CREATIVE brand activation tailored for your business



James Mowdy founded BSPOKE in 2011. His clients and colleagues have called him a “consummate brand activation expert” and “creative analytic” who delivers “real-world results.” James built Santa Fe Opera's first strategic storytelling plan, revived and redirected this brand's presence on Twitter and developed a bespoke brand training experience for SFO apprentice singers. His Periscope insights were featured in PR Daily and presented at PR News' San Francisco Conference (2016).

Since 2013, James' brand communications and strategy skills have played a critical role across various health, wellness and organizational initiatives at the University of California, San Francisco. James and BSPOKE also provide corporate communications oversight and management, brand activation training experiences and one-to-one Brand Therapy for founders and small business owners. Born in San Francisco, James is an Americano-drinking, recovering Crossfitter, as well as an opera-loving AvGeek. Contact James here.    



In the same way a tailor transforms fine fabric into a made-to-measure garment, we activate your business with bespoke brand strategy, communications, and real-world engagement with return. Our custom-fit, BSPOKE approach positions your brand for sustained success. 


BSPOKE works with individuals, teams and the C-suite across a variety of strategy, communications and training briefs. BSPOKE helps you build authentic brand strategies that envision and achieve short and long term business goals.


Engaging storytelling with innovative social marketing strategies, our proprietary b|print process supercharges brand communications for both early stage businesses as well as established brands.


BSPOKE training briefs specialize in social media and brand strategy, website UX, pitch deck development, executive speaking engagements and bespoke brand experiences.

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Schedule an in-person meeting with BSPOKE in San Francisco, or opt for a live video consultation from wherever you are. 

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“The insight [James] has provided for my business has been invaluable.”

“When you think of a consummate brand activation expert, think of James Mowdy and BSPOKE. James has worked successfully with a number of our clients and is always strategic about how to identify brand attributes, articulate brand differentiation and then implement programs to leverage brand awareness. One of his great specialty areas is his capacity to utilize social media to elevate brand buzz. I recommend him highly."

—David Landis, CEO, Landis Communications, Inc., San Francisco 

"James is what I like to call a creative analytic. He has the ability to come up with these wildly creative marketing ideas while simultaneously providing a practical strategy for implementing them. The insight he has provided for my business has been invaluable."

—Vee Gilbert, Founder, BrownBeautyBabe.com | Founder, Cocoa Made

“James is 100% results-oriented in everything he does, and he goes about it with unbridled energy, intelligence, and creativity.”

"How can I put into words what a true agency leader, brand storyteller, creative social media writer and engagement expert can do for your business, and your brand? Three words: Real-World Results.  James is 100% results-oriented in everything he does, and he goes about it with unbridled energy, intelligence, and creativity. I highly recommend James to any brand, business, or client, as he can strategically help take a brand or company to the next level." 

—Jay Randy Gordon, Digital Marketing Communications & Media Consultant

"Like most businesses, mine required more focus and a reiteration of core values.  James did the heavy lifting through a tactical interview and research process, thereby extracting what differentiated my brand from the competition. I'm pleased with the results and more confident with the path my business is now traveling."

—Elliott Bringman, Owner, Elliott Bringman Yoga


“James combines a keen sense of vision with tremendous practical experience in negotiating the shifting shoals of social media platforms.”


"James Mowdy is a motivated and visionary professional who is uniquely effective for any individual or company looking to strengthen, focus and deepen their brand through various online platforms and social media tools. If you're open to new and powerful ways of telling your story (or your company's), contact James. You won't regret it."

—Jonathan Blalock, Development and Patron Services Manager, Opera Saratoga | SVP Digital Marketing, Roven Records

"James combines a keen sense of vision with tremendous practical experience in negotiating the shifting shoals of social media platforms. His work in promoting my biography of John O. Crosby, founder of The Santa Fe Opera, was both incisive and creative, and he has a weather eye for identifying branding opportunities that others would miss. One cannot go wrong with his expertise, energy, and enthusiasm."

—Craig A. Smith, author of "A Vision of Voices: John Crosby and The Santa Fe Opera"


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Follow BSPOKE’s journey through brand research and exploration, the potential of creative co-branding, social media optimization and more. From the Bay Area to Southern California, New Mexico, and abroad, James shares his vision and unique perspective on storytelling and brand strategy.



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