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Meet Bryan Lifshitz of GrayShitz Branding & Marketing

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bryan Lifshitz.

Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Remembered!

Bryan is a Business Professional, Dad Inventor, Graphic Artist, Speaker, and Creative Project Manager with a proven ability to help businesses and organizations with his “big picture” thinking. That thinking that never shuts-off. He thrives on bright and creative ideas—and having fun while getting it all done!

He brings two decades of marketing and advertising experience and overall excitement for business, inventions, and innovation providing compelling stories and engaging discussion to make you think about how to ‘Move Forward’. His expertise originated in visual communications (graphic design) and has expanded over the years to include branding, printing, product development, account and project management, consumer products and convention planning; all the skills needed to promote products or services.

He’s gone from kid salesperson to retail management right out of college with many roles for more than a decade in corporate life; then he decided to start AlaMari Media, a creatively driven design & print agency. As of 2017, he partnered with Andy Gray to form GrayShitz Branding & Marketing, a full-service creative firm. Some interesting facts, he was born in South Africa and became a US Citizen in ’85, went to the University of Arizona, where he met the love of his life and now been married for 15 years. One day in May 2012, Bryan was in the right place at the right time, when a major accident happened near his house. Due to this event, he went on to receive an award of heroism from the Mayor of Phoenix for helping rescue victims from a helicopter crash. After 15 mins of Q&A with reporters and city government, Bryan has now been pondering what a life in politics may be all about….

“Specializing in creative thinking and planning through strategic and measurable goals. Managing your projects with care and attention to detail to be able to take them from concept to completion. Understanding the needs of those I need to help and delivering the best solution available by effectively producing materials for their marketing & advertising efforts. Striving to produce quality products and understanding through education. Passion: Loving what I do!”

“I am always looking for great companies to work with that cannot afford to hire a full-time marketing person. You can hire me to direct and manage it for you for half as much as paying an FT employee. Give me a call to discuss if I am the right fit for you.”

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Life is never smooth, and if it is, you’re doing something wrong. Maybe not challenging yourself enough. Some hiccups along the way include a couple of layoffs due to the economy but then started my own business so it wouldn’t happen again. A loss of one of the largest clients and a major set of referral partners closed up shop dealing a big blow to business. However, the biggest challenge was too personal life and family. Just trying to make time for everyone and the business, it leads to some tough personal times and we feel we may have gotten through it. Other than feeling comfortable to ask for advise or help, I could have asked for more, you can never get too much help.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about GrayShitz Branding & Marketing – what should we know?
We’re here to make sure you are making a great first impression. The messaging you use is very important to make sure people hear you correctly.

GrayShitz a full-service agency with expertise in a broad range of areas. It is our belief that no two clients are alike. Even the smallest of differences call for big ideas in order to gain a competitive advantage. Thus, rather than reflecting our agency’s style, the work we do expresses the vision and unique selling proposition of each individual client. We are ready to provide all the enthusiasm, proven experience and new thinking your project deserves!

We are committed to not only help you meet your expectations for this project but to exceed them. Our firm will devote all the time, energy and staff necessary to give this project the attention it requires on a daily basis. And one other important point we like to make: when you work with GrayShitz, you’ll work with our entire team, including our top-level executives. You will always get our “A-Team” and our best work – that’s a promise.

Our Passions:
It is our belief that no two clients are alike. Even the smallest of differences call for big ideas in order to gain a competitive advantage. Saying something of value, which others appreciate, understand and because of it, want to meet you and hear more. That’s our goal… for you. We develop and guide a common bond between Sales, Operations, Finance and Marketing so that everyone is moving in the same direction.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Well, a lot of people have given advice and helped without even knowing it. As a promoter, I watch and listen to others, I see how others react to them and see what works. Then I give it a try myself, but I have learned a lot from just observation.

My biggest support and cheerleader is my wife. We have been together since we were 19 and she has taught me a lot, patience, everything happens for a reason, bright smiles, and be honest. We have grown up together and we were opposites, but super attracted to each other. We make each other better people and will continue to grow together.

My parents are always there for me, maybe sometimes too much, but they have been my biggest supporters even if they didn’t understand what I was doing.

When I started my own business, I learned on a lot of professionals and consultants to learn what I didn’t know, but the one person I have to mention is Bill Lane. He was the owner of a personal development course which taught me “why” I do what I do. I have always been passionate but didn’t really know why I did what I did, other than it was fun. This course gave me the answer and I owe it all to Bill and my classmates. You know who you are!

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