Topic: Portrait

This Shop Helps Big Brands Reach Millennials With Purpose-Driven Marketing

Hero Group's biggest current client is Pfizer

Specs Who Joseph Anthony, founder What Full-service ad agency Where New York Hero Group's founder Joseph Anthony—who landed his first agency gig at J. Walter Thompson after sitting in on a focus group for the shop and…

This Creative Agency's 'Respectfully Disruptive' Campaigns Help Brands Shake Up Their Image

Planit keeps its Baltimore neighborhood caffeinated, too

Specs Who Co-founders Matt Doud (l.) and Ed Callahan What Creative agency Where Baltimore In 1994, grade school friends-cum-advertising professionals Matt Doud and Ed Callahan started Planit, a Baltimore-based creative agency that has since…

This Digital Marketing Agency’s People-Focused Culture Is the Key to Its Success

Elite SEM's clients include Barneys and the WNBA

Specs Who Ben Kirshner, CEO What Digital marketing agency Where New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Los Angeles and Toronto Elite SEM's CEO, Ben Kirshner, cites one major reason for the…

After 3 Decades Designing Logos, This Agency Pivoted to Full-Fledged Campaigns

VSA Partners' roster includes Kleenex, McDonald’s and Beam Suntory

Specs Who  VSA Partners (l. to r.) marketing lead Bill Rosen, CEO Dana Arnett, engagement lead Curt Schreiber and CMO Heather Torreggiani What Creative agency Where New York, Chicago and Detroit When VSA Partners opened more than…

After 10 Years, This Dallas Agency Is Still 'Greenlighting' Ideas, but With New Core Offerings

Greenlight focuses on platforms, programs and branding

Specs Who (L. to r.) Co-founder and CEO Erik Herskind, co-founder and COO Olivia Cole and creative director Todd Lancaster What Creative agency Where Dallas In 2006, the founders of Dallas-based agency Greenlight were…

This Miami Agency Is Exploring the Architecture of Hospitality

Hi-gloss approaches brands with an eye toward design

Specs Who Vp Carrie Copeland and founder and president Roberto Villazon What Creative advertising agency Where Miami Pivoting from architecture to marketing doesn't seem like the most obvious career move—but when a good deal…

This 'Hyphenate' Studio Created a New Model for Content and Production

Los York blends best of creative and agency sides

Specs Who Co-founders and managing partners Seth Epstein (l.) and Dex Deboree What Content agency and production studio Where Santa Monica, Calif., and New York Los York is a "hyphenate" in a lot of…

Creative Shop Curtis Birch Knows How to Make Compelling Documentaries for Brands

Nike, Hurley and Outside TV are clients

Specs Who Founder Richard Yelland (l.) and associate producer Giovanne Helou What Creative agency and production firm Where Santa Monica, Calif. Since 2000, Curtis Birch has focused on storytelling and has most recently become…

This Agency Fuses Design and Research to Build Slick Websites and Apps for Brands

14-year-old Cake & Arrow rebrands

Specs Who Co-founders Alex Schmelkin (l.) and Josh Levine What Digital agency Where  New York Fourteen years ago, Alex Schmelkin and Josh Levine co-founded Cake & Arrow—recently rebranded from Alexander Interactive—to meld the creative and strategic…

This San Francisco Indie Agency Takes Consumers Deep Into the Brand-Building Process

Odysseus Arms sees value in 'working with strangers'

Specs Who (L. to r.) Managing director Eric Dunn and co-founders Franklin Tipton and Libby Brockhoff Agency Odysseus Arms What Creative ad agency Where San Francisco Unlike the Trojan horse built by Odysseus of Greece, San Francisco-based Odysseus…