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“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney.
Brainchild of Michael Gaizutis, a serial entrepreneur, RNO1 is a humble brand marketing consultancy. Over time, it has grown to become an award-winning, full-service, brand and digital agency with a brilliant team fueled to craft, design, and architect daring, delightful, and disruptive experiences. The company is deep-rooted on the west coast, with a global edge. The west coast is filled with innovation, disruption, and passion: which extends to the work produced and people involved.
RNO1’s Distinctive Approach
Sound + Strategy
Success is won over by a sound strategy. That’s why with every brand and digital opportunity, they define and deliver a fluid strategy scope.
Brand + Blueprint
Every great brand has a story: it’s the story you create, and they help shape, that drives a holistic brand experience. They help with that.
They leverage connective creative and disruptive digital to help their clients shape their brand stories, driving meaningful and memorable experiences.
Passionate + Partner
When clients and their idea come together they combine passion, redirected into a winning partnership.
Core Services Offered
Brand • Marketing Strategy
UX • UI Design
Web Design • Development
SEO • SEM
Knowing the Entrepreneur
Michael is an accomplished, decisive, knowledgeable Digital Brand Strategist and Marketing Storyteller with over a decade of experience developing successful client relationships while disrupting different markets. He has a track record of creating and leading successful teams that bring new ideas to market. Outside of the day-to-day, Michael is an active mentor and advisor for bootstrapped and well-funded startups, mid-sized, and lifestyle brands — worldwide.
Currently Principal of RNO1, a brand and digital agency — deep rooted on the WEST COAST, with a global edge. RNO1 is an award-winning, brand and digital agency with a brilliant team fueled to craft and architect, delightful and disruptive experiences. You’ll find the RNO1 team aligning with game¬-changing startups to larger brands, delivering meaningful and memorable brand and digital strategies.
RNO1’s Agency Founder, Michael Gaizutis, has recently aligned with Forbes.com as a contributing writer, and leading Brand and Digital industry expert.
The Impressive Product Portfolio
A collection of RNO1’s recent work, partnering with some of the most successful brands in the industries is as follows:
LOLIWARE- It is a disposable cup that one can actually eat instead of throwing away. It is the first and only edible disposable cup.
HKIT is a Bay Area architecture firm, since 1948, that enriches the community and environment: bringing enthusiasm, commitment, and invaluable experience to every project.
Curium leverages the brain power of PhD–level scientists and engineers to solve Biotech’s toughest problems.
Bright Antenna is a record label in the San Francisco Bay Area home to a diverse family of artists with one thing in common- ‘believing in the power of music to make the world a better place.’
Tilo is an award-winning design line of trikes created for school, day care, and preschool markets, carried by retailers worldwide.
BloomReach is the go-to Personalization Platform: a Platform that makes your content more discoverable, relevant and profitable.
Guidecraft was built upon the foundation of smart, beautifully crafted wooden toys for children, creating meaningful experiences.
Green Light Student Travel offers an exciting travel program with a personalized approach for educators, students, and parents.
Projects on the Pipeline
A sneak peek into the RNO1’s project pipeline, yet to launch and live:
GSV SP is a finance company that leverages the rapid global adoption of proven sustainable products.
FactorFive is a new Anti-ageing Serum with Stem Cell Technology., used to fight the signs of ageing. They are working closely between teams to launch this new product via digital channels.
JM- Jonny Moseley is an Olympic gold medalist, World Cup mogul and celebrity TV personality. They are igniting his profile and presence across web and digital touch points.
CloudwriX is a market leading technology sales company serving startups to Fortune 100 brands. Together they are developing designs and digital strategies that drive delight.
RNO1 Dynamic Timeline
2014 – 2016
A new design studio in Vancouver, Canada is setup to spearhead global growth. RNO1 Design Client RentMethod acquired by Airbnb. LOLIWARE (disposable + edible cup brand) airs on hit US TV Show, Shark Tank, taking large funding round from billionaire investor: Mark Cuban.
2012 – 2013
3 RNO1 Clients acquired between agency inceptions to current date: Adify by Cox Media Group + BonTerra Properties by DeLeon Realty + MetraTech by Ericsson.
2010 – 2011
RNO1 became a global agency with teams between San Francisco, Seattle, and Australia.
2008 – 2009
Got evolved into a daring + disruptive, full-service brand and digital agency, named “RNO1”.
2006 – 2007
They began as a small+ humble brand consultancy founded by Michael Gaizutis (a serial entrepreneur) based on the WEST COAST named Ruleno.1, which meant to livethebrand.
“Do what you love, and it’s not work. We love what we do, helping brands to shape connective+contagious experiences.”