CMO, CARL'S JR.
"Having worked with Justin for over a decade, I can say with certainty that he is not only a top-notch creative leader, but he was genuinely invested in the business goals of our brands and imbedding himself as a true partner, both for us at corporate and for our franchisees. On numerous occasions he and the team he managed partnered with us to identify new tactics to drive sales for new and existing menu items, and even came up with the idea for one of our best selling products in recent years."
"I’ve worked with Mick for over 15 years and it’s been a true pleasure. Mick is that rare combination of a really smart, very inventive, creative leader while, at the same time, being just a really good, down-to-earth guy who can laugh in the face of danger. Mick works like he’s shoulder-to-shoulder with us at the client offices, frequently coming up with ideas that are beyond the brief but which are always valuable to our business."
"We were looking to strengthen our internal creative capabilities and in his first week as a consultant, Justin had audited our group and identified next steps to help us get there, inspiring our team and department in the process. He partnered with us to help drive a creative project pitch by three A-list agencies and followed along from ideation through final production. Additionally he helped our internal teams generate and produce a late breaking Super Bowl ad in under a week."
CCO, OMELET LA
“I think what’s so cool about Justin’s consultancy is everyone wins. He helps brands navigate the agency relationship and development process. He helps agencies make the brand work better. From the very beginning, there’s a level of trust that can sometimes take months or years to formulate. Because he’s been an executive creative director at one of the best agencies in the world, helping to create amazing work, he knows what it takes to push everyone forward. He challenged us every step of the way, and that lead to the best creative. But it never felt like “us against them”, it always felt like we were in this together. And yet he understands the importance of business objectives as well as understanding what it takes to craft the work. It’s a powerful (and rare) combination.”
SVP, TRUTH INITIATIVE
"Justin can’t be placed neatly in a box. In the years we worked together, he pivoted from creative director to strategist and back—on every phone call, and in every meeting. He can, and will, do and understand it all in his effort to go above and beyond expectations. He is a dedicated partner who shared our mission and inspired his team to help us drop the teen smoking rate from 9% to 6% in the time we worked together."
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OMELET
“Justin is both an experienced brand steward and agency empath, making him the perfect agency-client bridge to better communication, collaboration and efficiency. He was right alongside us and the client team, from pitch through delivery, providing insight and steering the creative from the middle seat. Wish we could have a secret weapon like him on every project.”
CMO, TRUTH INITIATIVE
"Finding a passionate, dedicated team that understands how necessary it is for a well-thought strategy and uncommon insights to be the driving forces of impactful creative is rare. Justin and Mick develop memorable campaigns by having the rare ability to pivot between thinking strategically and creatively. They listen to needs and wants, and they ideate solutions that showcase their strengths."
VP BRAND MARKETING, SOFI
"Justin is one of the best creative partners I've worked with. Having him on our team at SoFi allowed us to be better partners with our agency and get the most creative and impactful work out of them. Justin has a very clear POV and will push for the best work out of everyone while at the same time being a joy to work with."