Who We Are
istilled Communications is a full-service marketing and web design agency serving the liquid fuels industry at every level of the supply chain—from crude-by-rail and transloading facilities in the Bakken shale region of North Dakota, to major fuel wholesalers, retailers, and additive suppliers in the Northeast.
Distilled serves as marketing consultant to the National Biodiesel Board’s Petroleum Liaison and Supply Chain Outreach groups, helping to secure biodiesel’s place in the national energy landscape by promoting the environmental, operational, and cost benefits of biodiesel to buyers, sellers, and consumers of liquid fuels.
Our agency prides itself on helping organizations to articulate their value in both favorable and challenging market conditions through thoughtful, empathetic marketing strategies, cohesive design, and impactful execution. Our unique position in both upstream and downstream markets affords us actionable, real-time insight that informs and differentiates our work, drives our creativity, and serves as an asset to all of our clients and their customers.
FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
How We Started
Brian Davidson founded Distilled Communications to help fuel wholesalers, distributors, and retailers find opportunities for growth despite increasingly challenging market conditions. A second-generation fuel industry professional (he's painted his share of bulk tanks and loading racks), he finds it a rewarding vocation and exciting challenge.
Prior to Distilled, Brian spent several years as a newspaper reporter and editor before pivoting to communications and marketing, eventually finding success as an independent fuel marketing consultant with a particular interest in helping transition fuel dealers to low-carbon products through originative re-branding strategies and cohesive, cross-platform marketing campaigns.
Brian's understanding of the liquid fuels supply chain and the challenges associated with selling middle-distillate and renewable liquid fuels makes him an immediate asset to clients who have neither the time nor budget to help a less specialized firm get up to speed. His graphic design and editorial writing have appeared in Fuel Oil News, Biodiesel Magazine, Transport Topics, Commercial Fuel Buyer, Fuel Marketer News, and Indoor Comfort Marketing, among others. He resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.
“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
What We Do
WE APPROACH EVERY PROJECT WITH REVERENCE FOR WHAT IT IS: NEW, UNIQUE, AND WORTHY OF DISTILLATION.