PORTLAND, Ore. – Durham and Bates, a leading independent insurance brokerage with a century-long history, has selected Leopold Ketel to help the company write its next chapter.

Durham and Bates has enlisted Leopold Ketel, a boutique creative shop located in Portland, to provide brand research and strategy development, as well as design and advertising services, to evolve the Durham and Bates brand for the future.

“There aren’t many companies that can say they have a 100-year history in Portland. It speaks volumes to Durham and Bates’ deep client relationships and their commitment to the local and regional community,” said Jerry Ketel, creative director of Leopold Ketel. “It’s a special privilege to be able to help revitalize such a legacy brand.”

Durham and Bates offers expertise in risk management and insurances services for commercial, marine and business industries, as well as personal insurance clients. The company has built a strong reputation based on its long-standing commitment to the community as an independent brokerage and by offering customized solutions tailored to their individual clients’ needs. Founded in Portland, the company also has an office in Vancouver, Wash.

As a Portland-born agency that was an early pioneer in the city’s creative evolution, Leopold Ketel also has grown its reputation for creative advertising and marketing work for clients with deep local roots, including the Oregon Humane Society, Benchmade Knives, Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen and many others.

“We selected Leopold Ketel based on the agency’s ability to understand the essence of our company. LK has a long track record in working with strong local brands and infusing freshness and creativity in all the services they deliver,” said Jeremy Anderson, CEO of Durham and Bates. “We’re confident that Leopold Ketel will be able to guide us through modernizing our brand to reflect the essence of who we are.”

About Leopold Ketel
Known for creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of local and regional clients, Leopold Ketel (also affectionately known as LK) prides itself on being a little big agency, offering sophisticated creative marketing solutions via a personal, independent, down-to-earth approach. LK is located at 118 SW First Ave., Portland or on the web https://www.leoketel.com/