Hello 2023! There is a genuine excitement and readiness that comes with the beginning of the year. The energy is palpable. I know The Savage Way team was lucky enough to take the holiday break to relax, spend time with friends and family and reflect on the previous year.
10 Year Anniversary: how is that even possible, but we celebrated our decade in business. The amount of love that we felt from our clients, friends and family was extraordinary. It was the perfect moment to celebrate what we’ve accomplished and ignite a new passion for 2023.
1 Year in our new Warehouse Studio!
Tons of new Clean Graffiti clients & we traveled to San Francisco, CA, and Racine & Kenosha, WI this year!
Over 80 Custom Moss Art projects including installations in Credit One Stadium in Charleston, Truist Headquarters in Uptown Charlotte, Keller Williams Chattanooga, TN, and many more.
Introduced our Moss Art Rental Walls. (reach out to us for more info!)
Welcomed 5 new Moss Artist team members! Plus brought on some amazing contractors for Graphic Design, Sign making / Vinyl Printing and installations.
The Savage Way has big visions for our future. We are constantly improving, innovating and finding ways to reach new levels. We push ourselves in both Moss Art and Clean Graffiti. Here is a glimpse into these two sectors and what we are calling-in for the next 365 days.
Moss Art / Biophilic design is huge in the design world and we are grateful to be a big part of it. Our experience and creativity help to make us a go-to, local source for preserved green walls. In addition to the green walls, acoustic panels, and logos that we are known for, we are pushing the line with our integration of paint and moss. Our incredible team of artists collaborate on ideas and we CAN’T WAIT to bring some new styles and lines to our online shop this year.
Clean Graffiti continues to be a sleeper horse for marketing and advertising companies across the country. Our eco-friendly sidewalk messaging is the perfect shake-up to the media buy. Clients are constantly asking for the next best thing, what else can they do beyond magazine ads, billboards, and digital ad buys. Clean Graffiti (aka Reverse Graffiti) allows the client to target their audience exactly where they walk everyday – the sidewalk. Everyone is looking down at their phone already, so what better way to reach them than to put a positive, fun, applicable message pressure-washed onto the dirty sidewalk?! It’s eye-catching, innovative and sure to spark a conversation. The beauty of working with The Savage Way on a guerrilla-style marketing campaign like Clean Graffiti, is that we’ve operated in 75+ cities across the United States. Our team is experienced, target-audience focused and a breeze to work with.
THINGS ARE LOOKING UP
2023 is going to be full of creative energy. We all feel that we are just scratching the surface with some of our offerings. Our heads will be down working, researching, and finding new ways to integrate into the art and marketing scene. If you, your company or clients are looking for a new, creative approach to get your name out – either with a preserved moss branded logo, or sidewalk ads – The Savage Way is the team for you! Reach out to us at [email protected] to start the conversation.
Charlotte is now officially a soccer city, and we are here for it! Charlotte FC, our city’s first professional MLS team, has taken the Queen City by storm. Did you catch the last game against Nashville SC? Our guys electrified the arena with a 4-1 win! It was incredible.
Here at The Savage Way, we had the opportunity to collaborate with Charlotte FC on a Clean Graffiti campaign. Our guerilla style of outdoor advertising was used to create some hype around the inaugural season and asked the important question, “Are You Ready to Party?!” We placed 18 Clean Graffiti spots in high foot-traffic areas to spread the word. Spots ended up in areas such as Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Elizabeth, Uptown, and Wesley Heights.
The design of the stencil for this reverse graffiti campaign consisted of a crown, along with the words “Are You Ready to Party?” and the Instagram handle; @charlottefc. The four-point crown represents the team’s logo, the tagline enhances the energy, and the handle is so you can connect with the team first hand. This eco-friendly medium is an innovative way to connect with the audience.
Clean Graffiti is created by making a contrast on the sidewalk using high pressure water over a custom stencil. (A Clean Message on a Dirty Sidewalk as we always say). Not only is reverse graffiti eco-friendly, but it’s an eye-catching message that can be used for brand awareness campaigns, events or a call-to-action. The spots can be placed anywhere a sidewalk is present making it not only creative, but accessible to everyone.
So yeah, we are ready to party! The energy that Charlotte FC is bringing to this city is palpable. Stoked to have another team to cheer for! Learn more about Charlotte FC and get game updates on their website & Instagram.
If you live in Charlotte, NC, then you’ve certainly seen the hot new restaurant with the jungle vibes making its way around the internet by now. This is Para and we had the honor of creating some really special moments of interior design with our Moss Art. One of the owners is Chet Desai and he has been a client and friend of The Savage Way for years now. When we first started this company (and when we were still doing social media and marketing work) we helped him open Stache House & Lounge in Southend. Well things have come full circle as we were able to help him on his latest restaurant venture, Para.
We created two standout green wall moments for this contemporary, modern style restaurant and bar. The desire was to feel like you were walking into a lush and luxurious establishment like you would in Miami or NYC – but right here in the Queen City. Para will deliver a globally influenced menu built from fresh, high-quality ingredients – a little something for everyone.
Now for the Green Walls…The Moss Art
The first is this 12’w x 8.5’h gorgeous fern, foliage and moss wall that showcases the Para logo in gold painted letters. Green walls made of moss and other preserved plants are ideal for clients who want the look and feel of a plant wall but do not want to be concerned with maintaining it or killing the plants. All of the plants that you see have gone through an extensive preservation process so there is no need for water, drainage, sunlight or a costly maintenance package. We love how this piece acts as a center piece for the restaurant.
The second moss installation we created was a green wall for the bar fronts on the opposite side of the building. In total it is over 90 sqft of coverage. Using sheet moss, mood moss and reindeer moss, all preserved, we created this dimensional, textural, plant look to help tie into the lux feel of the entire place.
We also created this custom Mood Moss channel that lives behind the banquette seating. Just another little nod to the beauty of nature and the care and effort that went into every nook and cranny of Para.
We are always honored to have repeat customers and to have a client that trusts us to help bring a vision on paper into real life. Cheers to grand openings (officially open 1/19/22), cheers to using mother nature in interior design and cheers to friends bringing their dreams to life.
Our Moss Art offerings have grown and evolved over time. We started out making custom moss logos, and now we are working hand-in-hand with interior designers and architects to include Moss Art into the plans for new buildings. Recently, our friends over at Southpark Interiors hired us to create two gradient Moss Walls for a luxury apartment complex.
Three30Five is a newly remodeled apartment in South End and they have lot of great things to offer residents. Check out some of their amenities. We LOVED creating the Three30Five Moss Walls for their upstairs lounge area. Since our moss is preserved, there is no need for any ongoing maintenance; no watering, no sunlight, no drainage needed.
These Moss Art walls were a labor of love from our team. Measuring 3′ x 8′ and 5′ x 8′, our team was able to conquer the gradient pattern throughout the entire piece. Check it out.
Moss Walls by #thesavageway for Three30Five in Charlotte, NC.
Preserved moss walls require no maintenance. Just enjoy, like art!
Moss gradient pattern for Charlotte, NC local apartment company Three30Five.
Love the detail of the inset wood letters inside the moss art.
#thesavageway Moss Artists, Brooke Burch and Ashley Schewzyk, pose in front of the Three30Five Moss Art wall in South End.
As our moss offerings continue to expand, we look forward to all of the creativity that it will unleash in us. The possibilities truly are endless. Our approach to using preserved moss is to create pieces that are modern, pop art. Lot of fun colors and designs. Stay tuned for all of the fun upcoming projects we have in the works!
2018 was a big year for us, and 2019 is going to be even bigger. In case you need an update on what exactly #thesavageway is up to these days, here is a little about us.
#thesavageway is the brainchild of two women: Torrie Savage and Paula Bartlett. Established in 2012, this creative duo has grown a business that flourishes on the unexpected in the marketing world. From Clean Graffiti to Moss Art, #thesavageway is anything but ordinary. Positive attitudes, earth-friendly and fun, this team will make your business standout.
We call ourselves a creative agency because what we do is highly creative. We love pushing ourselves to approach marketing in a different way. Our goal is to always create partnerships with our clients and to create fun, eye-catching campaigns or art that will create a buzz.
If you live in or around Charlotte, you’ve definitely seen our Clean Graffiti work on the sidewalks. Using a stencil and a pressure washer, we create targeted marketing campaigns for clients in an untapped location – the sidewalk. These creative messages are made using only water – no bleach, no acid, no paint – It’s. Just. Water.
Here are some fast facts:
We have worked in over 55 cities including New York City, Boston, Portland, OR, New Orleans, and many more.
We work in a variety of industries, but have seen huge success in the healthcare, public communication and development realms.
We are the leaders in the United States for reverse graffiti. Our duel marketing background allows us to create a fresh campaign from start to finish that correlates with other brand advertising initiatives and creates a full-circle plan.
Will travel anywhere in the USA!
Moss Art is made by using preserved plants to bring a company logo or design element to life. And what we consistently hear from our clients is that they love that our product requires absolutely zero maintenance. That’s right…no watering, drainage or sunlight required!
Our Moss Art work spans both the corporate and residential realm, however, we find that the corporate side is our primary focus. We hold our clients’ hands from the beginning and guide them to what will be the best decision for their space.
We’ve created pieces for restaurants, hotels, law firms, finance firms, apartment complexes, CBD shops, coworking spaces, and events.
We’ve sent our work to New York, Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alabama, Connecticut, Ohio and all over North Carolina.
Moss Art is maintenance-free – meaning it requires no water, light, drainage or ongoing care.
Moss is a natural humidity indicator.
All of our moss is handpicked and harvested.
What does Creative Marketing mean to us? Anything and everything. We are the people that you call when you have a crazy idea and you need someone to bring it to life. We LOVE when we get a random phone call that starts with… “#thesavageway was the first team that came to mind.”
We help with staffing promo teams, street teams, creating brand ambassadors, conceptualizing guerilla marketing tactics for large corporations, and developing robust out-of-the-box pitch ideas.
We have a fully staffed team ready to hit the streets at your event.
Our highly trained brand ambassadors are great representatives for your company.
We have worked with Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas Healthcare System) on a month-long Cardiovascular outreach campaign.
We are #thesavageway. We’re not your typical creative house. We constantly push ourselves to think differently. We approach campaigns with different lenses. We are excited about what we do. And we want to work with companies that push the line. Brands that are looking to stand out, create a social buzz, and break out of the same-ole-same-ole are exactly who were are looking to partner with in 2019.
We’re jazzed up about our current projects. But more importantly, we’re ready for you!
The Charlotte Crown has never looked so good! We adore this Custom Moss Art piece that we created for a client in their 4th Ward home in Charlotte, NC. This piece is almost 3′ wide and fits perfectly in the foyer entrance of this neighborhood high rise.
If you are interested in learning more about this Crown Moss Art or something that you are dreaming up in your head, please shoot us an email ([email protected])! We love to be creative with clients and find a way to make your office lobby, conference room, or home foyer look way cooler (and greener!).
Love the detail of this custom artwork for a client. #thesavageweay
It’s all in the details with Moss Art by #thesavageway.
Moss Art is better than a living wall because there is no maintenance or watering required. Just enjoy. #thesavageway
What does your business promote? When we had the chance to do a Clean Graffiti campaign with local Charlotte yoga studio, Yoga One, they knew exactly what they wanted to put out into the world; Love one another. Such a simple, yet profound statement.
Clean Graffiti for Charlotte yoga studio, Yoga One in the Dilworth & Plaza Midwood areas.
Such a positive way to use Clean Graffiti. Yoga One spreads Love One Another message. #thesavageway
Clean Graffiti campaign for Yoga One in Charlotte, NC. #thesavageway
We placed 12 Clean Graffitispots around their two studios, located in Plaza Midwood and the newly opened studio in Dilworth. Using a play on their logo, as well as the phrase that represents the lifeline of their wellness practice, Yoga One was able to connect with the public in a subtle, relatable way. We received several Instagram messages from people who spotted a Clean Graffiti spot and snapped a pic.
Instagram message from Amber Miller (@amberjenelle) after she spotted the Yoga One message of love. #thesavageway
Kudos to this amazing company for harnessing the power of positivity on the sidewalk.
Paula & Torrie of #thesavageway hosting a Google Hangout for NoDa Brewing Company beer lovers.
NoDa Brewing Company is looking to hire a full time Social Media Strategist in the Charlotte, NC area. That’s right, NoDa Brewing Company, one of the original and most award-winning breweries in the area is growing their team. The question becomes, who is going to fill these creative shoes? This woman/man will be working for a family-owned company that values quality beer and quality people. From the NoDa Brewing website:
“After the beer, NoDa Brewing Company is all about our people. Whether they help make the beer, sell the beer or serve the beer, every person here is a vital part of our culture and makes what we do more enjoyable on a day-to-day basis. Without these people there is no NoDa Brewing.”
ABOUT NODA BREWING COMPANY: NoDa Brewing Company was opened in 2011 with a 15 bbl brewhouse (2229 N. Davidson St., Charlotte) and in late 2015, opened a second production location (2921 N. Tryon, Charlotte), with tap room, housing its 60 bbl brewhouse. NoDa Brewing currently has seven year-round beers with multiple seasonal offerings available on-tap at local bars & restaurants and the brewery’s tap rooms including five year-round can options. Look and ask for NoDa on tap at your local restaurant and bar. For more, visit www.NoDaBrewing.com.
NoDa Brewing Company is hiring a Social Media Strategist. Apply today to [email protected]
We are honored to be helping the NoDa Brewing Company crew find this social media leader. You can find the job description and application items below or at the Charlotte Agenda Job Posting here. Please DO NOT CONTACT NODA BREWING ABOUT THIS JOB (they are busy making delicious beer and helping the Charlotte community). That is what we (#thesavageway) are here for! Email us at [email protected] and provide with all the info below. We will be in touch! Cheers!
Position: Social Media Strategist Company: NoDa Brewing Company Status: Full Time Rate: Salary, based on experience Benefits: Company paid Medial Benefits (the first of the month following start date), Paid Vacation and Sick Benefits, 401k Benefits, Company provided Computer & Phone
OVERVIEW The Social Media Strategist will be the voice and storyteller of NoDa Brewing Company. This role requires a person to be thoughtful, creative, community-based, engaging and a problem-solver. The ideal candidate can both take a beautiful Instagram picture and articulate the complexities of a beer in a blog post – all while being on-brand. Community is a big part of the NoDa Brewing Company and the candidate will need to integrate themselves into the beer community with a positive attitude.
RESPONSIBILITES: MANAGE -Manage the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high quality content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat, Pinterest, Etc -Become a storyteller for the brand while still implementing brand standards -Ensure that consumer social media experiences align with overall company goals and visions -Occasionally promote content through social advertising
ENGAGE -Execute day-to-day, real-time consumer communications through social media – Focus will change with days, months, seasons, and industry events -Communicate with all fans and followers via social media to create a strong network (i.e. replying to all comments/inquires and starting organic conversations) -Implement and understand hashtags – be able to create and manage campaigns
PLAN -Create a regular publishing schedule -Implement an editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns -Design social media strategies to achieve marketing goals
ANALYZE -Analyze traffic trends and develop recommendations and strategies for improvement (i.e. implement roadmap for increasing engagement/followers, ideal number and style of posts, measures for success) -Conduct monthly social media and website analysis and summary report
REQUIREMENTS: -2-3 years Social Media Marketing experience, Bachelors Degree Required -Strong, professional written and verbal communication skills with an attention to detail. -In-depth understanding of Internet trends (memes, viral marketing strategies, new technology, internet lingo) and ability to apply these to everyday tasks. -Working knowledge of current video & photo editing apps (this of course goes along with knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook – you know, the basics). -Must be enthusiastic (you’d be working for a brewery – this should be the easy part!) -Must be self-driven & manage time efficiently. -Ability to use the right and the left sides of your brain. We need you to be wildly creative, but also strategic with a good eye for detail. -Being social is a huge plus. NoDa Brewing drives engagement by engaging partners, influencers and beer drinkers where they are. A big part of the job will be actively interacting with people and companies talking about NoDa Brewing online and IRL. -Have a finger on the pulse of the craft beer industry as well as relevant lifestyle and media trends. (oh and a love for craft beer is strongly preferred).
CONTACT INFO: If you’re interested, please forward your resume and answer the following questions in an email to [email protected]. DO NOT CONTACT THE BREWERY!!!
Why do you want to work for a brewery?
If you had 8 hours free time, what would you do?
What’s your favorite beer style and why?
What are 2 items on your “bucket list”?
If you could grab a beer with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?