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our philosophy: left-brain creativity

Simply put, Left-Brain Creativity infuses an analytical, left-brain point of view into the creative, right-brain thinking you expect from an ad agency. It’s about developing ideas that are not only fresh, but ensure our clients spend their time and money being the smartest marketers they can be.

Does it work? The short answer is yes. The long answer comes in the form of recurring reports on analytics, measurement and tracking that tell you what was effective, what could have been more so, why, and how we think we can do even better the next time. Hint: the long answer also boils down to, “yes.”

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our services and clients

Williams Randall is a full-service ad agency providing expertise in six major disciplines to help our clients achieve their goals. Our intentionally diverse clientele—categories such as tourism, finance, insurance, utilities, healthcare, business-to-business and others—keeps our thinking both fresh and well rounded. Our exceptional service keeps you thinking you’re the only client on the roster.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Creative Strategy
  • Marketing Roadmaps
  • Annual Tactical Plans
  • Project Management
  • Budgeting
  • Audience Research
  • Market Research
  • Digital Strategy
  • Website Usability Testing
  • Surveys
  • Heat Mapping
  • Cross-channel
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Competitive Analyses
  • Social Media Strategy
  • B2B & B2C Strategy
  • Ad Campaign Concept & Development
  • Branding
  • Broadcast TV
  • Online Video
  • Terrestrial Radio
  • Streaming Audio
  • Online Display / Banner Ads
  • Email
  • Landing Pages
  • Print
  • Outdoor
  • Transit
  • Collateral
  • Direct mail
  • Logos
  • User research
  • User personas
  • Information architecture
  • Responsive design
  • Content strategy
  • Content development
  • Search engine optimization
  • Custom programming
  • CMS buildouts
  • Hosting
  • Mobile design
  • Integrated Media Planning
  • Traditional & Digital Media Placement
  • Buying Search Engine Marketing / Pay Per Click
  • Broadcast
  • Social Media
  • Print
  • Outdoor
  • Transit
  • Audio Streaming
  • Video Streaming
  • Online Remarketing
  • Contextual / Behavioral Advertising
  • Campaign Performance Tracking
  • Custom Analytics Reports
  • Dashboards
  • Website Analytics
  • Email Analytics
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Ad Testing

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our culture

We are more than a collection of departments; we are an agency. We’re a single group of people who all do what they do best, but thrive on collaboration to get the most out of the work. We genuinely recognize the need for someone else’s expertise. So we listen to each other. Inform each other. Improve each other. Because Left-Brain Creativity is the difference between merely working at the same place, and working together.

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our history

We opened our doors in 1979. Along the way we’ve won over our share of skeptics, won clients, won awards, lost every game of the 2010 softball season, and probably come closer than we’d like to admit to losing our minds a time or two. But we wouldn’t trade a minute of it. (With the possible exception of that 2010 season.)

1979 Charlie and Donna Williams open the doors to Williams Company with Templeton Coal as our first client
1984 Gerry Randall’s first day
1987 WR joins the Mac revolution
1988 First Communication Arts award; Forrest Sherer Insurance
1993 Williams Company named Agency of the Year
1994 Gerry Randall becomes partner
1995 WR, ahead of the curve, designs first client website; Glas-Col
1996 WR opens Indianapolis office
2001 First (and last) Annual WR Mustache-Growing Contest
2004 WR debut as Giant Balloon Wranglers in the 500 Festival Parade
2006 First Telly Award; Clabber Girl
2008 WR moves into current office, downtown Indianapolis
2009 WR wins national Marketing Sherpa award; Indiana Tourism
2010 WR goes 0-8 in agency league softball
2012 WR spearheads Super Bowl 46 statewide sandwich contest; Indiana Tourism
2016 WR moves headquarters to Indianapolis
2018 WR named Premier Google Partner
2019 WR celebrates 40th Anniversary (proud to still be partnering with Templeton Coal)
2020 WR launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team (See? Even 2020 had its good points.)
2023 Emiley Matherly named president
2024 Let the gears (and whatever else is in there) keep turning.

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