Boutique Call: Driven

By Matt Van Hoven 

Name/Location: Driven. Royal Oak, MI.

Motto: “If you’re willing to accept good you’ll never achieve great.”

Founded: “March 2005. By two account guys Sam Chiodo and Kevin Woods and two creative guys Brian Cusac and John Cymbal. All four spent time at pretty much every shop in Detroit.”

About: “DRIVEN is a small full-service “think-tank” agency in Royal Oak, Michigan, made up of professional renegades and rebels from the world of “big” advertising. A team of account directors, creative thinkers and media planners who offer the experience of working on some of the largest accounts in the world, from automotive, to home furnishing retailers, to soda pop companies, to everything in between. Their years of experience and relationships within the industry allow them to draw from the best of the best in ideation. Their creative stable includes award-winning writers and art directors, as well as, artists, musicians, strategic thinkers, media planners, and dreamers, all of whom are DRIVEN to deliver cutting edge solutions for select clients.”

Clients: “Jets Pizza, Wayne State University, Frankenmuth CVB, Founders Brewing, Inc., United Road, Mike Bass Ford, Bass Mazda and Locust Development.”

Something Fun: “When you party with Driven there’s a 50% chance you’ll end up in jail. Our agency culture is about having fun. If we’re not having a blast and doing great work, what’s the point?”

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