Think of us as your marketing department down the hall.

If you’re a successful business, chances are you understand the importance of staying lean and agile; and that’s where we come in. We help A/E/C firms raise their marketing game without lowering their bottom line. Use us for big assignments; use us for small assignments. Just let us know how we can help.

We Are 148 Communications

We’re a small but mighty communications, marketing and strategic branding agency. We specialize in strengthening and elevating the position of A/E/C and real estate development organizations by focusing on three core areas.

STRATEGY

Either your company’s growth has stalled or you’re struggling to take the next leap. Tap into our deep experience helping companies define and expand their market position with workable strategies that drive sustained growth.​

STORIES

We think in narratives and can help unearth your company’s best stories—the ones that resonate and convince your audience they need to work with you. And we know how to tell those stories across multiple channels. ​

SYSTEMS

Even the best marketing teams can fall apart without a strong underlying infrastructure. We work with our clients to design and implement robust systems that support and propel corporate growth and strategic goals.​

THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF BEING A GOOD COMMUNICATOR IS THE ABILITY TO LISTEN.

HOW WE THINK

Sure, we know the architecture, engineering and construction industry, the players and the trends, not to mention the ins and outs of retail and real estate development. What we don’t know—yet—is how best to apply our knowledge and expertise to your specific challenges.

Whatever your challenge, this is how we begin:

We Listen

Tell us what you want to achieve and we’ll help you get there. Are you moving into a new market or launching a new service? Dealing with an ownership transition or acquisition? Or do you just want to move off a plateau? We get to know your biggest challenges so we can solve them.

We Do No Harm

Chances are, there’s a lot that’s going right at your organization. We identify and protect what’s already working and build on your strengths to create a roadmap for success. Then, we use research, metrics and a variety of tools to help you achieve your goals for marketing, communications and general growth.

We Fix What's Broken

Once we have a handle on your challenges and successes, we figure out how to bring it all together. Maybe your proposals or client presentations aren’t resonating. Maybe you’re going after the wrong markets. Maybe your people need new skill-sets. Whether it’s a combination of these issues or something else entirely, we can help you fix it for the long-term. We work with your teams to make sure systems and strategies are working, messages are landing, and your clients are happy.

We Make it Happen

We’re not just consultants—we’re doers. There's nothing we'd rather do than roll up our sleeves and implement the initiatives and systems we’ve created across digital and social platforms, across multiple offices and regions, in print and in pixels. We take a "rapid response" approach to market feedback and we’re ready to make changes quickly. Tell us when and where, and we'll be there.

YES, GOOD STORIES ARE IMPORTANT. BUT TELLING THEM WELL IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT.

WHAT WE DO

Generally we’re generalists. We like to take the big picture but solve the small stuff, too. We offer a range of services and tools to help your organization define (or refine) your message, tell compelling stories, and create an infrastructure that supports your next phase of growth.

We can work as a consultant or as an embed in your existing marketing department. We can handle specific assignments or remain on-call for those random fire drills that always seem to hit at the most inopportune times.

(And, if we can’t do it, we know someone who can.)

STRATEGY

Positioning, messaging and overall communications strategy

New market / new service strategy

Client research

Client satisfaction surveys

Market audits

STORIES

Brand and identity

Thought leadership, content generation, writing and editing

Social and digital media strategy

Proposals, pitches and presentations

Internal communications strategy

SYSTEMS

Marketing structure and organization

Guidelines, standards and templates

CRM systems analysis and implementation

Professional training for marketing teams

OUR CLIENTS ARE GREAT

And we like to think we make them greater. Here are a few of the incredible companies and organizations we’ve collaborated with in the last few months. You belong on this list.