Bill Stucklen — Managing Partner
Most people find IT scary, we find design scary. AREA 17 was able to guide us carefully through the entire process; helping us to extract a clear definition of the message and goals for our brand. Their ability to sift through, define and express the true meaning of who we are — what we do and how we do it — was the most valuable piece of the process. Many agencies may give you a worksheet to fill out and take it at face value. AREA 17 went well beyond that, thoughtfully crafting our brand and website in an intelligent and tech-savvy manor.
Think about your business, not your network
Computer problems. Network frustrations. Wonderment over how complicated something can be. Amazement when its fixed but you really don’t know how. Excitement and fear over the potential of how technology can benefit (or harm) your business or life.
These are just some of the mixed thoughts towards those two seemingly benevolent letters — IT.
Information Technology means many things to many people. For big companies, it is a costly necessity of doing business. For individuals, it often refers to what cousin Bob does. Or that “friend” that you always seem to be taking out to dinner right around the time your home Internet goes out.
And somewhere in the middle, small businesses and organizations find themselves stuck without the budgets to afford a department nor a “friend” willing to take care of them in exchange for dinner at Joe’s Busy Corner.
Seasoned information technology directors Bill Stucklen and Scott Wilson decided to change all that.
And although Marathon Consulting has grown in size over the years — today — they are still providing small businesses and non-profit organizations with low-cost, high-quality solutions to complex IT challenges.
Marathon Consulting has worked with clients from diverse sectors of industry, including non-profit, finance, staffing, manufacturing, new media, entertainment, journalism, retail, real estate and interior design.
Their simplified services range from extended IT services, local on-site support or just “I need help!”. And on top of all that, they are nice folks too.
In 2007, they hired AREA 17 to develop their brand strategy, visual identity and website in order to help them convert their working philosophy into words and images.