The Transformation: How One Startup Took Their Brilliant Tech from Unseen to Unstoppable

You’ve poured your blood, sweat, and countless PhD-levels of brainpower into developing groundbreaking new technology. But even the most genius innovations can stay buried if you don’t market them the right way.

Just ask the founders of Living Optics.

This Oxford University-born startup had invented a camera that quite literally gave people superhero vision – the ability to see worlds invisible to the naked eye. With applications spanning healthcare, defense, you name it, their patented tech should’ve been a no-brainer sellout success.

Except their brilliant science wasn’t being matched with brilliant marketing. They were just another unknown entity struggling to stand out in crowded trade shows and web searches. That’s when they decided to enlist some experienced hands to transform their brand presence.


Enter the marketing mavens at SAGE. Their first order of business? Giving this game-changing product an outward identity just as innovative as its insides.

Out went the dry, jargony tech-speak. In came finely crafted messaging that told a captivating story – positioning Living Optics as the pioneering rebels unlocking our ability to see the extraordinary unseen. Fresh branding assets, a sleek new website, snazzy demo videos – they created the whole package to make people instantly take notice.

With those brand foundations laid, SAGE Marketing mapped out a comprehensive pre-launch playbook. A steady stream of social posts, blog content, and targeted media outreach to start building hype and third-party cred months ahead of the big reveal. All leading up to a splashy debut at the biggest industry trade show of the year.

And boy, did they make an entrance when that curtain lifted. A massive, gorgeously designed booth with brilliant visuals and live demo stations that let attendees literally experience their cloaking technology’s superpower firsthand. SAGE staffers were there too, deftly working the room to facilitate those key conversations and snag meetings with prospective buyers, investors, and media.

The subsequent results looked like a stock line showing a meteoric rise. A triple-digit explosion of website traffic and social engagement. Front-page features in major tech pubs. A flurry of speaking requests to share their vision at future events.

Just like that, the once-hidden Living Optics was now a coveted commodity. Their innovative product matched with an innovative brand experience and omni-channel marketing strategy that propelled them to the bleeding edge of their industry.

So for any founder whose brilliant ideas have stayed trapped in obscurity, Living Optics’ glow-up serves as inspiration for the transformative impact a holistic, intentional marketing approach can have in skyrocketing your breakthrough to the masses.

The moral of the story? Investing resources into branding and promotion is just as critical as R&D and engineering. Because even world-changing innovations need expert voices and strategies behind them to penetrate all the noise and get people listening.

About SAGE Marketing

SAGE Marketing, a top global agency, specializes in empowering B2B Tech firms to achieve marketing objectives and accelerate growth. We offer CMO-as-a-Service, encompassing strategic planning, branding, digital marketing, content creation, and more. Our tailored approach ensures seamless integration and excellent execution, serving as a trusted in-house partner.