We use Purpose to move people to action. From employees to customers to shareholders, people with a mission are a brand’s most powerful asset.
We use Purpose to identify the existing cultural insights and social expectations with which brands can authentically intersect, then align them with the communities and conversations their audiences care most about.
OBERLAND is thrilled to be recognized as “Agency to Watch” as we help create a new generation of conscious capitalists. Thank you to our dedicated team, clients, and collaborators.
We’re honored to be acknowledged by our industry as the Gold Winner for Small Agency of the Year for the big impact we’ve made for purpose-driven brands and marketing-driven foundations.
We’re proud to be a part of this global network of like-minded businesses who are committed to making the world a better place through socially responsible business practices, management, governance and performance.
We are an award-winning, multi-disciplinary, full-service agency that has proven results in providing clients with brand strategy, marketing, design, storytelling and event planning. We offer flexible working models to give clients what they need.
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Davianne joined OBERLAND as VP, Head of Strategy with over 11 years of experience in developing strategic platforms for some of the biggest brands in the world, including: Nike, Google, Coca-Cola, Target, Disney and Uber. Davianne oversees every strategic touchpoint for every client partner at OBERLAND. She skillfully develops a purpose-driven platform, alongside key client stakeholders. This foundational work serves as the bedrock for creativity that delivers results.
Allie is an innovator through and through. She jumps at any opportunity to blow things up or flip a category on its head — which almost always starts with putting purpose at the center. As Head of Growth, Allie helps the agency find and create the next class of purpose-driven brands to be our partners in moving the world forward. Throughout her career, Allie has used the power of purpose to help reinvent legacy brands and create entirely new businesses. She has led purpose-driven projects ranging from the development of new physical and digital products to the design of new service offerings and business models. She has experience in whitespace thinking, brand and product positioning, naming, packaging, experience design, shopper marketing and more. Importantly, having worked with C-level executives on ideas spanning the end-to-end customer experience, she has a deep understanding of the funding and cross-departmental collaboration that true innovations require. Allie is an eternal optimist. She currently splits her time between New York City and India, where she produces her own lifestyle brand's collections. When she's not on the job, she's flinging her backpack-clad self into the universe and seeing what happens.
Frank comes to OBERLAND with a wealth of financial services experience spanning nearly 25 years. His most recent role was the Chief Operating Officer of the Wealth Management Group at Jefferies. As Chief Operating Officer, Frank’s role is to ensure that all our agency runs smoothly and our internal operations are as good as our client operations.
Jennifer is a media guru and a journalist with over 25+ years of experience writing news features and stories both within and outside of advertising. For clients, Jennifer plays an integral in creating buzz around advertising campaign launches that get coverage in the most desirable publications.
Debra brings over 15 years of advertising experience to OBERLAND, having worked on Verizon Fios, Walgreens, The Holocaust Memorial Museum and Teva. At OBERLAND, Deb has worked on pivotal campaigns for Uber, Autism Speaks and American Friends of the Hebrew University. Not only does she possess account direction and client management skills, but she’s also an experienced strategist. Her multifaceted skill set makes her an outstanding client partner in developing successful brand campaigns that spans TV, digital, social, direct mail and more.
Trevor comes to OBERLAND by way of Droga 5, Grey and Crispin, Porter + Bogusky. While at those agencies, Trevor worked on Procter & Gamble, Domino’s Pizza and Prudential financial. Trevor serves clients communication goals with an impeccable eye for detail and dedicated account direction. While at OBERLAND, he has successfully led campaigns for some of our biggest clients and ensured that brand goals were manifested in all creative work.
Megan’s account management experience includes working on BP and Honda, specializing in campaign and promotional marketing activations. At OBERLAND, Megan has worked with clients at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Rutgers School of Engineering and Kenneth Cole’s Mental Health Coalition. Her eye for detail and dedication to client goals makes Megan an ideal partner in translating briefs into purpose-driven work that drives results.
Shannon is experienced in account management with a background in the marketing and advertising sector of the entertainment industry. She dedicates her free time to volunteering with nonprofits focusing on the betterment of children's futures, such as Love Your Melon, Girl Scouts of the USA, NYSPCC, and more. She currently holds a BBA from Pace University, New York City Campus.
Ty is a strategic mind with roots in public relations and politics, with experience at both the local and national level helping run congressional campaigns. At OBERLAND Ty has been instrumental in promoting our “Nothing Changes If We Don’t” campaign and amplifying client and agency work. Ty leverages his political campaign background to provide insight to his clients that help deliver purpose-driven campaigns that are culturally relevant.
Matthew Bock is a lifelong New Yorker, former cheesemonger and passionate brand and advertising strategist. Leveraging the critical thinking skills he honed as a student of the classics, Matthew is committed to evolving OBERLAND's strategic offering, helping brands become both more purposeful and more profitable. He brings particular strengths in the areas of market research, communications strategy and big idea development. Prior to OBERLAND, Matthew was a Planner at Grey Group; he loves Pedro Almodovar, The IFC Center and washed rind cheeses.
Sarah’s account management experience includes a track record of success in social impact campaigns for the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and GSK. At OBERLAND, she manages the day-to-day client needs of the American Friends of the Hebrew University and Nyack College. Sarah is a dependable client partner who helps ensure that all creative work is delivered on brand and on time.
Cameron Scott is a strategist who got his start at OBERLAND during his undergrad as a part of the inaugural internship program in the summer of 2017. Drawing from his multi-dimensional background in data science and cultural studies he has a keen eye for analytics, but doesn’t get lost in the numbers, keeping his sights set on purpose. His strengths include brand and communications planning, market research, data analytics and visualization.
Arnau is one of the first employees at OBERLAND, and has been an integral part of the agency’s growth. He earned his design chops at Pratt Institute where he received the Outstanding Merit Award, and has continued to hone his craft while leading and inspiring a team of designers at the agency. Arnau is an invaluable asset in helping clients define their visual identity with systemic rigor and stunning beauty, across every medium.
Sophie Forman is a digital designer, fine artist, illustrator, and creator of dynamic digital experiences. Sophie applies her cyber creativity to the clients Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Hadassah and Luck Ecosystems. She previously worked as a designer at Phoenix House, the national nonprofit committed to ending addiction in America, and holds a BA in digital arts and painting from Scripps College in Los Angeles. Sophie has worked at galleries on both coasts, not to mention as a staff painter in Jeff Koons' studio. Her passion for color theory, social justice, and collaboration combine to find great solutions to world problems.
Alexandra is a designer who puts things into motion and brings them to life. She also has a passion for illustration, branding, hand embroidery, and social advocacy. Before joining Oberland, Alexandra animated for social media for brands like Qualcomm and Think with Google, as well as designed campaigns for an education reform nonprofit. She received her BFA in graphic design from Pratt Institute.
Carly is a multifaceted creative who does everything from design to illustration to metalsmithing. Carly has a long history of work within the art world - from cutting her teeth as an intern at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to working as a Curatorial Assistant designing and installing exhibitions for private clients. She received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz.
Laura is a multi-disciplinary designer and artist hailing from the coast of California. Her dedication to effecting lasting social change through design is communicated through her branding, creative strategy, UI, and motion graphics work. Before joining Oberland, Laura devoted her creative energy to non-profits, small businesses, start-ups, and health & fitness brands throughout California and NYC. She currently holds a BS from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed her design education at Shillington, NYC.
Kelsea is the Operations Director who oversees every aspect of OBERLAND’s delivery to ensure the agency runs efficiently. A graduate from The College of New Jersey, Kelsea brings a wide range of background experience from account management to post production. And, as co-chair of the UN Women Young Professional committee for the Metropolitan New York chapter, Kelsea uses her tenacity for good to advocate for gender equality.
Helen Todd uses her editing skills to bring to life the creative vision of our content studio. Her expert Adobe Premiere skills are focused on editing interviews, documentaries, music videos and sizzle reels flawlessly. Helen, an alum of Binghamton University who honed her design chops at ceft and company. An enthusiastic visual artist with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and justice, Helen enjoys watching documentaries and getting lost in autobiographies in her spare time.
Coco (they/them) joined OBERLAND as Office Coordinator to help power the daily magic behind the agency’s Leadership Team. Before joining OBERLAND, Coco spent 10 years in the non-profit sector as a storyteller, cultural activist and an administrative swiss-army knife specializing in the intersection of arts, culture and social change. Coco has supported brands across the U.S. and Mexico including American Documentary, 651ARTS, The Department of Cultural Affairs NYC, New Museum, Baylor Health Care System Foundation, CaosmosMX and Amplifier Foundation. Coco holds a B.F.A. in Painting and Art History from the University of Texas Arlington and an M.A. in Art and Public Policy from New York University.