Branding & Marketing Project Grand Haven Community Center

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The City of Grand Haven owns and operates the Grand Haven Community Center, located in downtown Grand Haven, 421 Columbus Ave. The center was built in 1966, with an addition and major renovations completed in 2007. The Center operates as a performance venue, an arts center, a wedding reception venue, it has a commercial kitchen, several classrooms and 181 seat performance theatre. With over 15,000 square feet, the center has a variety of rooms for rent that should be promoted as such for life events, memorial services, bridal showers, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, talent shows and expos.

Project Overview

We are looking for the ideal marketing firm to create a new and exciting branding campaign as a future arts and cultural center. Our vision includes a venue name change, a new logo, website and marketing materials that can be utilized across social media platforms and in print. The facility should be promoted as a destination location for Grand Haven, selling the venue along with the community and all the enriching experiences it provides.

Project Goals

The goals of this project include:

  1. Creation of a brand strategy and logo
  2. Creation of marketing materials for print and social media
  3. Creation of video content for marketing of spaces
  4. Creation of a new website w/integrated reservation software

Scope of Work

As we move forward as an arts and cultural center, it will be critical to engage key stakeholders through surveys, community forums and dialogue. We anticipate the scope of work to include the following:

• Creation of a key stakeholder survey, conducting surveys (with the support of staff) and summarizing the findings of the survey in a creative communication tool

• Organization of a stakeholder forum to share the vision and obtain community input and support of the vision

• With input received from surveys and forum participation, create the brand, including a name for the facility, a logo, print and web-based social media materials, video materials, and a website that is interactive and includes scheduling software.

• RFP Submissions Due February 2, 2022


Char Seise

Ph.: 616.847.4889



Attn: Branding and Marketing Project

519 Washington Ave.

Grand Haven, MI 49417

PROPOSALS DUE BY: February 2, 2022

Hunter PR and Magrino PR are agencies worth considering.

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