VA The Variable

Your fiercest, most unrelenting competitor is indifference.

No. 14

We're a reformed ad agency brought together to create ideas that are cut close to the bone, free from groupthink and engineered to move consumers out of their natural state of uncaring.

Why?

We were created to combat consumer indifference wherever it exists. Like Batman, only different.

We were created to combat consumer indifference wherever it exists. Like Batman, only different.

We’re a reformed ad agency created by entrepreneurs, design geeks, makers, business nerds, ethnographers, cheerleaders and big agency survivors.

We love ideas that aren’t homogenized, commoditized and over-resourcized. We love ideas that haven’t been so thoroughly run through a bloated ad machine that all their special parts have been rubbed off.

We’re a nimble group of the best and brightest, brought together to uncover insights and create ideas that are cut close to the bone and 100% free from groupthink.

We build deas that are engineered to move consumers out of their natural state of uncaring.

Lowes Foods

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Mountain Khakis

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Sunshine

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Peter Millar

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Duke Medicine

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Steamboat

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Our Experience

As a wearer of many hats, we have played many different roles for some of our favorite brands; from product development to strategic positioning to creative execution. Most often, all of the above, but never with less than a game-changing effect.

BB&T
Coke
Duke Energy
Duke Health
Febreze
Hanes Brands
Lowes Foods
Lowes Home Improvement
Mountain Khakis
Odwalla
Peter Millar
Primo
Qwest
Soffe
Spin Master
Steamboat
Sunshine
SunTrust
Swiffer
Wells Fargo

Our People

We wear weird like a badge. Our goal is to get the most disparate, brilliant thinkers we can find and unleash their creativity on your brand. Here is who we are.

Keith Vest

Keith
Vest

President

Needs More Cowbell

Joe Parrish

Joe
Parrish

Chief Creative Officer

Best! Words! Ever!

David Mullen

David
Mullen

Director of Account Management

Tacos Al Pastor

Ray Trosan

Ray
Trosan

Director of Integrated Communications

Time And Space

Jen Ganshirt

Jen
Ganshirt

Director of Strategy & Insight

Ask Good Questions

David Jones

David
Jones

Associate Creative Director

I Love Rust

Kate Fenstermacher

Kate
Fenstermacher

Operations Supervisor

Consider It Done

Anna Keller

Anna
Keller

Account Supervisor

Bake, Blog, Barre

Jodi Dias

Jodi
Dias

Account Supervisor

Up For Adventure

Anne-Hampton Wall

Anne-Hampton
Wall

Project Coordinator

Now On Course

Ashleigh Rainko

Ashleigh
Rainko

Senior Account Executive, PR

Yoga, Kale, iPhone

Matt Cook

Matt
Cook

Senior Art Director

Damn It Bobby!

Dan Draper

Dan
Draper

Digital Art Director

War Damn Eagle

Caroline Tambling

Caroline
Tambling

Integrated Communications Assistant

Feed My Mind

Gary Bostwick

Gary
Bostwick

Senior Copywriter

Big Gulps, huh?

Brandelynn Perry

Brandelynn
Perry

Account Executive

Always Order Dessert

Holly Fulton

Holly
Fulton

Junior Designer

Side Of Ranch

James Webb

James
Webb

Account Executive

Where To Begin

Jimmy Henderson

Jimmy
Henderson

Studio Artist

I Am Groot!

Josh Carnley

Josh
Carnley

Junior Designer

Breakfast For Dinner

Julie Kuhn

Julie
Kuhn

Senior Integrated Communications Strategist

Organic Social Squared

Megan Streba

Megan
Streba

HR & Accounting Manager

You don't say

Michael Basham

Michael
Basham

Integrated Communications Assistant

League Of Legends

RT Ferrell

RT
Ferrell

Copywriter

Glorious, Glorious Hair

Tony Lee

Tony
Lee

Assistant Account Executive, PR

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Put your seatbelt on and give us a call. We are ready to get consumers off the fence. And make you re-think the value of an advertising agency.

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