BS LLC

BS LLC

BS LLC - Strategy, Branding, & Marketing

151 West 4th St #73, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, United States

BS LLC Overview

Number of Employees
Under 49
Minimal Budget
$10,000 - $25,000
Average Hourly Rate
$150/hr
Year Founded
2014

BS LLC is a boutique Strategy, Branding, and Marketing agency focused on helping clients discover their place in the world and build from purpose.

With diverse and cross-disciplinary methodologies, with passion for educating and problem-solving, with a deep love for the stories and images that define the human condition—we don’t just create work for our clients, we help them evolve and transition, think and act differently, and grow with resolve and intention.

We are the liaison between an organization’s right and left brain and strive to architect solutions informed as much by research as creativity. Our name stands for Brand Strategy, the initials of our co-founders, and yes, that BS—a challenge to ourselves to rise above mediocrity and create true and undiluted meaning. We work as a collective within and across three core disciplines:

Strategy:
Identifying pain points and opportunities for brands, businesses, and institutions to illuminate and implement a tangible path towards improvement and growth.

Branding:
Connecting human insights to the creative process in order to position or reposition, create or recreate an organization’s permanent visual and verbal assets.

Marketing:
Impactful assets consistently communicated to build longer-lasting, deeper, and more valuable relationships.

Headquarter
151 West 4th St #73, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, United States

BS LLC Services

  • Branding Agencies
  • Naming
  • Food and Beverage Branding
  • Logo Design Companies
  • Graphic Design
  • Business Consulting
  • Market Research
  • Web Design

BS LLC Portfolio

  • BS LLC - Empower Manufacturing
    Branding
    Empower Manufacturing
  • BS LLC - ANYbotics
    Marketing
    ANYbotics
  • BS LLC - Wodka Bar
    Branding
    Wodka Bar
  • BS LLC - Historic West Fourth
    Branding
    Historic West Fourth
  • BS LLC - Ripple Wine Bar
    Branding
    Ripple Wine Bar
  • BS LLC - ArkMalibu
    Website Design
    ArkMalibu
  • BS LLC - Dear Restaurant & Butchery
    Branding
    Dear Restaurant & Butchery
  • BS LLC - Grandin Properties
    Website Design
    Grandin Properties
  • BS LLC - Goose & Elder
    Branding
    Goose & Elder
  • BS LLC - Apricus Capital
    Branding
    Apricus Capital
  • BS LLC - Building 20
    Branding
    Building 20
  • BS LLC - 17A
    Branding
    17A
  • BS LLC - Seven Hills Technology
    Branding
    Seven Hills Technology
  • BS LLC - Catch-A-Ride
    Branding
    Catch-A-Ride
  • BS LLC - SDS Down Tracker
    Website Development
    SDS Down Tracker
  • BS LLC - Chavez Properties
    Branding
    Chavez Properties
  • BS LLC - KW Flooring
    Branding
    KW Flooring
  • BS LLC - Transitions Drug Rehabilitation
    Website Design
    Transitions Drug Rehabilitation
  • BS LLC - Seven Hills School
    Video
    Seven Hills School
  • BS LLC - Driehaus Insurance Group
    Branding
    Driehaus Insurance Group
  • BS LLC - Realm Magazine
    Branding
    Realm Magazine
  • BS LLC - Stillwater Capital
    Branding
    Stillwater Capital
  • BS LLC - Sixteen Bricks
    Branding
    Sixteen Bricks
  • BS LLC - Soho Boutique
    Website Development
    Soho Boutique
  • BS LLC - Felsenhaus
    Branding
    Felsenhaus
  • BS LLC - Beeline
    Branding
    Beeline
  • BS LLC - Cincy Nice
    Branding
    Cincy Nice
  • BS LLC - Gehring Travel: A Luxury Travel Agency
    Branding
    Gehring Travel: A Luxury Travel Agency
  • BS LLC - Mortar
    Print Design
    Mortar
  • BS LLC - 8th & English
    Branding
    8th & English
  • BS LLC - 1628
    Branding
    1628
  • BS LLC - Rhinegeist Brewery
    Print Design
    Rhinegeist Brewery

BS LLC Team Bios

  • Partner
    Sebastien Hue
    Partner
    As lead strategist & creative director of BS LLC, Sebastien Hue translates client goals into achievements. Born in Kentucky, he went on to study Linguistics & International Relations before earning an MBA from ESCP Business School. He is certified in Disruptive Theory by Harvard Business School.
  • Partner
    Ben Greenberg
    Partner
    As co-founder, strategist, and lead copywriter at BS LLC, Ben helps turn insights into deliverables. Ben is both a student and practitioner of human-centered design. For close to a decade, he has helped nonprofits, businesses, and institutions create strategies for growth.
  • Client Experience
    Brooke Guigui
    Client Experience
    Brooke is the Director of Client Experience for BS LLC where she oversees all client communications and client-facing project management. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy.
  • Designer
    Liam O'Connell
    Designer
    Liam is a Designer with BS LLC. Liam graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a BFA in Visual Communication Design. He has spent the last 8 years as a visual creative with competencies in photography, communication design, typographic design, and user interface/experience design.
  • Project Manager
    Cecily Allen
    Project Manager
    Cecily is a Project Manager for BS LLC where she oversees web development and project management. Before joining BS LLC, Cecily worked in customer service at a the venture-backed startup, Everything But the House, where she served as the Customer Service Manager.
  • Research and Strategy Analyst
    Sam Lowe
    Research and Strategy Analyst
    Graphic designer, copywriter, adjunct professor, photographer, executive creative director, adult continuing education instructor, strategist — Sam has contributed to numerous agencies serving a diverse range of roles for at least two lifetimes worth of national and global B2B and consumer clients.
  • Design and Development
    Hannah Tucker
    Design and Development
    Hannah is a designer/developer at BS LLC focusing on website development. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s in Interior Design and a minor in Fashion Design Studies. During her studies, she lived in Seattle, New York, and Detroit working on branded experiences.

BS LLC Clients

  • Rhinegeist Brewery
  • Kroger
  • Standard Textile
  • Sixteen Bricks
  • ArkMalibu
  • Dear Restaurant & Butchery
  • Seven Hills School
  • United Way
  • Wodka Bar
  • 4EG

BS LLC Awards

  • BBB Accredited Business A+
  • Clutch Top B2B Companies USA
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber 2020 Member
  • Expertise: Best Web Designers 2020

BS LLC Reviews

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  • Ann Salazar

    Administrator

    Goose and Elder
    Project Type: Logo Design
    Review Date: 24 January, 2021
    We have worked with the BS LLC team on several different projects. Each time they brought a unique approach and we are very pleased with the results. The team listens and ask questions to acquire information needed to successfully bring your vision to life. Thank you BS LLC! We look forward to working with you again!
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    We have worked with the BS LLC team on several different projects. Each time they brought a unique approach and we are very pleased with the results. The team listens and ask questions to acquire information needed to successfully bring your vision to life. Thank you BS LLC! We look forward to working with you again!
  • Kayleigh Nauracy

    Kayleigh Nauracy

    Analyst / Project Manager

    Website Redesign, Copy Writing, Branding & Positioning
    Project Type: Web Design
    Review Date: 21 January, 2021
    Our website didn't convey our value proposition & service offering. BS Marketing approached this problem quite strategically by interviewing past clients, internal stakeholders, doing tons of market research, and interviewing our partners, to understand who we really are and what we really value as a company. They used these insights to redesign our website, our copy, our values, and our marketing, and we could not be happier! We have had many a compliment and are proud of what we deliver!
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    Our website didn't convey our value proposition & service offering. BS Marketing approached this problem quite strategically by interviewing past clients, internal stakeholders, doing tons of market research, and interviewing our partners, to understand who we really are and what we really value as a company. They used these insights to redesign our website, our copy, our values, and our marketing, and we could not be happier! We have had many a compliment and are proud of what we deliver!
  • Jordan Hamons

    Jordan Hamons

    Owner

    Business Plan + Design Projects
    Project Type: Food and Beverage Branding
    Review Date: 18 January, 2021
    BS LLC is incredible. I've worked with them on several projects in different scopes from spending many months developing a business plan to a quick project designing some merchandise. Each project turned out better than I expected and their work blew me away. Most importantly, I had FUN working with them. They push and inspire me to think big, do something unique and make my business the best it can be. I LOVE working with the BS LLC team.
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    BS LLC is incredible. I've worked with them on several projects in different scopes from spending many months developing a business plan to a quick project designing some merchandise. Each project turned out better than I expected and their work blew me away. Most importantly, I had FUN working with them. They push and inspire me to think big, do something unique and make my business the best it can be. I LOVE working with the BS LLC team.
  • Margo Kirstein

    Margo Kirstein

    Director of Development at The Seven Hills School

    EE Ford Grant Application Video Development
    Project Type: Video Production
    Review Date: 28 December, 2020
    Working with BS was a pure joy. The professionalism that Ben and Seb and their team had was some of the best I have seen. Their attention to detail and the quality of their work was pure perfection
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    Working with BS was a pure joy. The professionalism that Ben and Seb and their team had was some of the best I have seen. Their attention to detail and the quality of their work was pure perfection
  • Andrew Naab

    Andrew Naab

    Director of Commercial Development at The Loring Group

    Historic West Fourth Branding & Public Relations
    Project Type: Branding
    Review Date: 23 December, 2020
    I have worked with Ben, Brooke, Sebastien and members of the BS team for the past eight months. During this time, this team displayed unparalleled professionalism, creativity, and execution, as they assisted our organization in a catalytic transformation for and with a neighborhood. We are proud to continue to work, and partner with BS to truly make Historic West Fourth the next urban destination of choice. Without them, this project and associated success, would not have been possible.
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    I have worked with Ben, Brooke, Sebastien and members of the BS team for the past eight months. During this time, this team displayed unparalleled professionalism, creativity, and execution, as they assisted our organization in a catalytic transformation for and with a neighborhood. We are proud to continue to work, and partner with BS to truly make Historic West Fourth the next urban destination of choice. Without them, this project and associated success, would not have been possible.
  • Teresa Hoelle

    Teresa Hoelle

    Chief Marketing Officer at United Way Cincinnati

    Case for Investment - Fundraising Campaign
    Project Type: Graphic Design
    Review Date: 22 December, 2020
    BS LLC worked with United Way of Greater Cincinnati to create marquee content and collateral for our annual fundraising campaign. In 2017, we shifted our priorities toward strategies that will bring about an end to poverty. A bold and focused new direction coupled with the national organization’s updated brand rollout called for revamping and improving creative execution. BS took on the challenge of convening local stakeholders to develop new messaging targeting executives and high net-worth.
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    BS LLC worked with United Way of Greater Cincinnati to create marquee content and collateral for our annual fundraising campaign. In 2017, we shifted our priorities toward strategies that will bring about an end to poverty. A bold and focused new direction coupled with the national organization’s updated brand rollout called for revamping and improving creative execution. BS took on the challenge of convening local stakeholders to develop new messaging targeting executives and high net-worth.
  • Nicole Armstrong

    Nicole Armstrong

    Founder at Queen City Certified

    Queen City Certified Brand Strategy
    Project Type: Business Consulting
    Review Date: 21 December, 2020
    Ben and Sebastien are incredibly talented and professional. They were genuinely interested in understanding our work and vision for the future. They connected with our clients through one-on-one interviews and expertly translated the insights they gathered into well-crafted business strategy, messaging and design recommendations. We will definitely work with them again!
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    Ben and Sebastien are incredibly talented and professional. They were genuinely interested in understanding our work and vision for the future. They connected with our clients through one-on-one interviews and expertly translated the insights they gathered into well-crafted business strategy, messaging and design recommendations. We will definitely work with them again!
  • Ryan Morgan

    Ryan Morgan

    CEO at Sixteen Bricks

    Sixteen Bricks Branding
    Project Type: Branding
    Review Date: 21 December, 2020
    BS does their homework and gets it done. They got inside my head, they know where we came from and where we’re going. The brand they created speaks to who we are as a team, what we create together, and the people who choose to buy our bread. The new brand has helped us push into the national market and set ourselves apart from the competition. That was the goal from the beginning, and they killed it
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    BS does their homework and gets it done. They got inside my head, they know where we came from and where we’re going. The brand they created speaks to who we are as a team, what we create together, and the people who choose to buy our bread. The new brand has helped us push into the national market and set ourselves apart from the competition. That was the goal from the beginning, and they killed it
  • BRYANT GOULDING

    BRYANT GOULDING

    CO-FOUNDER at Rhinegeist Brewery

    Branding for Rhinegeist Brewery
    Project Type: Food and Beverage Branding
    Review Date: 18 December, 2020
    Working with BS feels like an extension of our team. They listen and probe deeply into the crux of what we would like to express and achieve and then deliver the copy and execution of vision with excellence. The partnership we’ve developed with BS is powerful and natural and only just beginning
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    Working with BS feels like an extension of our team. They listen and probe deeply into the crux of what we would like to express and achieve and then deliver the copy and execution of vision with excellence. The partnership we’ve developed with BS is powerful and natural and only just beginning