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it's time to spit out THE KOOL-AID.

For generations, society created a culture of greed and careless consumption. It was only about making the Benjamins. But those days are over.

Conscious Capitalism IS THE WAY FORWARD.

Consumers crave purpose-driven brands. Employees thrive when working for purpose-driven companies. Investors declare purpose as the key to long-term financial success. And they’re all right. Purpose isn't charity. It should be your growth plan.

CREATe BRANDS WITH HIGHER PURPOSE.

OBERLAND is the intersection of Madison Avenue pedigree and fearless social advocacy. We’re passionate about the power of creativity to change the world and empower a new generation of conscious capitalists. That’s why we collaborate with like-minded leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to build purpose-driven brands and a better, more prosperous future for all.

2019
Agency to Watch

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.

2018
Small Agency of the Year

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.

OUR SERVICES

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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Content Strategy
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Measurement & Analytics
Media Planning
Research
Strategic Consulting
Sponsorship
Targeting

storytelling

Advertising
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Content
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Bill Oberlander
Co-Founder
Executive Creative Director
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Drew Train
Co-Founder
President
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Davianne Harris
Partner, Head of Strategy
Davianne Harris
Partner, Head of Strategy

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.

Frank Scheuer
Chief Operating Officer
Frank Scheuer
Chief Operating Officer

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 Comiteau
Communications Lead
Jennifer Comiteau
Communications Lead

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 Wolf
Brand Director
Debra Wolf
Brand Director

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 Mundt
Account Director
Trevor Mundt
Account Director

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 Trinh
Account Executive
Megan Trinh
Account Executive

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.

Andrew DeCaro
Account Supervisor
Andrew DeCaro
Account Supervisor

Andrew is an experienced Account Supervisor who has worked on IKEA, American Express, Hyatt and Allstate at Ogilvy and Forsman & Bodenfors. Andrew has not only worked on Fortune 500 brands, he has also worked at nonprofits raising major gifts. This experience makes Andrew valuable in helping all of our clients achieve their higher purpose communication goals.

Sarah Kasarsky
Senior Account Executive
Sarah Kasarsky
Senior Account Executive

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.

Matthew Bock
Strategy Director
Matthew Bock
Strategy Director

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.

Ty Steinhauser
New Business Director
Ty Steinhauser
New Business Director

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.

Dhruv Nanda
Partner, Creative Director
Dhruv Nanda
Partner, Creative Director

Dhruv comes to OBERLAND by way of San Francisco, Toronto and Dubai – which brings a diverse viewpoint to his creative work and leadership. His career in advertising has spanned across Ogilvy, McCann, Saatchi & Saatchi and on the in-house creative team at Chipotle. Dhruv directs and manages a team of six creatives who deliver positive and disruptive ideas for OBERLAND’s clients.

Arnau Bosc
Design Director
Arnau Bosc
Design Director

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
Creative Director
Sophie Forman
Creative Director

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 Borrelli
Motion Designer
Alexandra Borrelli
Motion Designer

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 Nalven
Designer
Carly Nalven
Designer

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.

Mike Xiao
Designer
Mike Xiao
Designer

Mike is a multidisciplinary designer who makes everything from layouts to motion graphics. Before joining Oberland, Mike worked in experimental graphics and illustration at Delcan & Co. for clients including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. He received his BFA in graphic design from SVA.

Becca Abellera
Copywriter
Becca Abellera
Copywriter

Becca is a passionate copywriter who is always on the hunt for the next big idea. She comes to OBERLAND by way of Anomaly where she helped shape creative campaigns for Carnival Cruise Lines, Target, Unilever and 3M. Becca loves working with clients to help hone their communication through the power of empathy, humor and a sharp tone of voice that cuts through the clutter.

Kelsea Seavey
Executive Producer
Kelsea Seavey
Executive Producer

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
Junior Editor
Helen Todd
Junior Editor

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 Brown
Office Coordinator
Coco Brown
Office Coordinator

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.

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