Inspired by social entrepreneurs, in 2011 twin brothers Tim & Dave Dyer broke out of their agency careers to create a new kind of agency—one with a conscience. Manifesto was born out of a belief that every brand can be a catalyst for good. Our business model is simple: friendship first, business second. Bound by our brand experience and desire for social good, we exist to challenge the status quo.
We are the fearless ones. The why-nots in a world of cannots. We believe in lightning strikes. A belief that puts insights and stories above artifice and vanity. We believe in the tin man’s heart. Soulless brands are only meaningful when given a fleshy, beating heart. We believe in tilting at windmills. Sometimes the best causes are those only the dreamers, the dare-ers and the blind can see.
We believe in care over commerce. That when you give a damn, you’ll inspire others to do the same.
We believe in the life lived deliberately. “Most men go to their graves with their song still in them.” We will make our finite lives and work count, each informing the other—and both be better for it. We believe in the immutable power of story and those who propel it.
We believe brands were meant to stand for more.
We specialize in rallying humans around the heart and soul of the world’s most ambitious brands. From launch campaigns to employee engagement and branded content that captures brand stories that need to be told, we believe it all starts with identifying your brand’s onlyness—the one, unique thing in the universe only you can lay claim to. Using deep human insights, we help brands reclaim why they started, what their purpose is and how to tell the world about it. Speed+Strategy is our super power. And no one gets under the hood of a brand faster than we do.
Courage is at the forefront of everything we do. From how we live to the work we deliver. Every year we push our team to new heights with a retreat. We live like a family for the weekend, experience the great outdoors and challenge ourselves with experiences that test our courage—and our collaborative spirit.
Brands are just people bound together by beliefs, which is why we believe in care over commerce. We're a human-centric company, driven by empathy and boldness. With the perfect balance of coffee and beer, we instigate from Portland, Milwaukee and everywhere in between.