Who We Are


We’re a reformed ad agency created by entrepreneurs, design geeks, makers, business nerds, investment bankers, client-side refugees and big agency survivors. We love ideas that aren’t homogenized, commoditized and over-resourcized. We love thinking that hasn’t been so thoroughly run through a bloated bureaucracy that all the special parts have been rubbed off. We’re a nimble group of the best and brightest, brought together to make cool shit. Whether it’s developing a new product innovation, a unique service offering, an unforgettable brand experience or the greatest ad campaign ever, we want to help you rethink the way you think about your marketing budget.


Research, Strategy & Analytics

Good research leads to good strategy leads to good analytics. Which is why we like to do all of it. Harnessing the power of big data and small data, we are consistently able to produce profound insights that make a difference for our clients.

  • Target & Audience Insights
  • Media Mix Modeling & Attribution
  • Brand Tracking & Custom Panel Development
  • Primary Qualitative & Quantitative Research
  • Commissioned Research

Innovation is the new marketing. Consumers have become so jaded to advertising as a medium that companies need to innovate their way into their consumer’s consideration set. We specialize in creating newness. From business models to brand extensions to service offerings. Nothing is off limits.

  • Ideation
  • Business Plan Creation
  • Market Validation
  • Brand Development
  • Seed Stage Execution
Creative & Technology

The idea is king. End of story. A great idea cures almost anything. It pluses all of the other work being done to grow your brand. And in today’s day and age, the best ideas live at the intersection of creative and tech.

  • Brand and Campaign Concepting and Execution
  • Broadcast & Digital Video Production
  • User Experience Strategy & Design
  • Website & App Development
  • Innovation & Product Development
Content Marketing

The days of million dollar TV production budgets are slipping away. And as bad as that may be for swanky Santa Monica hotels, it is a good thing for brands. What brands need now are cost effective ways to tell their stories in more timely and relevant ways. With great content, brands can be more personalized, more interesting and less interruptive.

  • Original Content Creation
  • 360° Content Campaigns
  • Always-On Content Marketing
  • Branded Entertainment and Video
Integrated Media Planning & Buying

Once the great work is done, it needs to be seen. As media evolves the idea of a media department must evolve alongside it. We specialize in anything that needs to be seen from traditional placement to non-traditional guerrilla executions.

  • Content & Platform Strategy
  • Paid, Owned and Earned Channel Strategy
  • One-to-One Social Engagement
  • Media Planning & Buying
  • Social Ideation and Execution
Client Services & Delivery

Great work doesn’t matter if it doesn’t serve the brand. To do so, it must be strategically on point and flawlessly executed. Our account management and project management functions are critical to our success (and to yours). We have instituted best in class processes to ensure our level of service is second to none. You will feel the difference.

  • Account Management
  • Brand Stewardship
  • Campaign Planning
  • Project & Scope Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Quality Assurance
Public Relations

Great public relations begins with strong, trusted and strategic thinking. We create brilliant strategies one day and breakthrough campaign and content ideas the next for startup companies, beloved heritage brands and everyone in between. From media relations and training to events and experiences, we focus on delivering business-driving, share-worthy value through PR.

  • Brand journalism
  • Corporate communications
  • Media training
  • Event promotion/experiential marketing
  • Crisis communications and reputation management
  • Influencer marketing
  • Consumer & trade media relations
Social Media

Of course you know that having a social media presence is imperative to your success. And that just having a presence isn’t enough if it isn’t guided by insightful strategy and compelling content that results in meaningful engagement with people. From strategy to content creation to the next social craze, we deliver powerful and passionate social media marketing that drives measurable business results.

  • Social media auditing
  • Social and digital strategy
  • Paid social advertising
  • Content creation & production
  • Influencer marketing
  • Social listening, monitoring & analytics
  • Social media training & consulting


Keith Vest
Partner, Chairman
Joe Parrish
Partner, Chief Creative Officer
David Mullen
Partner, President
David Jones
VP, Creative Director
Jen Ganshirt
Director of Strategy and Insight
Ray Trosan
Director of Integrated Communications
Keith Rose
Director of Integrated Production
Zac Painter
Director of Account Management
Jodi Heelan
Director of Business Development and Operations
Kelley O'Brien
Group Account Director, PR & Social
Mike Cox
Group Strategy Director
Kate Masten
Group Media Director

Our Clients