has successfully created, prepared, launched and implemented public relations campaigns across the country. We help you connect with your target market, capture their attention, and speak to them with creative clear, authentic, and consistent messages that prompt action.
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School Services

As a trusted advocate and advisor for schools, we help bridge the gaps between communications and technology, engage community in brand building, and provide strategic counsel to further your mission and objectives.
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CEL’s clients have trusted us as their marketing, public relations and design partner for more than 30 years — helping them strategically plan, implement, and ultimately grow their school, event or business using effective and lasting integrated marketing and communications strategies. No matter what your goal is, we help make it happen when we sign on with you. Telling your story and getting your message to your marketplace in a creative, effective, and lasting way is our business – ensuring a positive return on your investment.

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  • Thanks to CEL, our organization is seeing tremendous growth in community engagement and overall awareness.

    In addition to our rebrand and name change, CEL helped with the design and launch of a very robust website that is state of the art, mobile friendly but most importantly the gateway for all of our content. SEO has been maximized and finding important community content has never been easier.

    -Mike Johnson, Executive Director & General Manager – CCX Media
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  • Thank you for being such great partners!

    Thank you for all the support over the last year! What great accomplishments GTG was able to achieve with your help: business plan, curriculum, grief case and videos. Your belief in the program and ongoing support make a difference. Thank you for being such great partners!

    – Nicole Barnes, Program Manager – Park Nicollet Foundation, Growing Through Grief

  • CEL has provided us with the tools and support to crystallize our brand and value. It is more than just marketing.

    They (CEL) helped us refine and re-define who we are and why we do what we do. Their listening, creativity and deliverables kept us thriving in tough economic times for our industry.

    – Sarah Kaelberer, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, President – Business & Estate Advisers, Inc.

  • I’ve hired CEL to promote my events since 1999…There is no better company.

    Together, we re-positioned the Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis and took the Saint Louis Art Fair to a new level of success with local and national media coverage. In addition to drawing a crowd, the media focus they place on individual artists has helped attract high-level professional artists and qualified buyers. Always prepared, CEL’s crisis communications are extraordinaire.

    – Cindy Lerick, Former Executive Director of Uptown Association, Mpls and Former Executive Director of Cultural Festivals Saint Louis, MO.


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