When Paragraph was founded in 1991, branding was a niche service.
We were drawn to the discipline by its unique objectives in relation to the wider world of marketing, and deeply inspired by its ability to address important foundational issues for organizations of all backgrounds.
In our near thirty-year journey, we’ve established a team and process adept at working with organizations to strategically analyze, develop, and implement successful brand initiatives on a wide spectrum.
As a strategic creative agency, we believe that form follows function. Whether developing a brand’s identity from the ground up or working with an established organization to further their existing mission, strategy always dictates Paragraph’s creative output. Our emphasis on its importance reflects the pivotal role strategy plays in giving branding the power to identify and solve real world problems.
Paragraph’s process focuses on using observable truths from audience, organization, and market to develop and promote the brands we serve. Truth is sustainable and relatable. It is at the heart of all our work, and the necessary starting point when delivering tailored solutions to clients with unique needs.
There is only an A-team at Paragraph. The same cohesive group of writers, designers, researchers, and account managers work together under one roof to service all ongoing projects. Our non-siloed work environment encourages of a collaborative process; and all meetings and reviews are multidisciplinary in order to ensure a dimensional understanding of every project’s moving parts.
+ Bob Aretz, President
Bob has more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning, message development, and brand communication solutions. As principal of Paragraph, Bob utilizes his insight, understanding, and vision to get to the root of clients’ branding and communications issues. He has received recognition by various design industry associations, including AIGA, the Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia, the Ad Club of Philadelphia, the Ad Club of New York, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and more.
+ Nicole Constantine, Account Manager
Nicole’s background in client management and business development, coupled with her knowledge of the production and post-production industry, has helped Nicole develop a solution oriented and detailed approach to client partnerships. She graduated from Rutgers School of Communication and Information with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. Prior to joining Paragraph, Nicole worked with brands such as Avis Budget Group, Comcast, Seasons Pizza and RJ Reynolds. She strives to balance and enhance brand strategy and creative integrity. The most rewarding aspects of Nicole’s job are meeting new people, developing trusting relationships, and being part
of a team that creates incredible ideas.
+ Eliza Bolton, Designer
Eliza combines a keen technical understanding with a refined aesthetic approach to provide solutions for all clients with whom she interacts. Before coming to Paragraph, Eliza studied at Temple University’s prestigious Tyler School of Art and graduated with a degree in graphic and interactive design. During her time at school, Eliza was chosen to create art for The New York Times’ app and was granted an independent study in Rome with 21xDesign. Additionally, she had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned designer Paula Scher on a Philadelphia mural.
+ Alex Ryley, Account Planner
Alex works closely with Nicole and is responsible for collecting and analyzing the information relevant to a project’s unique goals. He follows his research wherever it takes him, guided by his stubborn curiosity and strong interest in the social sciences. A recent graduate of Temple University’s Klein School of Media and Communication, Alex holds a degree in advertising with course concentrations in copywriting and strategy.
Paragraph focuses on specialized services centered around developing and marketing brands for more strategic and customized outcomes.
Paragraph’s comprehensive approach to branding recognizes that businesses need more than tactics to ensure long-term success. What most need is a strong brand foundation with a defining message and a unique visual identity strategically to align with their tangible business goals.
Insight and Positioning
Naming and Identity
Messaging and Visual Platforms
Brand Guidelines and Toolkits
Marketing Communication Strategy
Paragraph’s marketing communication strategies are guided by an organization’s brand promise and platform, unique selling proposition, and a marketing mix that will effectively reach its identified audiences with direct and compelling benefit messages.
Social Media Strategy
Website Strategy and Development
Environments and Experience
Throughout our history, we’ve been awarded and recognized by AIGA, the association for graphic arts professionals; American Corporate Identity; Communication Arts; Graphic Design USA; Graphis; HOW; Print Magazine; American Advertising Federation; Mohawk Paper; National Mature Media; Prescott & Forbes; and many others.
Paragraph’s most effective partnerships involve clients who share our entrepreneurial attitude, embrace change, and are genuinely excited about what they do. In an effort to discover new challenges and develop fresh approaches, we’ve intentionally worked with many different organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit, across many industries.
Arts & Culture
Folger Shakespeare Library
Burgo North America
International Raw Materials
Johnson & Johnson
Larsen MacColl Partners
SCT Corporation (now SafeGuard Scientifics)
Simon & Schuster
Stable Value Investment Association
Solo Real Estate
The Company Corporation
Consumer & Retail
Central Lewmar Paper
Choice Essential Oils
Life of the Party
Pride Garden Products
The Energy Co-op
American College of Financial Services
Delaware College of Art and Design
Fleisher Art Memorial
Moore College of Art & Design
Orleans Technical Institute
Food & Beverage
Bucks County Coffee
Camel & Grey
Ellis Coffee Company
James Candy Company
Hank’s Gourmet Beverages
High Street Hospitality Group
- Fork Restaurant
- Fists of Feury
- High Street on Market
Poor Henry’s Brewery
Richard Sandoval Hospitality
- Baptiste & Bottle
- Bayou and Bottle
- Toro Toro
Shifty's Taco Shilling
Shilling Canning Company
Yards Brewing Company
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey
International Association of Jewish Vocational Services
JEVS Human Services
National Philanthropic Trust
NewCourtland Elder Services
Philadelphia Education Fund
Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board
Princeton in Africa
Solutions for Progress (SfP)
Support Center for Child Advocates
The Food Trust
The Philadelphia Center
United Cerebral Palsy
Welcoming Center For New Pennsylvanians
Place & Destination
Anguilla Tourist Board
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Reading Terminal Market