catalyst sf
Building Better Brands


Change is everywhere.
So is opportunity.


In brand strategy it is important maintain perspective: to observe distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.

That’s why we developed a systematic approach for helping clients uncover the most complete and honest perception of their brand, their competition and their customers as seen through a powerful combination of lenses.

Our Our Marketing Intelligence Six (MI-6) Brand Operation brand framework guides our thinking and approach to brand development and provides all the necessary insights for the successful evolution of a brand. 



A clear view of the broad trends in your market, category and audience



Precise insights on customer identities, internal brand values, culture and goals.


The MI-6 Brand Operation provides tools, insights, and clarity to identify and refine a brands strategic roadmap.

Brand Identity
Brand Audit
Brand Story
Brand Values
Brand Activation

Our Work Aligns Business Strategy with Brand Strategy

We blend deep analytical thinking with unbound creativity to give our clients unique, impactful solutions their brands need.

From exhaustive research to insightful brand development and inspired identity design, we work with conviction and confidence to exceed expectations.

  • Create lasting, defensible differentiation in their industry.

  • Align and energize internal teams around a singular brand mission.

  • Maintain consistent, impactful messaging in all brand activities.

  • Define and succinctly articulate the brand's value.

  • Better understand and address the needs of target audiences.

  • Understand the competitive landscape to capitalize on opportunities for growth/differentiation.