we believe brands were meant to stand for more.
our founding story
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 believe in care over commerce.
Brands are just people bound together by beliefs, which is why we believe in care over commerce, and putting our shared human relationships before anything else. We're a human-centric company driven by empathy and boldness. And a lot of coffee.
heart & hustle
Since our founding, we have always believed Manifesto should be a beacon for the brands we serve. Our symbols are the heart and lightning bolt. We believe in the tin man’s heart—that the heart and soul of brands are already there; we just need to find it. And hustle; speed and strategy is our super power. Because no one gets under the hood of a brand faster than we do.
our dinner series
we believe that the table is a sacred place.
Over the past seven years, we’ve met some of the best and brightest people on the planet — many of whom live in our own backyards. Even in our own city, the best and brightest don’t often run in the same circles — which is why we created Table for Ten.