To transform our media incubator members’ otherwise bootstrapped projects into sustainable businesses, we do our research, invest with creative capital, and provide a vast suite of services. As a full-service studio, we offer the same in-house creative, technology, and advertising expertise à la carte.
Whether you are a young media brand who needs help with design, editorial, and strategy, or a larger organization aiming to innovate and solve complex problems, we can help you achieve those goals, big and small.
We look years into your company’s editorial future, create a content roadmap that will start all the right conversations, and help you implement it.
Design & Identity
After taking a close look at your brand, we work with you to create the best possible version of your brand identity. Members of our team have carried home a plethora of design awards in the past, and we intend to win many more.
From front-end development and information architecture to scalability and customized content management platforms, we are a full-stack digital studio. Working with the best web designers and developers in the industry, we plan for tomorrow. And then build it today.
We speak experiential marketing like it’s our only job, and organize conferences, summits, and intimate brand affairs we would love to attend ourselves.
Building strong and sustainable bonds with the right advertisers is imperative to your brand and its financial growth. We know and understand brands and advertisers alike, and create relationships that will be meaningful for all parties involved, including your audience.
Thanks to close relationships with our environmentally friendly printing, binding, and fulfillment centers, we are always ready to print and distribute on mass-market domestic and international scale.
As our tools, networks, and audiences constantly evolve, we believe the key to successful reach is not just understanding the newest technology, but also steering it. Wayward Wild is making bold moves in the technologies of podcasting, digital content management systems, and video distribution.
PR & Marketing
We know broadcasting a vision is integral to the long-term success of any brand, and we excel at it. From market research to awareness campaigns and distribution offerings, we will deliver your mission to the best possible audiences, at the right time, on the most fitting platform.
The recurring revenue of a subscription model is the solid foundation on which many content companies survive and thrive. In the overlap of our digital technology team and our brand strategists lies Wayward Wild’s expert ability to roadmap and develop a scalable subscription model for your digital or physical product.
Fair and timely compensation for creatives is one of our core values. We work with your editorial team to facilitate and negotiate cross-promotion and licensing of your content to third parties.
We are mighty proud of our commitment to advance the technology available in the digital editorial industry. Wayward Wild’s future suite of digital products will be directly available to consumers and businesses alike, and not just reserved for our incubator members or studio clients.
Podcast Management & Distribution
As of October 2016, Wayward Wild has acquired an innovative platform for distributing and syndicating podcasts. Stay tuned as we unveil our first technology product, and our grand plans that complement it.
To Be Announced, 2017
Editorial Content Management, “Project TK”
The modern CMS (content management system) puts editorial needs secondary to those of advertisers. At Wayward Wild, we will focus on a future that builds a seamless experience for content creators and communities alike, while not underserving vital ad partners. Our technology team — previously responsible for founding, building, and scaling Virb, a DIY website builder with tens of thousands of customers worldwide — is on the case building the CMS of the future.
In addition to our in-house studio services and team of specialists, Wayward Wild offers primary access to companies and products which may typically be unaffordable and out-of-reach for small brands and businesses. Our partnerships mean that you — as our client or incubator member — have unfettered access to the services these organizations offer.
Here are just a few of the amazing companies and people we work with.
This one barely requires an introduction — but out of common courtesy — Apple is one of the world’s leading technology companies responsible for designing, developing, and selling preeminent software, electronics, and online services.
Vann Alexandra are public relations specialists who prefer the term “crowd experts.” Their strong suit is preparing, launching, and promoting crowdfunding campaigns, and their up-and-coming company has already raised over $20 million on Kickstarter.
Situated in a refurbished Williamsburg factory near the Brooklyn waterfront, Wythe Hotel is a favorite location for our events in New York City.
Wayward Wild publications are printed on the highest quality, 100% recycled Rolland paper that also happens to be beautiful. Did we mention that our paper manufacturer’s facilities are biogas energy-driven?
We print exclusively with Hemlock Printers, a carbon neutral printing facility in Vancouver that is strongly committed to environmental awareness and sustainability.
Coast to Coast Newsstand Services
A leading distributor of special interest periodicals in the U.S. and Canada, all Wayward Wild publications and clients are distributed domestically and internationally through Coast to Coast.
Our Creative Partners
Typeface. Lettering. Logo design. The Young Jerks have created a visual brand identity for Wayward Wild and we’ve gotta say, we love it. They have also worked with clients like the New York Times, MTV, the Ace Hotel, Carhartt, and McSweeney’s. We are excited to redefine the identities of select incubator brands with the help of this scrappy Brooklyn-based studio.
An illustrator, graphic designer, and art director, Lotta studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Rhode Island School of Design. After working for the Finnish fashion magazine Trendi, Pentagram, and RoAndCo, she now runs her own New York-based studio. Her clients include Hermès, Google, the New York Times, Volkswagen, IBM, Monocle, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Bloomberg Businessweek. And potentially, you.
John Morthanos is an expert in circulation and newsstand delivery, a field as niche and pivotal as some of our publications. Having worked in single-copy sales, audience development, creative services, and budget management for large-scale companies like Ziff Davis as well as special interest magazines, John is adept at handling magazines and circulations of all sizes.
Ryan Essmaker is a self-taught designer, developer, and photographer, as well as a co-founder of The Great Discontent, a publication of in-depth conversations with today's artists, makers, and risk-takers. Before working full-time on The Great Discontent, he served as creative director and head of product at the cross-disciplinary creative studio Crush & Lovely, and ran his own design and development studio in Michigan.
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