BORN FOR
SMALL BUSINESS

SUCCESS

I grew up with a copy machine in the basement. Sure, there were Barbies and dress up clothes and a pool table too, but nothing was as fun as playing office.

As the offspring of small business owners, Mike and I were both raised in a world where visiting a clients’ office was like taking a field trip. One where getting a stack of continuous feed dot matrix printer paper for making a Happy Birthday banner or a quarter out of dad’s desk to put in the office soda machine was almost as good as Christmas.

You see, Mangold Creative was never “Plan B”. We entered the workforce. We watched, we listened, we learned and we worked hard. We dreamt of the day it was time to do our own thing. And in the process, we prepared ourselves for “Plan A” — for what we were born for — helping small businesses reach their full brand potential.

Keep reading…you’ll enjoy how the story unfolds.

Heather Signature

BORN
FOR SMALL
BUSINESS
SUCCESS

I grew up with a copy machine in the basement. Sure, there were Barbies and dress up clothes and a pool table too, but nothing was as fun as playing office.

As the offspring of small business owners, Mike and I were both raised in a world where visiting a clients’ office was like taking a field trip. One where getting a stack of continuous feed dot matrix printer paper for making a Happy Birthday banner or a quarter out of dad’s desk to put in the office soda machine was almost as good as Christmas.

You see, Mangold Creative was never “Plan B”. We entered the workforce. We watched, we listened, we learned and we worked hard. We dreamt of the day it was time to do our own thing. And in the process, we prepared ourselves for “Plan A” — for what we were born for — helping small businesses reach their full brand potential.

Keep reading…you’ll enjoy how the story unfolds.

Heather Signature

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our goal is to help you reach your fullest potential by building strong brands, uncovering opportunities and improving communications to employees, customers and the marketplace. With our help, business owners, executives and teams of all sizes have the strategy, tools and execution they need to grow. At Mangold Creative, we believe that our team should hold a certain set of values. To better serve you, we are undeniably:

agile core value

Agile

When you are small you need to think on your feet, be able to shift priorities and quickly react to a changing marketplace.
authentic core value

Authentic

Be who you say you are. Honesty prevails because you never have to backpedal. Don’t be too “buttoned up,” be real.
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Bright

Two meanings –  Smarts are important! And, when you walk into a room, you better light it up.
connected core value

Connected

Get to know people. Find out what makes them tick and where they hurt. Introduce them to people who they need to get to know, people they can help, and people who can help them.
passionate core value

Passionate

Love what you do, every day, and then it isn’t work! Be passionate about our clients brands, products, and services, jump into the deep end without abandon.
honorable mentions

Honorable Mentions

Be it the dictionary or the thesaurus, there are many other words you see here every day. Resourceful, Goofy, Helpful, Kind, and Driven…just to name a few.

Timeline of Events

  • March

    The first Mangold Creative email sent from Heather to Mike…“Look!!! It Works!!! Total Love!!!”

  • April

    The first non-profit donation was made to a silent auction…back when we thought offering services would sell better for them than donating wine!

  • July

    The first cup of coffee was poured in the living room office…marking the official start of our small business journey.

  • August

    The first, and last, attempt at cold calling. You don’t have to do it to be successful. Trust us.

  • December

    The first Brand Potential Plan is written…for a small business in Sturtevant, Wisconsin who is a client to this very day.

  • February

    The first employee was hired…this is the real deal folks. No turning back.

  • February

    We were nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year through the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce.

  • March

    We participated in our first trade show. Who remembers beating the intern at Wii Bowling in our booth?

  • February

    The first WordPress website we built for a small manufacturer in Waukesha…in all of its responsive design glory!

  • July

    The first official “decorating” a.k.a. office trashing for Heather’s Birthday – who knew it would become tradition?

  • August

    The first golf outing we sponsored…cocktail hour sponsors for the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.

  • January

    The first office…we moved our team into a small space in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

  • February

    Announced as the winners of not one but three Marcoms – Two gold and one Platinum!

  • October

    Announced as the winners of the Metropolitan Builders Association’s EMBY for Best Single Advertising for our very own (old) website! Boy time flies!

  • December

    The first major “hat” that Heather took off… hiring a full time Graphic Designer to bring new life to our branding and design projects.

  • March

    The first time we walked through the building that would be the future home of Mangold Creative at 126 Main Street, Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

  • May

    The first meeting with a non-profit that would soon become near and dear to our hearts – The Paxton Andrews Foundation.

  • October

    Second year in a row, announced as the winners of the Metropolitan Builders Association’s EMBY for Best Single Advertising for a home builder client’s website.

  • October

    We finally closed on our new location, let the demolition begin!

  • February

    Mangold Creative sponsors and emcees the 2016 Paxton Andrews Foundation Gold Gala – one of our favorite non-profit partners!

  • April

    The first pilot of our Bright Education Platform launched…helping small entrepreneurs build their marketing and sales skills.

  • Tomorrow

    The next “first” adventure that comes with any small business.

+ 2010
  • March

    The first Mangold Creative email sent from Heather to Mike…“Look!!! It Works!!! Total Love!!!”

  • April

    The first non-profit donation was made to a silent auction…back when we thought offering services would sell better for them than donating wine!

  • July

    The first cup of coffee was poured in the living room office…marking the official start of our small business journey.

  • August

    The first, and last, attempt at cold calling. You don’t have to do it to be successful. Trust us.

  • December

    The first Brand Potential Plan is written…for a small business in Sturtevant, Wisconsin who is a client to this very day.

+ 2011
  • February

    The first employee was hired…this is the real deal folks. No turning back.

  • February

    We were nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year through the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce.

  • March

    We participated in our first trade show. Who remembers beating the intern at Wii Bowling in our booth?

+ 2012
  • February

    The first WordPress website we built for a small manufacturer in Waukesha…in all of its responsive design glory!

  • July

    The first official “decorating” a.k.a. office trashing for Heather’s Birthday – who knew it would become tradition?

  • August

    The first golf outing we sponsored…cocktail hour sponsors for the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.

+ 2013
  • January

    The first office…we moved our team into a small space in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

  • February

    Announced as the winners of not one but three Marcoms – Two gold and one Platinum!

  • October

    Announced as the winners of the Metropolitan Builders Association’s EMBY for Best Single Advertising for our very own (old) website! Boy time flies!

  • December

    The first major “hat” that Heather took off… hiring a full time Graphic Designer to bring new life to our branding and design projects.

+ 2014
  • March

    The first time we walked through the building that would be the future home of Mangold Creative at 126 Main Street, Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

  • May

    The first meeting with a non-profit that would soon become near and dear to our hearts – The Paxton Andrews Foundation.

  • October

    Second year in a row, announced as the winners of the Metropolitan Builders Association’s EMBY for Best Single Advertising for a home builder client’s website.

  • October

    We finally closed on our new location, let the demolition begin!

+ 2015
+ 2016
  • February

    Mangold Creative sponsors and emcees the 2016 Paxton Andrews Foundation Gold Gala – one of our favorite non-profit partners!

  • April

    The first pilot of our Bright Education Platform launched…helping small entrepreneurs build their marketing and sales skills.

  • Tomorrow

    The next “first” adventure that comes with any small business.

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