Agency Brings Special Forces to Address Special Projects

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Nonbox Special Forces. Experts in high tech, sports marketing, retail, political, start-ups, and access to capital, launch new capabilities.

Nonbox Special Forces--smart, strategic and connected.

In response to today’s project-focused, accelerated time-to-market demands, Nonbox has assembled an experienced, all-star team—Special Forces for Special Projects. With offices in Portland, Milwaukee, Orlando and San Francisco, the Nonbox team draws upon years of successful brand development and marketing problem solving. New services and capabilities include capital acquisition, start-up services and advanced digital marketing.

With substantial depth of experience in technology, sports marketing, retail, political, outdoor and destination marketing the group has supported start-ups to Fortune 500 clients. Nonbox Special Forces has addressed problems as varied as facilitating the brand challenges in acquisitions, the relaunch of sports leagues, presidential campaigns, start-up identity building and capital raising for the acquisition of brand licenses.

Special Forces team members provide new and unique services for today’s business environment including:

Capital Acquisition Capabilities

Unique to Nonbox Special Forces is the addition of a capital acquisition capability to provide funding for emerging companies with ambitious growth objectives. Tom Seavey, a veteran of sales and brand licensing for such companies as Nike, Teva, Wenger Swiss Army, U.S. Marine Corps. Tom evaluates business opportunities that can help companies raise capital. He can assist company owners with the M&A process to sell their company or buy an add-on company. In addition, Tom works with Nonbox clients to help secure financing to fund their go-to-market strategies.

Start-up Services

Nonbox Special Forces have a long history of working with early stage companies and have helped start-ups with essential positioning, messaging and branding. Nonbox assists in business plan development, presentations to investment prospects as well as bringing prospective investors to the game. In many cases, Nonbox Special Forces assumes the role of the virtual marketing department.

Advanced Digital Marketing Capabilities
Nonbox Special Forces have developed special skills in digital marketing that deliver remarkable results. Honed on the political campaign battle field, the same strategies and tactics are now being used to deliver cost effective digital media campaigns for business and consumer clients.
Nonbox Special Forces is well suited for unique projects, large or small, where company executives seek smart, strategic counsel and execution—all in critical time frames. Nonbox was originally conceived by partners Steve Karakas and Bill Eisner as a unique approach to solving problems. The team has grown to include Ian Hamilton, Sports Marketing; BJ Bueno, Strategic Insight; Tim Parker, Creative Director and Tom Seavey, Capital Acquisition. Nonbox Special Forces has locations in Portland, Milwaukee, Orlando and the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out more at

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