Topic: Portrait

Staying Independent Helps This Minneapolis Agency Win Over Big Brands

Periscope counts Target and Trolli as clients

Specs Who (L. to r.) CFO and COO Virginia Hines; president, CEO Liz Ross; and CCO Peter Nicholson What Full-service ad agency Where Minneapolis Since 1994, Periscope has built a reputation as an indie shop beholden to…

John Leguizamo's Branded Content Studio Specializes in the Hispanic Market

NGL creates digital videos for Ford, P&G

Specs Who (L. to r.) President Ben DeJesus, partner John Leguizamo, CEO David Chitel and COO Ben Leff What Branded content studio Where New York In response to the recent explosion in branded content…

This Digital Shop Uses Tech to Create Marketing Products for Big-Name Brands

Envoy puts new twist on advertising

Specs Who (L. to r.) Partners Ryan Rommelfanger, Russell Rommelfanger and Michael Bennett What Digital shop Where Irvine, Calif. A decade ago, twins Ryan and Russell Rommelfanger quit their jobs at Publicis and Sprint, respectively, to go…

Planet Propaganda Mixes Midwestern Charm With a Relentless Work Ethic

Simplifies data to amplify creative results

Specs Who Planet Propaganda partners Greg Wold (standing), Ben Hirby (r.) and John Besmer What Advertising and branding agency Where Madison, Wisc. Founded in 1989 as a graphic design firm, Planet Propaganda organically grew into a full-service…

This Bicoastal Agency Teams With Franchises Across the Sports Spectrum

Rebel Ventures focuses on the digital game

Specs Who  CEO and founder Craig Howe and digital strategy vp Diana Klochkova Agency Rebel Ventures What Sports-focused digital strategy firm Where Los Angeles and New York With clients ranging from one of Europe's most storied soccer…

This New York-Based Agency's Snapchat Savvy Comes From Personal Insights

The 88's clients include Men's Wearhouse, Adidas Originals and St-Germain

Specs Who (L. to r.) The 88 production director Adam Copeland; managing director Connor Bryant; strategy director Sophie Hauptfuhrer; and founder and creative director Harry Bernstein What Social media agency Where New York For brands like Men's…

This Creative Shop Helps Brands Navigate the Fast-Paced Viral Landscape

Humanaut wants marketers to take risks

Specs Who Co-founders Andrew Clark and David Littlejohn What Creative and branding shop Where  Chattanooga, Tenn. Started by David Littlejohn and Andrew Clark and backed by creative veteran Alex Bogusky, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Humanaut helps brands operate…

This Los Angeles-Based Agency Is Like a Creative Kitchen for Food Brands

Mothersauce works with KitchenAid, Food & Wine, others

Specs Who Founder and CEO Alex Kakoyiannis and brand strategy director Emma Santangelo What Ad agency Where Los Angeles As any good chef knows, five mother sauces comprise the building blocks of culinary magic: béchamel, velouté, espagnole,…

This L.A. Branding Agency Knows How to Do 'Hardcore Engineering'

One-stop shop for everything from logos to software

Specs Who (L. to r.) Head of production Isaac Swiderski; chief strategy officer Darcie Lamond; CEO and founder Matt Bijarchi; and operations vp Jesse Davis What Branding agency Where Los Angeles Last week, Los Angeles-based branding agency…

This Shop Has a Creative Take on Media—It’s Not Just Following Trends

Noble People turns to strategy

Specs Who (L. to r.) CEO Greg March, COO Lindsay Lustberg and chief creative strategist Todd Alchin What Creative media agency Where New York and Los Angeles Before forming Noble People in 2011, Greg…