Gary Thompson

Owner, Brand Designer & Online Marketing Specialist

Texas-born. Fan of fly-fishing, Westerns and golf. Teaching himself the guitar. Mac man from way back (like before it was cool to own one). Strategy enthusiast. Tech geek. Believes low-stress equals high creativity. Got his start designing for a rodeo supply company, where his Southern drawl fit right in.

Gary moved West to start a new kind of marketing company that combines design, marketing strategy and technology to make it easier for businesses to engage with their customers.

It’s about taking abstract concepts like “branding,” “content,” and “reach” and turning them into actions that work. Make the phones ring. Put smiles on faces. And create loyal customers.

These days, businesses have far too many options. New technologies, channels and content are zipping by you from all directions, all the time. So many decisions to make, so little room (like zero) for error.

Not to worry! With over 20 years of experience in brand design, marketing and strategic planning, Gary has helped hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers connect with and inspire their customers nationwide.

“Gary has been such a great resource for me during the rebranding of Westcott Homes. Not only does he have the technical expertise to see the project from beginning to end, but also the creativity needed to create a unique brand. His knowledge of the ever changing marketing world has been crucial in our ability to add new elements to our marketing plan. We are still working with Gary on upcoming sales office designs, new web elements & ongoing marketing campaigns. With his help & knowledge, it has allowed me to focus on other elements of our business, knowing he has us covered on the digital side.”

Angie MillerMarketing DirectorWestcott Homes

“I’ve enjoyed working with Gary Thompson and OnMerit Marketing for more than 15 years.  Gary has the unique ability and vision to weave all of our crazy ideas into something that is cutting edge, exciting and spot on for our target market.  His creative talents, many industry contacts and customer-centric approach make my job easy and he is someone I can count on to get it right every single time.  You’re the best Gary!”

Noree HendersonDesign + Marketing ManagerIsola Homes

“Gary Thompson and On Merit Marketing has been the absolute “game-changer” for my Leadership Company. For the last 5 years, Gary has helped me rebrand and recapture my business momentum. His eye for excellence and his passion for creativity has set me apart. We are truly partners in success and I credit Gary in large part for my renewed purpose. If you are looking to go to the next level in branding and marketing excellence, Gary is the proven professional!”

Steve GutzlerPresidentLeadership Quest

“Gary and OnMerit Marketing was an ease to work with. His attention to detail, adherence to deadlines, and keen creative approach make working with him effortless. He took on our flagship project designing the new Lake Chelan Visitor Center and exhibited amazing personal pride in the final product. He continues to deliver results that elicit the “wow factor.” We would recommend Gary for any project and look forward to the opportunity to work with him again!”

Mike SteeleExecutive DirectorLake Chelan Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center;

“When Gary Thompson redesigned my company website, he didn’t just start with the design. He went out into the marketplace and actually visited other businesses, so he could get a better idea of the differences between us and our competitors. He took that information and used it to create a comprehensive advertising campaign that highlighted the places where our company excelled. That was two websites and 8 years ago, and in that time we have worked with Gary on everything from print campaigns to building signage, and he is still delivering quality marketing materials for our business.”

Patrick GilroyOwnerThe Stor-House Self Storage

OnMerit Marketing has been our marketing consultant for over 17 years. Each project starts with a detailed discovery so that they fully understand the scope of what we want. They communicate with us through every step of the process and are flexible enough to handle our changing needs and expectations. Their brand design services have resulted in keeping the current look and feel of our company, fresh and vital. They have also created a host of printed marketing collaterals and conducted and written several case studies, with our clients. onMerit has designed each of our websites and utilized extensive search optimization techniques to keep our site at the top of search rankings. Our latest project, with OnMerit, was the creation, design and upkeep of our social media sites, resulting in more engagement and resulting business opportunities. When it comes to marketing… OnMerit has been and will continue to be our partner of choice!

John CookVice President & COOVerity Group

It is with honor that I recommend Gary Thompson not only as a fine human being but an exceptional business consultant. He is adept in all aspects of graphics, web design and social media. He never stops learning, taking courses, and reading in our field. My only hesitation is that he gets too busy to help me!

Dennis BraunstonFounderShadeWave Dental Shade Matching