If you want to launch, rebrand, or grow your business, then you need advertising and marketing strategies that don’t stink. Contact us today so we can bring fresh ideas to your advertising, marketing, and promotional efforts!
We help companies achieve their business goals. Need to increase awareness of a new product or service? Got it. Need an engaging, responsive website that looks good on computers, pads, phones and makes your company look like an industry leader? Done that.
For over 30 years we’ve helped companies create advertising, marketing, and promotional tools that engage prospects, build brands, and increase sales. Got any business goals you need help with? Contact us today and we’ll help you surpass them!
Some design firms focus on specific industries. Not Big Behr. Over the last thirty years, we’ve kept things fresh by working with clients in a wide variety of industries: manufacturing, financial, technology, medical, data services, electrical, funeral home, insurance, higher education, mechanical, construction, telephony, plumbing, healthcare, communities, realty, marketing, dentistry, software, foundations, recreational, toys, computers, transportation, restaurant, brewery, translation—and many more. It keeps us on our toes, but that doesn’t mean we jump from client to client. In fact, many of our clients have been with us for decades.
Current and former clients include: Aegon, Alliant Energy, Berthel Fisher, Brecke Mechanical Contractors, Cedar Brewing Company, Cedar Memorial, Control Concepts USA, Cornell College, CRST, Irontite, Kenwood Records, Lindale Mall, Mercy Medical Center, Mooney Custom Homes, OmniLingua, RUD Chain, Strategic Financial Solutions, Tektivity, TeleCapital, Torus Technologies, The University of Iowa, Utah State University, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell.
Owner, founder—and as of 2016—a freelance designer happily working out of a condo by Hunter’s Ridge golf course in Marion, Iowa.
After interning at WarrenAnderson Advertising in Davenport, Iowa, Randy graduated from Iowa State University in 1985 with BA in Graphic Design. He was a designer at AdTwo Advertising and Stamats Communications before moving to Parsons Technology, where he worked for five years. As creative director, he managed a 10-person creative team, overseeing copywriting, design and production of national direct mail campaigns, catalogs, product packaging, retail displays, magazine advertising, newspaper ads, and television commercials for multiple products and divisions. In 1994, Bob Parsons sold Parsons Technology to Intuit for $64 million before founding GoDaddy. (Bob Parsons is now worth $2.5 billion dollars!)
Randy founded his design firm in 1994. For twenty-one years, his office was located in the historic First National Bank building in uptown Marion, Iowa, across from Marion Square Park and one short block from Zoey’s Pizzeria. After his business partner of 18 years left in 2016, Randy moved Big Behr to a condo by Hunter’s Ridge golf course.
Randy’s work has garnered numerous awards from the American Advertising Federation: Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, including several “Best of Show” awards and “Best of Category” awards for magazine advertising, outdoor advertising, and direct marketing.
“Big Behr has always been great to work with. They helped us through our startup phase and continue to help us present a consistent and professional image. We appreciate the process and discipline they bring to the projects we work on together. We are always confident in the results produced and appreciate the partnership that has developed.”
Douglas D. Flugum
President and CEO
“When I assumed the role of Director of Sales and Marketing for Cedar Memorial my greatest immediate challenge was creating a strong brand identity for Cedar and Turner locations. I interviewed a number of Ad Agencies and chose Big Behr after meeting with Randy and Mike, reviewing their work and talking with a number of customers. We wanted more than the typical business relationship and made that abundantly clear from the onset. We wanted, and have created, strategic partnering that has been mutually beneficial. Big Behr has created a catalog of superb television, radio and newspaper advertisements for all locations. Most recently they orchestrated our successful name change campaign and redesigned our website. Big Behr consistently meets deadlines, performs within projected budgets and amazes us with their originality.”
Director of Sales and Marketing
“The site looks great, tells great stories and really is a much more appropriate face for the Tippie College. Kudos to all involved. Melinda and Randy, you two were instrumental in helping us figure out that brand and developed something really strong that we can apply to the web and throughout our marketing. THANK YOU.”
Tippe College of Business
“I also want to mention that you are a dream come true to work with. The quality and timeliness of your work knocks my socks off. You are a God-send. If I could think of another cliche’ of appreciation I would. MANY THANKS!!!!”
Director of Marketing