Good, Fast and Cheap. Pick Two? Not Anymore. Drive-Thru Ideas Promises Small to Medium Size Business Big Advertising Agency Thinking at a Fraction of the Cost and Time

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After successful career at some of the world's largest advertising agencies, Dean Bastian recently started out on his own consulting for friends of friends. Along the way he discovered a vast number of businesses that are being underserved by what they can traditionally afford in terms of time and money, mainly small to medium business and start-ups. "Depending on their location or size, many businesses just don't have access to the talent they need to help drive their business growth. And if they do venture out to bigger markets to find that talent, it's generally priced beyond their means," Dean says. "Most of these business's needs are immediate, but working with large, layered firms requires long lead times to get the work out."

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We have a very simple idea for a start-up that was somewhat complicated to communicate. We did a conference call with Dean and just a few days later he came back to us with the 'solution,' and to this point we have merchandised it in a big way to illustrate the concept to our potential customers. His help has been invaluable and unbelievably quick.

    Would you like fries with that?

Just like a fast food restaurant, drivethruideas.com has menu board with items and prices. Depending on your appetite or needs, you can order a "Value Meal" or a "Side."

The "Value Meals" are combinations of bundled services while the "Sides" are the A La Carte versions of the same. Says Dean: "We offer everything from strategy to branding to the creative execution. Naming, logos, advertising, new product concepts, you name it we've done it. The costs are right out front. Nothing hidden. Just fill out the order form and we will get back to you quickly. But unlike some drive-thrus, there won't be any heartburn."

Today's technology levels the playing field.

Working virtually not only saves time, it saves money. Says Dean: "I can take an order over the phone or in person. The main thing I need is a good solid brief of the business problem that needs to be solved. Then I can get to work."

Because of Dean's experience and technological skills, the solution comes quickly and is spot on. He just finished a complete re-branding project for Dalcon Communications of Nashville TN. Dalcon is competing in the fast growing business VOIP segment and invited Dean to help re-position itself for future growth.

The big idea? Dalcon. Communicate. Simply.

David Condra, CEO of Dalcon, said, "Dean delivered a big idea to us in a matter of days and the idea has really taken off. He listened to our goals, analyzed the category and found an idea for us that delivers on exactly what we were looking for." The idea now infuses all of Dalcon's marketing and advertising efforts, which Dean is also overseeing.

Jeff Gould, partner in The Restaurant List Company is another satisfied customer. The concept involves a detailed list of restaurants that are distributed geographically to area hotels. "We have a very simple idea for a start-up that was somewhat complicated to communicate. We did a conference call with Dean and just a few days later he came back to us with the 'solution,' and to this point we have merchandised it in a big way to illustrate the concept to our potential customers. His help has been invaluable and unbelievably quick."

Want to Super-size it?

Although Dean is responsible for most of the output, through his years in the business he has many fields of expertise to call upon. Whether it is in the strategic phase or the execution you'll get the best minds in the business. Guaranteed.

For additional information on Drive-Thru Ideas contact Dean Bastian or place an order directly at http://www.drivethruideas.com. And if you need any further incentive, there is a free t-shirt with every purchase.

About Dean Bastian and Drive Thru Ideas. Drive Thru Ideas was founded in December of 2007 by Dean Bastian, an award winning advertising executive with more than 25 years experience at some of the top advertising agencies in the country.

After beginning his career in Chicago at Foote, Cone and Belding , he has worked for Ogilvy & Mather, Hal Riney and Partners, Young and Rubicam, J. Walter Thompson and most recently McCann Erickson. In 1992 he founded The Engine Room, an in house think tank, at JWT. He has won many industry awards including Andy's, Clio's, Communication Arts and Effie's and has a commercial on permanent display at the New York Museum of Contemporary Art.

He has worked in almost every major category including automotive, pharmaceutical, adult beverages, telecommunications and package goods for companies ranging from Coors Brewing, Oscar Mayer, Sherwin Williams, Gerber, Motorola, Sprint, Pearle Vision, Sam Adams and Marriott to name a few.

He has recently relocated to Knoxville TN.

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