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Team Fifteen Degrees

To quickly and efficiently create lift for brands in today’s world,
you have to be fluent in a variety of advertising media and social mediums,
which is undoubtedly why we’ve grown to become such an eclectic group.
Scroll to the right to see the many different types of people who make up the
DNA of Fifteen Degrees.

Team Fifteen Degrees

 

Richard Clarke

Co-Founder/Director of Account Services

RAC@fifteendegrees.com

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

Always thinking. Rarely compromise. Work hard and really enjoy what I do. Love to see young talented professionals succeed. Love to see clients succeed even more.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

Coaching my daughter in softball and vicariously wishing I were her. Playing tennis and having a backhand like Roger Federer. Actively involved in raising awareness of heart disease in young women through www.2BigHearts.org.

What brands have you created lift for?

Hankook Tire, Mobil Oil, HSBC, Purolator Filters, Hertz, Fed Ex DVX, Hennessey Industries, Continental Tires, Hino Diesel Trucks (Toyota), Marvel Oil, The Heart Institute, Northshore-LIJ, Staten Island University Hospital, Sanwa Bank BGK, Oppenheimer & Co., Security Pacific National Bank, New York Community Bank, Apple Bank for Savings, Dime Bank, Bank Asiana, Flushing Bank, Catholic Charities, Dermot

What’s the short story on your life in advertising?

My father, George P. Clarke, started the agency (originally Clarke Advertising) in 1965. He thrived in this business because he cared about each and every client’s business as if it were his own. Then in 1995, he handed the reins of the company over to me. I do my best to follow in his footsteps, caring for our clients’ businesses as much as they do. It’s something I think about everyday, and it keeps me closely involved in every stage of all our clients’ advertising, from strategic, to creative, to implementation and tracking.
I like to say that, as an agency, “We are the product of those we’ve helped succeed.” And, over the course of my 27-year career those successes have included creating lift for some of the world’s largest brands, like helping to transform Hankook Tire into one of the top tire companies nationwide. During that time I’m proud to have won numerous awards for direct marketing, broadcast and design in the financial, healthcare, and automotive industries.
I have a B.S from the State University of New York at Oswego and live in Weehawken, NJ with my wife Nanci and daughter, Nicole. I also recently succeeded, happily, in climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Mac McLaurin

Co-Founder/Creative Chief

Mac@fifteendegrees.com

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I head up all the creative work at Fifteen Degrees. I occasionally lift spirits by agreeing to sign for the bar tab.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

During the spring and fall I coach youth soccer. During the summer and winter, I recover from coaching youth soccer. I’m proud of the PSA campaigns I’ve created over the years for Organ Donation, SIDS, and Catholic Charities. I also roast my own coffee beans, and have been known to brew up the kind of coffee that creates a lift in heart rates.

What brands have you created lift for?

AT&T Wireless, Toshiba, Honda, Standard & Poor’s, Speedo, Newsweek, Pentax, SiriusXM, Carvel Ice Cream, CBS, Eight O’Clock Coffee, Heinz, Coty Fragrances, Ernst & Young, French Government Board of Tourism, Golden Books, GreenPoint Bank, JD Power, Organ Donation, Kaplan, Maimonides Medical Center, Advanced Radiation Centers, Marsh, Mercer, Warnaco, WNYC, Marvel Comic Books & Entertainment, St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Institute, North Shore-LIJ, Staten Island University Hospital, Dermot, New York Community Bank, Flushing Bank, St. John’s University, CBRE

What’s the short story on your life in advertising?

I began my advertising career in Chicago as a media planner for JWT, where I learned to create lift with the left half of my brain first. While at JWT, I took copywriting classes during the evenings, which eventually led to my catching the attention of advertising icon Jerry Della Femina on Madison Avenue in New York. That was in 1995 and for the next 15 years I worked at Della Femina/Rothschild/Jeary and Partners, rising to the title of VP/Creative Director. During my time with Della Femina, I contributed to the success of many brands including Toshiba, AT&T Wireless, Honda, Newsweek, Carvel ice cream, Casio, and Standard & Poor’s.

Over the years, I’ve been honored with numerous advertising awards, published articles in AdWeek and Advertising Age, spoken as a guest lecturer for the Advertising Education Foundation, and served as a judge for the New York Festivals advertising award show.

I have a B.A. in Economics from the University of South Florida and live with my wife, Jeanne, and two children, Griffin (7) and Sophia (5) in Tarrytown, New York.

 

Greg Farmer

Greg Farmer

Senior Account Executive

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

By making sure all of our departments are in sync and working together for our clients. From strategizing on a creative brief to the realization of a fully integrated campaign — whether it’s within the media, production, account or creative departments — I ensure that everyone’s happy and that we’re on track to produce something we can stand behind. And just in case I’ve offended anyone on the way there, I occasionally bring doughnuts to smooth out any problems.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

By spending time with those that matter most to me. Whether it’s my wife or the rest of my family or friends, I make sure that we see each other as often as possible.

What brands have you created lift for?

Flushing Bank, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Gazprom International, Staten Island University Hospital, The Heart Institute, Amtrak, Jacoby & Meyers, Bel-ray, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Oyster.com, CityEats.

What’s the short story on your life in advertising?

In college I took a lot of classes about rhetoric, and in the end they all taught me the same lesson — how the right communication can change the world we live in. From that point on I knew I had to work in communications. I moved back to New Jersey and found a job at a small agency in Princeton where I worked with many local businesses to enhance their messaging. After that I knew I wanted to be involved on a larger scale, so I moved to a job in New York City and began working on brands with national and international reach. Many campaigns later, while I may not have changed, I have influenced the way people think about the brands they love — and I’m going to keep doing that for as long as I can.

Alysia Naples

Alysia Naples

Account Executive

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

By focusing on strategy and serving as a liaison for great creative. From orchestrating meetings to producing campaigns to measuring success, I’m always looking for ways to improve collaboration and optimize results.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

As a South Florida girl, born and raised, my quick response to what provides me with lift is, “anything to do with ocean.” Additionally, I take pride in the hours I’ve spent working with the American Heart Association’s Broward Pulse to help further Broward County’s commitment to heart health. And in 2014 I was proud to be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as one of Fort Lauderdale’s Top Young Professionals for outstanding contributions to the community.

What brands have you created lift for?

Flushing Bank, Savings Bank of Danbury, The Heart Institute, Staten Island University Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center, Staten Island University Hospital Bariatric Center, Ridgewood Savings Bank, The Restaurant People, Ferrari/Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, JM Lexus, Maxim Superbowl, Nor-tech Power Boats, Blue Nun, Wines, Ron Barcelo Rum, Logan Zane, Duke & Winston, Manhattan Fashion Director, Flagler Village, City of Pompano Beach

Anna (pron. [AH-na]) Levikova

Genius/ACD Art

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

For me, everything is about aesthetics. I bring my love for art and design, space and form into everything i do. I enjoy a good challenge and i love to surprise myself :)

(Note: I hate ugly stuff. I refuse to partake in what I call “visual disturbance” – I strongly believe it’s my responsibility to create and give life to aesthetically pleasing things.)

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

I love to travel – Mexico, Russia, England, France, as well as the Middle East, in the past year alone. I am constantly taking off and landing with another great book and a Nikon in my hands. I also paint in my Brooklyn art studio (annapaints.com) and spend time at the gym doing yoga and pilates…getting stronger…so everything is easier to lift.

 What brands have you created lift for?

Marriott Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, GMC (General Motors Corporation), Saab,
GE (General Electric), Illy Coffee, MasterCard, Johnson & Johnson, Mass Mutual, Century 21 Real Estate, Smokey Bones, Got Milk?

Fionna Duffy

Fionna Duffy

Art Director

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

As a student of design, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration and try to show up each day with new ideas and a fresh perspective.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

Through a little pro-bono work as well as designing / sketching posters for friends’ shows. In the summer I’m a kayaking guide with the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, which is far less gross than it sounds.

What brands have you created lift for?

Gazprom International, Catholic Charities, Flushing Bank, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Cityrib, Offshore Magazine, The Comprehensive Breast Center, Northshore/LIJ Health System, Staten Island University Hospital, American Heart Association, Dermot, Bump Babe, Sleepr, March of Dimes, The National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Tandem Publishing, Xinc Technologies, Brick House, Asos

Noah Benezra

CopywriterNoah Benezra

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

As a copywriter, I’m always looking to turn heads, crack smiles, and engage customers. It’s all in the name of getting your brand the attention it deserves.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

Flying kites. Making paper airplanes. Pushing elevator buttons. Inflating balloons. Raising the roof. Lifting a glass.

What brands have you created lift for?

Gazprom, Cheeses of Europe, Savings Bank of Danbury, Northshore LIJ, Little Duck Organics, Teavana, Corbis Images, Veer, Outline, Greenlight, HalfPops, Mrs. Cooks, Allsports, David Lawrence, Watts Basketball, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Flushing Bank, The Comprehensive Breast Center, and Washington Ensemble Theatre

Chris D.

Copywriter/Web Content Manager/Social Media Strategist*

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I live for creativity – especially that moment when something clicks and you know it’s a home run. I find the scientific deconstruction of an idea or joke (in order to make it smarter and cleaner) to be fascinating.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

Writing, beach volleyball, and playing guitar keep me sane. I have a special connection with multiple sclerosis and look for opportunities to volunteer when I can.

What brands have you created lift for?

Gazprom International, Barnes and Noble.com, Staten Island University Hospital, The Heart Institute, Flushing Bank, Hummingbird Organics, CityRib Restaurant.

*Chris is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team

Bill Schaefer

Art Director/Designer/Photographer

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I take on assignments very personally. I often dream about design solutions. That’s when I know it’s time to lift a few beers.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

I travel across the globe to remote places for adventure and to photograph the indigenous people. The better I can connect with people, the better I can make a photograph that will tell their story, see Lens on Asia.com.

 What brands have you created lift for?

Hankook Tire, Hino Diesel Trucks, Allied Irish Bank, Flushing Bank, Dime Savings Bank, Amalgamated Bank, New York Community Bank, BNB Bank, The Heart Institute, Staten Island University Hospital, North Shore-LIJ, Advanced Cardio Care, Trinitas Hospital, CentraState Healthcare System, Dermot, Knight Electrical Services, Jade Press, Catholic Charities, Hummingbird Organics

Joshua Krauss

Joshua Krauss

Brand Strategy & Digital Marketing

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I make sure everyone is aligned with what we’re aspiring to accomplish, develop a plan for meeting those goals, and define how we’ll measure success. As a digital marketing expert, I am driven to uncover innovative ways to reach and engage with consumers, and prove performance.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

Spending time with my wife and two daughters always lifts my spirits, and exercising every day lifts my endorphins. Otherwise, it’s likely that I’ll be reading about football – all year round. And I’ll calm my mind with a nice game of Words With Friends.

What brands have you created lift for?

Ridgewood Savings Bank, Little Duck Organics, AT&T, Beneficial Savings Bank, G-Shock/Baby G Watches, GMAC Bank, The H.J. Heinz Company, International Paper, Johnson & Johnson, Marvel Comics, Merck, The NY Mets, Newspaper Association of America, Newsweek Magazine, North Shore – LIJ Health System, PETA, Pfizer, Rolaids, Taubman Shopping Malls, Verizon Wireless (Bell Atlantic Mobile), Weight Watchers Smart Ones

Bea Merry

Bea Merry

Director of Hispanic Strategy

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I connect things and serve as a bridge between business goals and great creative work. My role has always been to understand the numeric goals of a brand, but I also read between lines to connect with the creative side of things.

The key is listening really well to the founders/managing partners of the brand, understanding their aspirations and anticipating their needs.

Successful brands are the ones that have achieved their maximum seductiveness, creating loyal clients and meaningful liaisons. They’ve gone beyond selling to create emotional significance.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

I am part of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Benevolent Society of NY (oldest Spanish institution in the USA dated 1868). After graduating from law school/masters in economics, I was hired by la Casa del Agua de Coco NGO to work for a year in Madagascar. I managed 80 staff and 1000 beneficiaries. I organized their finances, accounting, communications, and I even did flamenco classes over there. Best year of my life. I’m also proud of the work I’ve done for the following charitable organizations: Bisila Bokoko (African literacy project, NY/Ghana), Cricket Island Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Citikyds foundation, Transforma (Costa Rica), Spanish Benevolent Society of NY

What brands have you created lift for?

Jose Andres Foods / Think Food Group, Google, Zagat, Instituto Cervantes of NY, Consulate General of Spain NY, Spain Culture New York, Pikolinos Shoes, Spain US Chamber of Commerce, Socarrat Restaurants, Vis a vis wines, Walt Disney.

Wassila Satouri

Wasilla Satouri

Assistant Account Executive

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I create lift by listening intently to my clients’ ambitions to make sure that they get real results from their investment. I work hard and I am determined to help my clients succeed.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

By enjoying what New York and the USA have to offer: dinners, photography, hiking, riding, traveling, walking…I want to see it all.

What brands have you created lift for?

Cheeses of Europe, Cniel, The French Cheese Board, Dermot, Northshore, NYC, The Heart Institute, Mairie de Paris, United Nations, Les Mousquetaires Intermarche, Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, Actualise Search.

DeAnna Gonzales (d*)

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Financial Director/SVP of Operations

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I ensure that the agency achieves its financial objectives so that we can provide the best possible service to our clients. My main goal is to maximize our potential as an advertising agency so we can focus on helping our clients grow.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

By being on stage! Theatre, performing arts and arts in education are my passion. I focus on being part of projects that address social issues. I believe that theatre, as well as other forms of art, can be vehicles which give a voice to those causes that can’t find it for themselves. I currently coach young theatre artist for regional theatre auditions in my area.

What brands have you created lift for?

Hankook Tire, Hino Diesel Trucks, Flushing Bank, Dime Savings Bank, Amalgamated Bank, New York Community Bank, BNB Bank, The Heart Institute, Staten Island University Hospital, North Shore-LIJ, Advanced Cardio Care, Comprehensive Breast Center, Trinitas Hospital, CentraState Healthcare System, Dermot, Knight Electrical Services, Jade Press, Catholic Charities, Hummingbird Organics.

Renate S.

Renate

Art Director/Web Designer/UX Expert*

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I’m passionate about creative excellence in digital communication design – the sweet spot where visual flair and purpose coalesce. Getting into the mindset of a client’s demographic means everything for developing a visual language that will seduce, engage and enable their user. Making sure an interface design performs is paramount; always trend-spotting tools and techniques that can enrich the user experience by making it more intuitive, immersive and beautiful. Golden rule: less is more.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

Like a sponge I enjoy observing everything around me, whether that’s on a trip to far-flung places like India or on my next New York subway ride. The fabric of life is a curious thing, small interactions color the big experience, signals become symbols while the vocabulary of expression remains fluid, so much to learn and appreciate, always. It enables me to give back to friends, family and issues I care about, be inspirational if I can.

What brands have you created lift for?

Gazprom International, Offshore Magazine, AT&T, IBM, Kaplan, Kodak, Unisys, Beacon Capital, BW Bank, Compulsive Traveler, Condé Nast Publications, Countrywide Investments, Editor & Publisher, Greenwich Capital Markets, Janssen Pharmaceutical, European Commission, Mustang Jeans, Nasdaq, Otto Kern, POP-market, Techhackers, Turespaña US Partners, Vichara Technologies.

*Renate is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team.

Kent H.

Photographer/Graphic Specialist*

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I create lift by listening to my clients and giving them photographs that exceed their expectations.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

I’m pretty focused on just getting my teenage daughter through High School in a safe and sane manner. I cooked at the crab cake booth at the local Art Festival. I hated it. Boss was a nightmare. I volunteer at my daughter’s school library, putting away books and such. I really enjoy it. I do however, come away with the feeling that I should be wearing an orange work suit with the word “trustee” printed on the back.

What brands have you created lift for?

BASF Chemicals, IBM, Hankook Tire, AT&T, Lucent Technologies , British American Tobacco, ITT, Fed Ex, China Shipping, Hino Diesel Truck, Dow Pharmaceuticals, Constellation Brands, Fosters Group, Kendall-Jackson, Apple Bank, Dime Bank, New York Community Bank, Catholic Charities, National Geographic Magazine, The Wine Spectator Magazine, BusinessWeek Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Time Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, Discover Magazine, CIO Magazine, Institutional Investor Magazine.

*Kent is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team.

Marc Clapham

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Digital Strategy and Production*

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I’m deeply involved in crafting digital brand experiences with involvement ranging from strategy, creativity, technology and interactive marketing. From top to bottom ensuring all the various components and tasks are conducted in a way that strengthens the overall brand objective.

How do you create lift outside of 15 degrees?

Basketball. Running. Traveling. Giving back through pro-bono work. Continual educational studies to stay in tune with emerging opportunities within the digital landscape.

What brands have you created lift for?

Gazprom International, MTV Networks, Red Viacom, Microsoft, Interrupt Violence, World Vision, PBS, Mozilla, Samsung, Intel, Duran Duran & Doors Digital Live Premium on Facebook, Nedra Publishing

*Marc is a valued partner and consultant, often spending more time in our office than he does his own

Marc W.

Public Relations Consultant*

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?Marc W.

I create lift by developing and implementing strategic public relations and communications concepts that build media awareness and help educate target audiences about our clients. As a former reporter and long-time PR agency professional, I know how to put together the necessary ingredients for a good story that moves the media and motivates targeted consumers.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

When I’m not busy raising a nearly 5-year-old, sports-obsessed son, I create lift by playing the bass guitar in New York-based ska and reggae band, Bigger Thomas. We’ve lifted the spirits of crowds across the U.S. and Canada for more than 20 years with our upbeat mix of ska, pop, reggae and soul, and we’ve performed with a who’s who of bands including The English Beat, The Alarm, Jimmy Cliff, Yellowman and many others.

What brands have you created lift for?

The Heart Institute, Staten Island University Hospital, Gazprom International, Lipitor, Benecol, Singulair, Lamisil Tablets, Prevacid 24HR, Propecia, Levitra, Blood Pressure Success Zone, Nuvigil, Quit Nits, Avanti Condoms, Topamax and Maxalt.

*Marc is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team.

Kalindi A.

Flash Animator/Web Programmer*

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I bring Web ideas to life. My skills include: Flash, Actionscript 3.0, HTML, CSS and advanced knitting.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

I’m an accomplished knitter and often contribute my knitted affairs to charities for the homeless.

What brands have you created lift for?

Honda, Disney, Philips, Toshiba, Mercer, Bic, Boru Vodka (Ireland/US), Eight O’Clock Coffee, Cirque Du Soleil, Blue Man Group, Radio City, Flushing Bank, The Heart Institute, Staten Island University Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Health System

*Kalindi serves as our star Flash Animator, and while she works on a freelance basis, we love her like she’s a full-time part of the team!

Jim Foertsch

Display Engineer/Production Manager

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

With 20 years in the digital display industry, I have the experience to handle any sign project, large or small, interior or exterior. My responsibilities include outside sales and survey work, design consultation, project management for all stages of your project or program (I am a certified project manager holding the PMP designation), installation coordinator and supervisor, as well as permit procurement. I have a BS degree in Business Management and owned and managed my own sign company for over 12 years.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

I love to fish, even though there are many days when I don’t wind up lifting a fish out of the ocean. I’m a volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts – my son is now an Eagle Scout, but that hasn’t stopped me from continuing to go on camping trips.

What brands have you created lift for?

EmblemHealth, Sherwin-Williams Paints, The Heart Institute, North Shore-LIJ, Staten Island University Hospital, Sleepy’s Mattresses, Flushing Bank, Dime Savings Bank, New York Community Bank

 

Tom C.

Web Master*

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

I help combine the latest Internet technology with compelling creative design. The result is a dynamic, interactive Web presence that lifts our clients above the competition.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

As recipients of Small Business Innovative Research Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, I helped produce the Award-winning Beat the Street curriculum. This program is used in thousands of facilities around the world to help recovering inner city addicts avoid relapsing to substance abuse.

What brands have you created lift for?

Westinghouse, Tropicana, Union Carbide, Houghton Mifflin, The Heart Institute, North Shore-LIJ, Staten Island University Hospital, Rockwell international, National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Health Care, Sunburst Communications, Human Relations Media, Med Data Inc., Office of Mental Health, Commission on Corrections, Bureau of Municipal Police, Civil Service Employee’s Association

*Tom is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team.

Yvonne V.

Senior Copywriter*

How do you create lift at Fifteen Degrees?

As a creative who goes by the title “Copywriter,” my ultimate goal is to deliver the kind of work that clients are proud to take full credit for.

How do you create lift outside of Fifteen Degrees?

My kids. My Spanx®.

What brands have you created lift for?

Virgin Atlantic Airways, Alitalia Airlines, Texaco, Miller Beer, Johnnie Walker, The Heart Institute, GoDaddy.com, Flushing Bank, Hummingbird Organics, Rosa Mexicano Restaurants, Trump International Hotel & Tower, The French Culinary Institute, Bravo TV, Jetblue Airways, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Zappos.com, Maxim Magazine, Foot Locker, CVS Pharmacy, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Starwood Hotels, WashingtonPost.com

*Yvonne is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team.

Ellen E.

Web Programmer/Developer*

How do you create lift at 15 degrees?

I pride myself on creating easy-to-use Web-based systems with functionality that go beyond what most clients think is possible. I specialize in ecommerce, content management, form data capture, data calculations, reporting, and database management.

How do you create lift outside of 15 degrees?

I am an avid sports car enthusiast and animal lover. I volunteer weekly for the Walden Humane Society. My love for animals has led me to creating numerous Web sites for animal welfare groups.

What brands have you created lift for?

Honda, Honda Sports Car Registry, The Honda Beat, New England Fuel Institute, North East Propane, Rainforest Alliance, North Shore-LIJ, Veterans Job Search, University of Vermont, Truck Insurance of America, Coaching Systems USA, Midwifery Education Accreditation Council, The Heart Institute, Harris Energy, Rhode Island Oil Heat, Vermont Vegetarian Society, Vermont Humane Association, Vermont Childcare and Food Program, Lincoln Peak Vineyards, Executive Investment Advisors


*Ellen is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team.

Sherri H.

Producer*

How do you create lift at 15 degrees?

I am passionate about producing emotionally compelling content across all platforms including broadcast, digital and social media. I constantly search for the most talented, innovative directors, editors, graphic artists and other vendors who will creatively lift the projects I work on.

How do you create lift outside of 15 degrees?

I am a travel junkie. I’ve visited well over 20 countries including Indonesia, Thailand, Russia, Africa and Honduras just to name a few.  I have participated in many adventurous activities involving lift. I bungee jumped in Australia, paraglided off a mountain in Turkey, and went sky diving in exotic Flemmington, New Jersey. In addition I often lift the spirits of the underprivileged girl I’ve been mentoring for the past five years.

What brands have you created lift for?

Visa, Comcast Cable, Bacardi, AOL, Almay, Gillette, Verizon, Lancome, L’Oreal, Champs Sports, Addidas, Reebok, Cuervo, HIP,  Campbell’s, Dish Network, Continetal Airlines, Oil of Olay, Quick & Reilly, Prudential, Almay, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.


*Sherri is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team.

Alex C.

Music Composer/Sound Engineer*

How do you create lift at 15 degrees?

In my case, lift = music. I compose music, and that includes anything from catchy jingles about dogs to ethereal background sonic landscapes. Composing for advertising/film/tv provides variety that keeps music fun and always interesting. I love a good challenge!

How do you create lift outside of 15 degrees?

I’m a lucky husband and proud parent of Fozzie the Australian Shepherd and Sadie the cat. I love performing music live, reading, searching out good thrift stores, and I like eating a little too much…

What brands have you created lift for?

Coca-Cola, Raisinets, ESPN, Fiat, Walgreens, Gazprom International, Qdoba, The Heart Institute, Northshore/LIJ Staten Island University Hospital, Allstate, Stoli Vodka, Johnson & Johnson, Ad Council, Conoco Phillips, Chantix, North American Power, Fresh Direct, Delimex, Heinz, Catholic Charities


*Alex is a freelance partner and contributes regularly as a valuable member of the Fifteen Degrees team.