The Challenge

We hit the road with Saia LTL Freight in 2018. As one of the leading carriers in the U.S. with over 95 years of experience—and millions of miles traveled—Saia came to us with a challenge: to help change the direction of their brand. And we delivered.  

The Approach

Our work as Agency of Record started with research and brand development. After tech consulting and developing a new look and feel and user flow, we had a roadmap that led to a three-month media pilot project in five of Saia’s main markets in 2019: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Detroit. In the following years, we expanded the campaign to national cable, radio, and streaming while continuing to provide digital and social content that echoes the brand’s direction.

In parallel to our external campaign work, we also launched an internal branding initiative to inspire the Saia team itself to help us drive change. We knew some of the most influential spokespeople for Saia were none other than employees themselves, so we worked closely to understand what drives them and highlight their contributions. Capturing their pride and purpose helped create a brand that’s both authentic and aspirational in broadcast and throughout terminals.

Our branding and content efforts even expand to recruitment, where we help Saia attract the talent that can strap in and speed up innovation. We’re proud to be part of the history of this iconic brand—and we won’t be hitting the brakes any time soon.

The Work

The Results

15.3 %

Increase Shipments per Workday

17.9 %

Increase in LTL Revenue per Shipment

36.6 %

Increase in Revenue YoY

20 +

New Terminals since 2018