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  What We Offer

Video - specifically online and mobile video - has reached the tipping point. Smartphones and always-on highspeed internet have brought video communication to the mainstream. We can tell your story in a way that grabs attention and sticks in your audience's mind. Here's something to think about as you plan your next marketing endeavor.

1. 89 million people in the United States are going to watch 1.2 billion online videos today.

2. Online video users are expected to double to 1.5 billion in 2016.

3. Only about 24 percent of national brands are using online video to market to consumers.

4. Online video now accounts for 50 percent of all mobile traffic and up to 69 percent of traffic on certain networks.

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400lb.communications is a Pittsburgh-based marketing and design studio. We deliver exceptional creative solutions in a variety of media. And our cost-structure allows us to work for small to medium sized businesses (We also work with the big guys! We can save them money, too.) who wouldn't otherwise work with an advertising agency.

  • Website Design and Development

  • Video Production and Motion Graphics

  • Search Engine Optimization

  • Traditional Advertising

  • Branding


Our Work

Our History

We've been around in some way or another for more than a decade. Since 2003, 400lb.communications has been providing unique marketing solutions to a growing list of local (Pittsburgh, PA), national and international clients.

Our Services:

  • Website design + Development
  • Multimedia / Video
  • Mobile Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Branding
  • Traditional Advertising


What's with the name?

Believe me, had I known how many times I'd have to retell the (admittedly lame) story, I would've picked a safer name. I shudder to think how employees at Wongdoody must dread the question.

Anyway, here's the story:
Early morning, 1997. Picture a young, impressionable designer settling down to catch the Dennis Miller Show on HBO.

Note to the kids at home: this is the Dennis Miller before he became an arch-conservative, right wing crazy. Fast forward to the credits: Directed by ... , Best Boy ..., then *wait for it* 400lb.gorilla / Dennis Miller.

Young designer finds it clever. Quickly registers URL. The rest, history.


Awards and Honors

  • American Graphic Design Awards
  • Pittsburgh Chapter of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • International Association of Business Communications (IABC) Golden Triangle Awards
  • Pittsburgh Advertising Club ADDY Awards

Featured in: CREATIVITY 34,35,36, 1000 Type Treatments

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Miss the Old Sites?
Version 2.0: Man // Machine
Version 3.0: The Biege Period
Version 4.0: Bamboo'd
Version 5.0: Class of 2009

Other Stuff
We are happy to be certified Carbon Neutral and support CarbonFund.org.


The Chemistry Years

In July of 2010, 400lb.communications was acquired by Chemistry Communications and we packed up our Aspinwall world headquarters and headed to the Strip District of Pittsburgh.

Over the course of a year and half we worked hard, built some amazing websites, shot some cool videos, and made lots of new friends.
But it just wasn't meant to be. So, we're back. And looking forward to the next chapter of 400lb.communications. We hope you'll be part of the story.

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