Founder / Owner
Leland Brandt brings a unique balance of technical expertise and creativity to each marketing project. Leland is always searching for ways to make a project or event run more efficiently at the best cost without sacrificing imagination and creativity. Since 1994, he has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit fields.
Leland has extensive marketing experience working with companies such as ESPN and The New York Times. He has worked as a consultant with companies in new media, financial services, education, publishing and fitness & health fields since 1999. He is the founding member of The Research Department.
Copywriting and copyediting are both a passion for Leland. He has a flexible writing style that is concise and doesn’t disgrace the English language. His copywriting skills have come in handy with a variety of clients and projects such as brochures, trade show materials, blog articles, and press releases.
Leland’s marketing background, technical savvy, and creativity lends a uniquely useful perspective and set of skills to The Research Department’s ability to serve its client base.
One notable professional highlight is baby daze®, an organizational log book for new parents that Leland co-authored and published with his wife Lynne Tapper in 2002. A critically acclaimed, award-winning journal for first-time parents. It was selected to be part of Target’s “Parent Inventor” program in 2009 and is also available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.
A graduate of Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH, he has an honors degree in History and was awarded the Thomas Boardman prize in Journalism for his work on the college newspaper.