South Florida & Pittsburgh Branding Agency | Top Hat
"we are awesome"
We know how the modern-day agency is run. That’s why we’re hell-bent on conducting ourselves differently.
Top Hat is boutique by design. We’re dedicated to the client experience, the process and consistent communication through every step.
We’ve never been interested in taking on as many projects as possible. It’s our mission to embrace the right projects so that we can focus on every detail and provide a great experience.
When we hit capacity, we’re at capacity. We don’t overload ourselves just to chase after the almighty dollar. We won’t sacrifice the client experience and the quality of our work to bring in more clients. It’s ultimately not what’s best for you or for us.
The difference between working with Top Hat or someone else? Well, you can say it’s black and white.
Ben Butler, APRCertified Cicerone®
Creative Director, Partner
Pushing ourselves to
oblivion and our work
to eleven since 2013.
Our work isn’t “safe,” mindlessly done or made to score a quick paycheck. We look for ambitious, cutting-edge solutions that solve problems in unexpected ways. Every decision is strategic and each result is intentionally crafted.
We’ll push ourselves to oblivion for your deadline, your challenges and for world-class quality of work.
These Guts Get Glory
We're not here to win awards. They're just a symptom of our outrageous client success.
The Best (of 2020) (#6) - Iron City Beer
The Best in Packaging (#4) - Iron City Beer
31 of the Best Made Websites from August 2020
30 Best-Looking Beer Cans in America: Reuben's Brews Double Crush
Silver Addy - Leaf Website
Silver Addy - IC Light Sport Schedule Posters
Silver Addy - BBIS Beer System Design
PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence
Integrated Communications > Consumer Products > Food and Beverage
WebAwards Outstanding Website
Hermes Creative Awards — Platinum
Hermes Creative Awards — Gold
Awwwards User's Choice
Hermes Creative Awards — Gold
What types of businesses do you work with?
All types. Since opening our doors in 2013, we've worked with 50+ industries on 4 continents.
Our diverse experience makes us a valuable partner, especially if you're looking for fresh ideas. The tendency for agencies who specialize in one industry is to get complacent or into a rut of stagnant, cookie-cutter ideas. By being exposed to a wide world of businesses, people and challenges, we are constantly learning and refining our craft.
What's your specialty?
Our capabilities range from research, to branding, to web, to full-scale marketing communications campaigns.
We're able to take an organization that has nothing but a business plan and lead them through the full journey from brand to web to go-to-market.
We're able to take an organization looking for a total reevaluation through a reinvention of its identity and approach.
We've found that this integrated, one-stop-shop service journey is hard to find existing under one roof.
And even if you're only looking for a standalone service — like branding or web — our wider perspective will enhance the end-result.
Do you outsource?
No. All of the work we do is performed by our in-house staff.
From time to time we do consult and collaborate with nuanced industry experts for special projects best suited to their skill sets. Like bringing in legendary Pittsburgh illustrator Ron Mahoney for select Iron City projects, or Daniel Gurwin for intensive hand-lettering projects.
For transparency, any collaborations we do are called out in our posts and case studies.
How quickly can you get me a quote?
Within (1) business day. Fill out our contact form to get started.
Do you have account managers?
No. We don't utilize account managers, project managers, or middle management.
All of our projects are managed directly by our founder and creative director.
When can you start my project?
We're currently able to start projects within 5-7 five business days.
What are your prices?
Pricing for most of our services start around $10,000 and scale up depending on your project needs.
Send us a note to get a down-the-dollar price.
Do you offer financing plans?
We offer 12 month (no interest), 18 month (25% interest), and 24 month (35% interest) financing plans.
What payment methods do you accept?
Check, credit card, ACH/EFT, and wire transfers.