Topic: Portrait

This L.A. Shop Helps Brands Create Marketing Strategies With Designs to Match

It's worked for Mr. Clean, Coffee-mate and others

Specs Who President Chris Lowery and founder and ecd Margo Chase What Design and brand consultancy Where New York and Los Angeles Chase Design Group knows how to make something pretty—they're designers after all—but they like to…

This Indie Agency Won Over Top-Tier Clients Thanks to Enduring Relationships

WebMD, Sleep Number came along when founder set up shop

Specs Who (L. to r.) Creative director Marcus Kemp, COO, production director Pamela Hopkins, CEO Blaine Lifton and senior art director Laramie Lifton What Full-service ad agency Where New York Before founding Hyperbolous, CEO Blaine Lifton built enduring relationships at previous agencies with clients like…

How a Millennial-Run Agency Persuades Fortune 500 CEOs to Work With It

Basic helps brands understand youth culture

Specs Who CEO and ecd Matt Faulk What Brand design agency Where San Diego Matt Faulk founded the agency Basic to help lifestyle, fashion and entertainment brands tap into youth culture. It sure can't hurt…

SAV Studios' Founder Thinks Brands Should Have Content Studios of Record

Shop's clients include Pepsi, Vizio and Neutrogena

Specs Who (Clockwise from left) founder and CEO James Shani, head of production Alicia Martinez, creative director Ryan Phillips and president Joe Staffel What Content studio Where Los Angeles and New York James Shani,…

This 20-Year-Old Agency Stays Relevant by Serving Brands That Want Data-Driven Results

Ansira's clients include Domino's and Jiffy Lube

Specs Who (L. to r.) Trae Clevenger, evp, chief strategy officer; Martin Reidy, president and CEO; and Judge Graham, evp, chief digital officer What Data-driven marketing agency Where St. Louis HQ, with offices…

This Experiential Marketing Shop Creates Immersive Work for People Who Hate Advertising

Say OK is there for the haters

Specs Who Founding partner Casey Conway What Experiential agency Where Los Angeles and Seattle If you've been to Sundance or South by Southwest this year, you may have come across Say OK's work. The…

This Digital Design Agency Creates User-Friendly Experiences for Big Brands

Just don't ask Four32C to make a microsite

Specs Who (L. to r.) Creative director Mark Jarecke, design director Mike Lee and strategy director Elizabeth Stafford What Digital design studio Where New York Brands as diverse as Bobbi Brown, Bon Appétit and CBS…

Blackboard Co. Wants to Be the Biggest Small Agency in America

Austin shop counts Pabst, Dell and Sylvania as clients

Specs Who (l. to r.): Co-founders Clark Evans and Jeff Nixon with media director Tracy Arrington What Full-service advertising and content company Where Austin, Texas Photo: Courtesy of Blackboard Co. Austin has its fair…

This Agency Hires Improv Comedians to Brainstorm Your Campaign

HP, Pandora try out 'funworkshops'

Specs Who (l. to r.): Kenny White, head of product; Paul Charney, CEO; Craig Mangan, CCO What Creative agency Where San Francisco Founded by ex-Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and BBDO creatives in 2014, San…

This Tech Player Helps 400 Brands Get a Bigger Bang for Their Digital Advertising Buck

SteelHouse clients include Staples, Oakley and Getty Images

Specs Who CMO Patrizio Spagnoletto (l.), founder and CEO Mark Douglas (c.) and chief product officer Marwan Soghaier What Advertising software company Where New York and Los Angeles While ad-tech players nowadays are a…