We're A Full Service Idea Agency

Aars | Wells is a Dallas-based creative communications agency with a proven track record of developing integrated marketing campaigns that improve the business performance of our clients.

Overview

The firm began in 2002 as a two-man operation. Since that time, we've worked with over 350 companies, executed more than 3,000 branding, advertising, design and digital marketing projects, and have been honored with close to 100 local, national and international awards for creative excellence. We're experienced in both B2C and B2B marketing, and have worked with clients in dozens of industry sectors.

Approach

We don’t believe that there is any one magic marketing channel that trumps all others. Rather, we believe that successful marketing in today’s fast-moving and consumer-driven society requires an agency that can successfully integrate multiple channels, each built around your unique brand values and each designed to address a specific area of your business funnel. Our holistic approach produces strategies and creative work that strengthen every area of your marketing program.

Purpose

Today's marketers need an accountable, innovative and responsive agency — one that can transform their creative communications into a distinct and measurable competitive advantage. This is our core purpose. We're here to do whatever it takes to help your brand succeed.

Affiliations

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Six Reasons Why Brands Love Us

We Create Value

First, we have experience and resources that can save you money during the process of planning, creating and producing a marketing program.

Then, as our success stories indicate, the creative value of our work produces results that most often surpass our clients' expectations.

Bottom line: our work works.

We Make It Simple

With the abundance of tools and techniques available to today's marketers, campaign planning can be overwhelming.

We'll help you make sense of the options, because we understand modern technologies and best practices. But perhaps more important, we know how to balance this knowledge with the timeless and proven characteristics of good communication.

We're Well Balanced

We specialize in integrated communications. This means that we can apply your brand messaging to any and every medium that we believe can produce results, and the work will be consistent and appropriate for the channel.

It doesn't mean we'll try to use every tool in our bag every time, but it does mean that we have the expertise and talent to build your brand, no matter what the strategy calls for.

We Bring Originality

A one-size-fits-all approach is contradictory to the very idea of brand differentiation. So we create customized marketing plans and creative executions that are based on your unique brand strengths, your customers and your objectives.

Your brand is one of a kind. Your marketing communications should be as well.

We're Agile and Responsive

Your business moves fast, and missed opportunities mean lost revenue.

We make sure you're in a position to capitalize on new opportunities by arming you with the creative resources you need, when and where you need them.

We don’t believe in rush fees, change orders or red tape – just responsiveness and quick action.

We Bring It All Together

Since our founding in 2002, we've successfully deployed over 2,500 marketing projects. We've served over 300 clients ranging from Fortune 500s to start-ups, representing dozens of industry segments.

Along the way we've picked up incredible strategic business insight and learned how to produce results consistently and efficiently.

With Aars | Wells, great creative is just the icing on the cake.

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Our People

A successful client/agency relationship depends on much more than just creativity. It takes genuine accountability from people that care about the job they do. Fortunately, we’ve got a bunch of them.

Alex Wells
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Alex Wells

President

What is the best part of your job?
Working with my team to create great work, and then getting to see the impact our work has on a client's business.

What advice would you give to someone new to the industry?
Never be afraid to ask a question. The only dumb question is the one that doesn't get asked.

What are you most proud of after 20 years of running the agency?
By far, it's the friendships I've made with my teammates and clients.

Jason Martinez
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Jason Martinez

Director of Agency Operations

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A gorilla! It is a strong choice, that can be calm and gentle, but powerful, and can be great leaders. But with a hint of monkey playfulness deep down.

What is the best part of your job?
Figuring out how to make things work, or making them work better. Also, cracking the whip!

What are your pet peeves?
Driving the speed limit in the left hand lane, and tardiness.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Telekinesis.

Justin McGuffin
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Justin McGuffin

Creative Director

If you could create a name for your cereal what would it be?
Font Loops, parrot mascot named Typography Sam

What is the best part of your job?
Hearing clients say “I would’ve never thought of that.”

What is your best dare?
lick the wheel (skateboard thing)

Favorite finger foods?
beef jerky

Would you rather…chug milk hanging upside down or eat peanut butter with sardines?
I’ll try anything once.

Stephen Nardone
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Stephen Nardone

Account Manager

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
Dog—they are perpetually happy and have a tail.

Describe your perfect day.
Wake up early and sit around with several cups of coffee, run at White Rock Lake, drinks on a patio, and dinner with friends or family

Who are your favorite music artists?
Ryan Adams, The Black Keys, Wilco, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Radiohead, Pearl Jam

What is the best part of your job?
Building brands and making clients happy

Favorite finger foods?
Chips and salsa

Sarah Schmidt
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Sarah Schmidt

Content Development Specialist

If you could create a name for your cereal what would it be?
Good Schmidt.

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A hummingbird, because they’re cute, small, fast and get to drink sugar all day.

Who are your favorite music artists?
Beyoncé, George Strait, Hall & Oates, The Killers. A good mix.

Favorite finger foods?
Hot wings.

What are your pet peeves?
Bad grammar, punctuation and spelling. Also, dirty feet and dirty hands.