Our story

We’ve spent the past 35 years helping companies sell their products direct to consumers. We’re direct marketers at heart (in fact, we’re still considered by many to be the best catalog agency on the planet), but today we’re more than that. Over the years, we’ve discovered that we have a knack for creating the strategy and the content that helps brands tell their stories across channels. Today, we partner with companies across the globe to do just that.

THOUGHT LEADERS

Each member of our leadership team is considered a thought leader in the direct marketing industry. They’re highly sought-after speakers and often write articles for industry publications. All without that pesky ego.

Meet the rest of the team

More Schmidlings than you can shake a stick at. But please don’t.

OUR OFFICES

KANSAS CITY

SAN FRANCISCO

  • I’ve never been more satisfied with an outside provider. We LOVE these guys!

    NINO VELLA / PRESIDENT, NEW PIG CORPORATION

  • Our experience with J.Schmid was a home run! They always make us think.

    RUSS GAITSKILL / PRESIDENT, GARNET HILL

  • I wouldn’t trust my brand with anyone but J.Schmid.

    TERRI ALPERT / CEO, UNO ALLA VOLTA

  • I’ve worked with many agencies over the years. Frankly, no one understands branding like J.Schmid. They’re simply the best.

    BARNETT HELZBERG / CHAIRMAN & CEO, HELZBERG DIAMONDS

Simple is better.

The red rubber ball is a classic toy that has stood the test of time. It is simple and functional in its design. It is merely a ball. Yet it begs for you to take a moment and have a little fun. It was not designed by a committee, nor tested in a focus group. We don’t marvel at its complicated construction or gaze at its dazzling details. The magic of the red rubber ball is in its simplicity. Let this be a reminder that the best ideas—the best things in life—are always SIMPLE.

The perfect balance of left-brain and right-brain thinking.

There are agencies who are strong at creative. There are also marketing companies who work wonders with data. There are few agencies, however, who manage to combine both under one roof. You’ve just found one. We like to consider ourselves the “Lennon & McCartney” of the agency world.

A PEEK INSIDE OUR WORLD

What we think about