Well, more specifically, we tell stories that grow audiences, spark conversations, shape brands, and impact culture. And we use strategy, design, planning, and technology to do it.
We're a new agency.
We’re new, as in, we don’t have baggage. Our agency is built for today’s market, a playground to explore how we can use technology and insights to create brand narratives and experiences.
But we’re not new.
We’re industry leaders who have partnered with some of the most respected brands in the world.
We’re best at one thing.
Building a brand’s story, telling that story, and spreading that story everywhere people can fall in love with it.
But we’re good at a lot of things.
Writing smart concepts, designing pretty things, directing awesome spots, planning the nuances of an everything-platform campaign.
We get nerdy before we get creative.
Our clients know more about their brand than we do, but we’ll do our homework to get damn close. You know, research, audits, segmentations. All those buzzwords.
We build strategies based on that information. Brand strategy. Campaign strategy. Content strategy. Messaging strategy. We’ve got more strategies than we know what to do with.
Then we go crazy with creative. Whether it’s a spot, a campaign, an experience, an identity, a partnership, social content. We see it all as storytelling, and that’s what we do best.
Chuck is Compadre’s business management expert, culture builder, and resident tech nerd who brings mindfulness, wisdom, and endless music history knowledge to his role as Partner. He specializes in solving complex business challenges, finding opportunities for creative excellence in every assignment, and identifying and utilizing the hidden strengths of every staffer. He has created and managed award-winning results for clients across the entertainment, video game, and tech space.
Prior to launching Compadre, Chuck served as EVP/Managing Director at entertainment marketing agency mOcean, where he led the business’ television, streaming, graphics, and key art units. Before that, Carey served as President/Partner of Troika for 12 years.
Chuck is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Robert is Compadre’s business strategy expert, thought leader, and friend to all who brings passion, moxie, and an undying love of surfing to his role as Partner. He specializes in identifying the core needs of clients, building custom plans for action, and shepherding projects from initial conversation to final delivery. He has partnered with some of the biggest entertainment and tech brands in the world, including Disney, Sony, and EA Sports.
Prior to launching Compadre, Robert served as Partner/Chief Development Officer at creative branding agency Loyalkaspar. Before that, Blatchford led business development at Troika, where he repositioned the company from boutique design shop to entertainment branding agency.
Robert is a native Angeleno and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Executive Creative Director
Curtis is Compadre’s creative leader, visual problem solver, and office DJ who brings kindness, curiosity, and a strong beard game to his role as Executive Creative Director. He specializes in translating client challenges into beautifully designed solutions, and constructing identities that specifically cater to the sensibilities of each brand he partners with. He is a three-time Emmy nominee and Emmy winner for his work on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
Prior to joining Compadre, Curtis served as Creative Director at design agency Big Block and motion design studio Big Star, where he led creative teams on entertainment marketing, sports branding, and main title design assignments. He also served as Art Director at Planet Earth Skateboards and DC Shoes, where he focused on skate, surf, and snow markets.
Head of Production
Jessica is Compadre’s production lead, master planner, and tattoo aficionado who brings dedication, high spirits, and an uncanny ability to turn that frown upside down to her role as Head of Production. She specializes in streamlining internal processes, and ensuring a smooth client experience. Jessica has over 15 years of experience in the creative industry, including planning and executing the AT&T U-verse national advertising campaign for multiple years.
Prior to joining Compadre, Jessica served as Director of On-Air Promotions at Fox Sports Marketing, and as Head of Production at creative branding agency Loyalkaspar.
Jessica is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.
Director of Creative Strategy
Mika is Compadre’s lead strategist, head marketer, and office cat person who brings wit, focus, and an irrational love of Flo Rida’s discography to his role as Director of Creative Strategy. He specializes in building the “big idea” that can elevate, reposition, or grow brands, and distilling complex information into simple messaging. Mika has developed positioning and integrated marketing campaigns for clients including Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, and FX.
Prior to joining Compadre, Mika served as Senior Creative Strategist at creative branding agency Loyalkaspar, and as Communications Manager at entertainment branding agency Troika.
Mika is a graduate of the University of Southern California.