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 A Day in the Life on the Left Coast


A Day in the Life on the Left Coast

At Left Coast Marketing & Design we have five core values we hold very close to us. These values are something every member of the team upholds, making sure we get the work done and have fun doing it. We believe these to be very important aspects of our business model ensuring our work is efficient and effective.

1. Customer Service is our #1 Service

2. Project Management is in our DNA

3. Love What You Do

4. Love Who You Work With

5. Work + Life = Balance

Whether we’re working on a design project, strategizing a digital marketing plan, or in the studio for a product shoot, we always make sure to keep our values in mind. It’s rare you find work which includes client visits in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Sonoma County and Napa Valley wine country. Below, we’ll show you a behind the scenes look at Life on the Left Coast and the madness to all our methods.


1. Customer Service Is Our #1 Service - Our clients are our #1 priority. We make sure to do all we can on our end to satisfy the needs of those we with whom we are doing business - having a plan, staying organized, and keeping a clear line of communication really strengthens the relationships we have developed through the years. Product photoshoots, for example, can be hectic at times, but always come together with an organized plan. We have our photo studio separate from the office, and if desired, we even go in to the clients’ studio space to get the job done! After the shoot, come all the edits - quite a timely process, but staying organized is what gets us through to a successful outcome.

2. Project Management Is In Our DNA - Design is one part of the creative services we offer, whether you need a logo refreshed, a brand revitalized, or innovative print material completed for your company, we got you covered. Our project manager, Jon Strachan, keeps his head fully wrapped around all of the projects coming down the pipeline to ensure efficiency and successful completion of projects on time and in budget. With more than 50 open projects at any given time, it is important for everyone on the team to understand and apply the importance of project management. Once we have full control over the projects at hand, we are then able to take our creative powers and put them to use. We work as a collaborative team and love to have brainstorming sessions to let all creative perspectives run free!

3. Love What You Do - One of our favorite tasks here at Left Coast are client visits! This means going out in the field and reaching each and every client. This point of contact means so much to us; we try and go as often as possible - after all, customer service is our #1 service! We love helping develop and execute innovative plans for our clients in their digital marketing and design efforts, making sure they have everything they need to carry on their business with a strong and consistent web presence and print materials.

4. Love Who You Work With - The team at Left Coast Marketing & Design is small but mighty. With less than 15 people on the team, we have a strong group of creatives putting their minds together to bring Sonoma County and Napa Valley closer and closer to achieving their marketing and design goals. There is nothing better than team lunches, jokes at the office (thanks to Jon and Dan), and client team outings! We can’t wait to see the team grow and the business thrive!

5. Work + Life = Balance - Mixing work with pleasure is an unstated rule here. We give our team the freedom to get their work done in their most productive place. Out by the pool, in the home office, or even working vacation-style from places like Tahoe and Cabo! It just makes Life on the Left Coast that much sweeter! We all have our sanctuaries and favorite spots and we are so lucky we are not cooped up in a cubical all day long!


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New Member Feature: Mallory Anderson

We are excited to have a new member on the Left Coast Marketing team, Project Coordinator Mallory Anderson. Mallory is the first of hopefully many Summer Interns that we will develop as part of our NEW internship program. Mallory hails from my alma mater CSU Chico and is preparing for her senior year where she will soon graduate and head out into the great big world. Oh yeah...she is also pretty handy with the camera and shoots portraits and general landscape. We are very excited to have Mallory on the team!

Here is a brief bio in Mallory’s own words: I was born and raised in Petaluma, CA and am currently painting my path on my way to a career. I love the outdoors and adventuring which led me to choosing Chico State as my school of choice to earning a degree. I am majoring in Communication Design with a focus in Media Arts, and double minoring in Marketing and Broadcasting.

Some of the projects we have Mallory working on presently include Customer & Prospect Data Mgmt, Digital Marketing Support, Design & Photography Project Support, Direct Mail Campaigns, and General Sales Support. In addition, Mallory is going to leverage her education in Communication Design to polish up our standard operating procedures and to formally build out our college internship program for both CSU Chico and CSU Sonoma students. Having worked hard to get through college myself, I recognize the importance of the work experience I received each summer break and truly appreciate the mentors that have come into my life who are with me to this day. Giving back to the community and helping young people to help themselves has been an important Core Value for my family and it is very satisfying to bring that into our company culture at Left Coast Marketing.

~ by Owner Dan Chapin



Behind the Scenes

One of our three Core Values at Left Coast Marketing is:
"Work Hard Play Hard with our Customers and Our Team."

In this last month, we got to participate in A Ruby Affair, the 40th Anniversary for the Wine Road!  A wine barrel that we sponsored was transformed into a piece of art, and was on display with many others.  In this last month, we also published our Summer Issue for our Wine Country Lifestyle Magazine, customized for Geyser Peak!  Click here to flip through the pages.  We even observed our local firefighters put out a fire in downtown Healdsburg, and are happy to know that everyone was safe.  Lots has happened behind the scenes.  Stay tuned at your favorite social media outlet!  Find us on on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.



Meet New Members of the LCM Team

Embarking upon Fall has us all waking up a little earlier and going to bed a little later to prepare for the holiday crunch.  Whether you are going through Harvest or preparing inventory for the gifting season, there is indefinitely a never-ending list.  With the turn of seasons, we have also turned into a team here at Left Coast Marketing.  We are ready to take on your list.  Meet the new team.  Fun and professional - full of spunk, and ready to sail this ship.  


Kareem Elhadidi

Outgoing and always on time. I’m here to lighten the load and take some things off your plate… maybe take you golfing… Cheers! 

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Alicia Connell

As a chemist with a color wheel, I carry a magic wand for your down days of feeling the business blues.  A true trail blazer that can transform wacky into wonderful!

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Chelsea Bond

Branding is my cup of tea.  Every design I touch takes into account the complexities of your target customer, your mission statement, and worldly trends.  It’s like science!

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We are doing a Holiday Road Show!

Well, we may not be SO Tommy Boy style, but it will be a good time!

Well, we may not be SO Tommy Boy style, but it will be a good time!

Keep your ears perked, you may hear us from miles away!
Our sales team is out to discuss our services to support you in the holiday season.

This Week's Schedule:

  • Wednesday:

    • Dry Creek Valley

    • Alexander Valley

    • Healdsburg

  • Thursday:

    • Russian River Valley

    • Santa Rosa

  • Friday

    • Napa Valley

    • St. Helena

    • Calistoga