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It Matters to Create

Create is an entertainment marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles and London, with work spanning from Films, Series, and Games to Experiential, Digital/Social, Multicultural, Virtual Events and everything in-between.

We are a team of marketing professionals with a love of entertainment, a dedication to the creation of compelling content, and a passion for creativity. We strive to solve your biggest creative problems and won’t stop until we get it right.

Our Services

  • Strategy
  • Campaign Strategy
  • Social Platform Strategy
  • Upfronts & Newfronts
  • Editorial
  • Trailers & Spots
  • Brand Sizzles
  • Content
  • Featurettes
  • Copywriting
  • Music Composition
  • Social + Digital
  • Social Listening
  • Community Management
  • Calendar Development
  • Original Content
  • Influencer Outreach
  • Live Social Events
  • Design
  • Main Titles
  • Key Art
  • Brand Identity
  • Promo Packages
  • Story-Board
  • Animation & VFX
  • Original Content
  • Live Action Shoots
  • Still Photography Shoots
  • Remote Production
  • Virtual Events
  • Real-time Previsualization
  • Stage and Production Planning
  • Information Architecture & Speech Writing
  • Real-time Editorial & Design
  • Experiential
  • VR / AR Development
  • OOH
  • Marketing & Strategy
  • Game Art & Engineering Assistance
  • 16x9 and 360 Gameplay Capture
  • Convert VFX Assets to Real-Time Assets
  • Finishing
  • 4K & HDR Picture
  • Color Grading
  • Sound Mixing

Who’s in charge?

Everyone! But we really couldn’t do it without these folks. They understand the importance of the culture and that the work that goes out the door is a product of the spirit behind it.

 

 

Zoe Chau

VP, Creative Director

Mark Dacey

VP, Executive Creative Director

Callie de Quevedo

SVP, Head of Integrated Marketing

Kim Nowak

Head of Digital & Social

Oyd Craddock

Creative Director, Digital & Social

Michael Trice

EVP, Head of Films

Dan Pfister

EVP, Head of Games

Dee Dee Cecil

Head Writer

Mike Sausa

Creative Director, Head of Design

Melissa Bramlett

Head of Finishing

Tom Ham

Director of Business Development, Games

Margaret Hinch

HR Director

David Miller

Head of Operations

Heather Kreamer

Head of Music

J Roen

Director of Technology

Mili Rosales

Graphics Producer

Amanda Carruthers

Producer

Natalie Vratney

Jr. Producer

Anthony "Ant" Fallon

Jr. Producer

Jake Black

Head of Experiential

Michael Gadd

CFO

Vijay Sodhi

VP, Associate Director - London

Suneil Beri

Managing Director - London

Jonathan Gitlin

President

David Stern

CEO

Create Better

Like most companies, Create is an ever-changing group of personalities, stories, and moving parts. Create Better is a Cultural Council of diverse employees focused on evolving our cultural competence and empowering voices throughout the company.

So how do we do it?
Better our world by improving our impact on the environment
Better our community through non-profit partnerships and events
Better our company by encouraging more diversity & inclusion
Better our people through mentorship, skills, & leadership training

Organizations we support

Showreels

Clients

A client’s project is our focus, but understanding their professional and personal mission, as well as the overall brand of their company, is the key to our successful collaborations.

Jobs

Director of Strategy

Create Advertising is looking for a strategist to inform and lead integrated marketing efforts on behalf of the agency. The ideal Director of Strategy should be a “big ideas” thinker who is adept at working with high-performance creative teams and problem-solving through creative solutions. With an exciting client base across entertainment categories – Games, Theatrical, Series, Live Entertainment, Events and Sports – Create is looking for a candidate who will also be a Swiss Army Knife of strategic sensibilities and capabilities; able to work hand-in-hand with the creative teams to service the full portfolio of agency relationships and projects.

The Director of Strategy will partner with agency staff and clients to develop campaign plans, engagement strategies and the briefs that are used to guide the creative development process, by collecting and synthesizing information into customer, competitive and business environment insights that drive program and strategy recommendations for our clients.

You’ll fit right in if you are self-motivated, team-oriented and have a strong personal interest in understanding customer behavior. Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, curiosity, synthesizing quantitative and qualitative inputs to identify trends and applicable insights are a must. Ability to effectively collaborate is essential to fit Create’s culture and this role – understanding how to bring project teams together and optimize workflows, commonly working across multiple departments at various levels within the agency.

Overview & Responsibilities:

Thought-leader in the evolving Entertainment, Games, Live Events and Sports media landscape, and able to bring a strong set of communication & influencing skills, a structured strategy toolkit, and a low-ego roll-up-your-sleeves approach to a fast-paced environment.
Proven experience leading teams in problem-solving and insight-driven creative exercises assigned by client briefs.
Understanding of consumer segmentation and modeling as well as customer acquisition and retention strategies and tactics.
Experience in developing strategic frameworks for targeting messaging for fully integrated, 360 marketing campaigns.
Understanding and experience in integrated marketing campaigns and related tracking/reporting
Strong analytic skills – ability to translate data into information and insights; disciplined and structured critical thinking skills.
Personal interest in and strong aptitude for understanding emerging digital technologies and the consumer channels they create; willing to learn about technical details of clients’ products and services when necessary.
Ability to work collaboratively with senior management, agency partners and peers to successfully contribute to the success of the agency.

Position Qualifications:

7-10 years of experience in strategy (or similar roles) within the Film, Entertainment, Games, Sports and/or Media industries.
Ability to lead with influence – comfort working on cross-functional teams without direct-line reporting.
Proven ability to independently drive all facets of a strategy initiative from identifying the question, structuring and performing complex analyses, managing cross-functional teams across key workstreams, and presenting to clients and/or executive leadership.
Unique ability to balance analytical rigor with a bias for action – ability to draw on structures from the consulting / strategy toolkit, with a predisposition to produce fast, practical recommendations.
Strong ability to recruit diverse, dynamic talent, with experience developing and coaching teams.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are required, with a keen sense for how best to work alongside, motivate, and guide creative teams.
Low-ego – equally comfortable giving or receiving direction, leading or contributing as appropriate, driving executive conversations or supporting as necessary.
High EQ – strong ability to ‘read the room’ and adjust approach, management tactics, and communication style as appropriate.
High clock-speed – ability to rapidly get to strategic recommendations and comfort tailoring the analytical approach as necessary given project timelines.

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Assistant Editor

Overview & Responsibilities:

A successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, able to pivot when necessary, thorough and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities. You will have a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail at all times. This is a demanding and fast-moving position that requires someone who is a proactive and positive thinker, effective communication and able to exercise good judgment and initiative.

You will work closely with other AEs, under direct supervision of the Head of Post Production, ensuring that that all projects are finished, QCed, exported to spec, and delivered efficiently, accurately, and on time. This candidate should have a long-term interest in post production finishing or creative editorial for entertainment marketing.

Essential Duties:

Download, digitize, convert, organize, and manage assets.
Manage server, file structure, and project workflow.
Keep track of digital media, ensuring it is labeled, stored, media managed and archived correctly.
Prep and organize premiere projects for editors, including scene breakdowns, dialogue breakdowns, and shot pulls.
Prep, QC and send cuts to clients.
Create scripts and cue sheets for spots and trailer versions.
Overcut with online, final picture and sound.
Read and comprehend finishing memos and deliverable spec sheets, and deliver accordingly.
Complete picture/audio finishing sequence preps for spots and trailers according to final specs, troubleshooting any issues.
Request final graphics from graphics department according to finishing memo.
Import and cut in final graphics, spell check, alert graphics of any issues.
Import and cut in mix approvals for internal presentation approval or final client asset delivery.
Perform quality control on all final slates, video footage, graphics, and audiotracks.
Export and convert files to required specs.
Master approved trailer / spot per clients specs and deliver assets as directed by client delivery.

Position Qualifications:

Must be organized, diligent and extremely detail-oriented.
Must be capable of working in a fast-paced, team environment with hard deadlines.
Ability to manage time and plan according to tight deadlines.
Technologically savvy.
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Knowledge of FTP Clients.
Understanding of frame rates, timecode, aspect ratios, and resolutions.
Understanding of audio bit depth, sample rate, codecs, track layouts, and audio formats.
Knowledge of various audio specs such as Stereo Mix, 5.1 Mix, DME splits, andCALM compliant.
Knowledge of digital video codecs including ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444,h264, DNxHD, Photo JPEG and bit rates (ex: 6Mbit/s vs 100Mbit/s).
Experience with video conversion tools (Quicktime Pro, Apple Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder) and understanding of the .mov and .mp4 wrappers.
Ability to troubleshoot potential A/V digital media issues or problems- Understanding of basic editing concepts/creative editorial.

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Graphic Designer

Level: Mid
Overview & Responsibilities:

The Graphic Designer will work closely with our team to create top-level industry-leading branding and pitch presentations for our film, gaming, and entertainment clients as well as contribute to internal creative and development projects. The Graphic Designer reports directly to the Head of Design and will work hand in hand with designers, animators, editors, and producers in their day-to-day capacity. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for helping to lead branding and typography explorations and help develop both internal and external corporate communications. They will work with our company’s leadership to present work and ideas to current and prospective clients and partners.

Essential Duties:

Concept and develop creative ideas for a range of clients, and put the team in the best position to produce great work.
Act as design lead for presentations (internal and external).
Drive improvements to our internal creative process and capabilities.
Collaborate closely with management teams on internal and external projects.

Position Qualifications:

4+ years experience in the design, agency, or graphic design field.
Advanced knowledge of software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
Advanced understanding of branding, 360 campaigns, and broadcast design, ability to illustrate a plus.
Excellent communication, conceptual, and presentation skills.
Ability to take direction and work in a collaborative team environment.
Curiosity and engagement with industry and cultural trends and developments.
Self-motivated and capable of handling multiple projects and tight deadlines.
Driven to produce top-level work that meets/exceeds industry standards.

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Motion Designer

Level: Mid
Overview & Responsibilities:

The Motion Designer will work closely with our team to create top-level industry-leading graphic and motion designs for our film, gaming, and entertainment clients as well as contribute to internal creative and development projects. The Motion Designer reports directly to the Art Directors and specified Lead (2D or 3D) on a project-by-project basis. They will work with designers, animators, and producers in their day-to-day capacity.

Under the direction of the Art Directors and Leads, the Motion Designer will be responsible for the creation and execution of the project’s creative vision.  They will develop concept art, mood boards, and style frames based on the direction given to them, as well as help with motion tests and further design exploration.  They will also be responsible for production work on client-approved creative assignments.

Essential Duties:

Conceptualize, design, and animate work for a wide variety of high profile projects.
Work closely with the Art Directors to create mood boards, style frames, and other relevant materials for pitches and projects.
Work closely with the Lead 2D/3D artists to bring approved ideas to life, while also following department workflows and standards.
Collaborate closely with management teams on internal and external projects.
Contribute to brainstorming sessions and project creative meetings.

Position Qualifications:

3-4 years experience in the design, agency, or motion design field and/or a solid demo reel, portfolio.
Advanced knowledge of graphic design and typography.
Strong storytelling skills and illustration a plus.
Working knowledge of software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, and/or Maya.
Working knowledge of rendering engines including Vray, Arnold, Redshift, Octane.
Working knowledge of animation techniques and cutting-edge software/plugins.
Excellent communication, conceptual, and presentation skills.
Ability to take direction and work in a collaborative team environment.
Curiosity and engagement with industry and cultural trends and developments.
Self-motivated and capable of handling multiple projects and tight deadlines.
Drive to produce top-level work that meets/exceeds industry standards.

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Director of Social

Overview & Responsibilities:

Create Advertising is looking for a rockstar Director of Social Media, who knows what’s trending across all the major platforms, the difference between when to tweet vs. when to TikTok and loves dreaming up thumb-stopping content ideas.

The Director of Social Media will be responsible for supporting both Create clients as well as the agency at large with social media strategy, campaign ideation and execution, listening/ research, analytics/ reporting and channel management. With an exciting client base across entertainment categories – Games, Theatrical, Series, Live Entertainment, Events and Sports – the Director will also be a Swiss Army Knife of social capabilities; able to oversee creative development end to end to service the full suite of agency relationships and projects.

Essential Duties:

Act as a highly creative thought leader that shapes social media campaigns and specific content needs.
Oversee social media creative development, publishing and (when called for) community management for assigned projects and clients.
Develop content and channel strategies that align with the goals of our clients’ briefs.
Excellent presentation skills and impeccable client relationships backed by a strong service sensibility.
Concept and produce social content across platforms.
Concept and manage influencer activations.
Ability to write short form social media copy in a variety of voices, tones and personalities as best align with our clients’ brands.
Ensure all deliverables meet agency and client standards and follow social best practices.
Oversee and/or provide direction for physical production of content during marketing shoots.
Have excellent relationships with the primary platforms (TikTok, Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, SnapChat, Twitch, Discord) and with influencer agencies.
Make recommendations around digital marketing plans and placements, offering ideas on targeting and channel-specific recommendations when necessary.
Own and/or manage the creation of project presentations and decks.
Fully leverage social media management tools.
Fully leverage social analytics and reporting.
Create project schedules and budgets.
Develop launch, engagement and retention plans for social media channels, and manage social media account security, claiming and setup.

Position Qualifications:

6+ years digital and/or social media marketing experience required.
College degree preferred.
Strong creative instincts and digital marketing savvy.
Graphic design experience is a plus.
Excellent writing ability and eye for making great content.
Possess a deep knowledge of social media trends and the culture surrounding both established and emerging platforms.
Avid user of social sites with solid understanding of the current feature set of each platform with an eye to new product features.
Strong computer skills including Mac, PC iOS, Android and web based applications and services.
Passion for combining strategy and storytelling with emerging technologies and services.

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