• Armistead Arnold Pollard LLC | Land Innovations LLC

  • Vivon | Brookstone

  • Marty Stuart

At Cronin Creative, we leverage the power of great design and strategically targeted branding to break through the din and deliver clarity to the lives of our clients, their companies and their customers. We are designers, writers, creatives, and very good listeners. We are a company on a mission. Cronin Creative. Clarity By Design™.

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Driving Home The Less-Is-More Lesson

Like most Nashville drivers, I spend a lot of time these days crawling along in the city’s increasingly crazy traffic, longing for some clear, open road. Stopped dead in a recent rush hour, I was struck by the number of ads for lawyers all around me. Splashed across billboards and plastered on the sides of passing city buses, they’re everywhere.

I did a bit of homework on attorney advertising, and quickly found out that before 1977, a lawyer publicly soliciting services was considered by the American Bar Association to be below the dignity of the profession, and it was pretty much illegal across the country. A Supreme Court decision back in ‘77 changed all that, and the floodgates opened for attorney advertising.

While advertising is used across a wide range of specialties, the most common ads are those from what are known as “tort” lawyers – things like personal injury and medical malpractice. Frankly, in both design quality and tone of messaging, the vast majority of these ads don’t do a lot to dispel the “ambulance chaser” stereotype.

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Look Before You Leap

Whenever a new or existing client comes to us wanting to redesign their company’s logo, we always stop and ask a few very pertinent questions. First of all, why are you considering altering your logo? What motivated you to make this change? And finally and most importantly, are you subconsciously blaming your logo for deeper, less visible defects within your company?

Like the car lover who buys a vintage Mustang and immediately heads to the body shop for that candy apple red paint job without ever checking under the hood, you may be making cosmetic changes while ignoring problems that are festering just beneath the surface.

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  • Armistead Arnold Pollard

    “With everything we’ve worked on together, there is a signature, definable Cronin Creative look, and I really identify with it. I consider them a part of the team.” – Shannon Pollard, Partner, Armistead Arnold Pollard Real Estate Services, LLC

  • SESAC

    “We lean on Cronin Creative to step up quickly. Because they truly understand SESAC, they’re able to turn the work around in a very timely manner. That’s huge for us.” – Ellen Truley, Vice President, Corporate Communications, SESAC, Inc.

  • Discipleship Ministries

    “No matter what the assignment might be, whether it’s a last-minute thing or a higher-end project, Cronin Creative meets the deadline and brings an uncommon freshness and energy to the task.” – Steve Horswill-Johnson, Executive Director of Communications & Brand Strategy, Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church

  • Marty Stuart

    “When it was time to do our television show, Karen Cronin and I had already done a lot of CD packaging and books and side projects together, so I knew that the set for the TV show was just a matter of turning the wheel in yet one more direction. We had one conversation, and I knew Cronin Creative had it covered. I’m spoiled.” – Marty Stuart

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We collaborate with the best and brightest to provide our clients with true brand clarity through exceptional design.

  • BRANDING + IDENTITY
  • COLLATERAL
  • CONTENT CREATION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS
  • INTERACTIVE/WEB DESIGN
  • PACKAGING
  • POWERPOINT
  • MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

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