Getting to know you is our pleasure. And our business.

 

We already love your brand. That’s because W Brand Studio is built on 25 years of passion for brands: For helping companies discover what their brand truly is, what it has the potential to become, and seeing it succeed.

We’re a full-service branding and marketing agency serving small to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients range from fast-casual restaurant chains and Medical companies, to aerospace corporations and financial institutions; but to tell your company’s story in a way that excites customers and grows business, you don’t need people who know your industry. You need people who know branding.

Our superpower is getting at core of your brand and what makes it unlike any other – the magic that makes customers engage and business grow. And we bring your brand to life under one inspired, creative, highly caffeinated roof with services from website development, SEO and PPC to graphic and interior design, to video and photography and social media.

Co-founded in 1997 by award-winning DDB and Ogilvy creative Michael Wollner, W Brand Studio’s work for clients including Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Boeing, and Blue Origin, has been recognized worldwide with multiple industry honors including the AVA Digital Award, the Dot.Comm Award, the American Advertising Award, the Hermes Creative Award, and the prestigious Cannes Lions. Our success – and that of our clients – is based on a few simple beliefs:

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU

We believe in exploring what's outside the box for the simple solutions that drive relevance, originality, and impact. When you partner with us, we guarantee that you'll be immersed with endless possibilities and discover a whole new way of thinking. They've come to realize that we outsmart instead of outspend and keep returning because we understand that their bottom line is our top priority. It's time to work with an agency that will immerse you with possibilities, brainstorm without restriction, work tirelessly beyond all expectation and make you more profitable.

RECOGNITION

 

Size DOESN’T matter. It’s how well you use it. W Brand Studio has been making big ad agency impact after only a few years. The agency has produced some outstanding work that has raised judges’ eyebrows at award shows nationwide. W Brand Studio is run by seasoned professionals who have won the coveted Lion in Cannes, received awards from all major award shows, judged CLIO Awards, and taught interface design at the American Film Institute (AFI).

“Awards are important, and we are excited about how many we’ve won so far,” says Michael K. Wollner, President/Creative Director. “It shows that we are at the same level as the big multi million dollar agencies. Every project we have submitted has won something. That’s more than I can say as a Creative Director at any of the big agencies for which I’ve worked. Kudos to our fantastic clients who believed in us.

”During the first years in Orange County, the unknown, surprising, ninja like agency has won the trust and business of numerous companies such as California Business Bank, Coastal Heart Medical Group, CarPark, The Edmon Restaurant in Hollywood, Renew Landscape Management in Bixby Hills, Pure Elements Water, Marriott Downtown LA, Sentry Control SKIDATA, Pacific Resource Recovery, Shigeru Kawai, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, Adagio Medical, HBT Labs, and others.

W. THE DIFFERENCE DOWN TO THE LETTER

We not only think outside the box, but we also think outside of the Americas. Our international backgrounds and worldly experiences give real meaning to the phrase 'Think globally, act locally.' We are extremely passionate about branding and totally committed to a higher standard of excellence. And with over 100 major awards for branding, design, video production and marketing, we believe we have something special to offer that is also recognized by our peers.

OUR FOUNDER THINKS DIFFERENTLY

 

Michael Wollner is CEO and founding partner of the agency, but he’s much more than the “W” in W Brand. He is personally involved with every client. As a graduate from Westerdal’s School of Advertising and the Institute of Marketing in Oslo, Norway, he thinks differently about design and marketing. Michael continued his career in some of the world’s best agencies, such as Ogilvy, DDB Needham, and Benton & Bowles. During his almost four decades in advertising, Michael has worked with some of the most recognizable brands like American Express, California Special Olympics, MIELE, Guinness Book of Records, Marriott, Yamaha, Olympus, Xerox, Apple, Disney, and many more.

Michael has been a judge at the CLIO Awards, which honors excellence in advertising and celebrates bold work that propels the advertising industry forward. He spent two years teaching interface design (UI/UX) and illustration at the AFI (American Film Institute) and has been a panelist at the first Hollywood Film Festival, a presenter at MacWorld, and a featured speaker/panelist during the 2008 Lodging Conference.

He is a multiple award winner at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Awards, New York Festivals, the Cannes International Commercial Film Festival, AVA Awards (Association of Advertising and Communication Professionals), Hermes Creative Awards, and more. You are in good hands with Michael and his team of professionals at W Brand Studio.

If you love simple and clean designs with a powerful marketing message, give him call. Yes, in our agency you can talk to the CEO. Just dial (657) 232-0110 and ask for Michael.