Michelle Cardinal and Tim O’Leary have always challenged conventional wisdom. When they founded the agency in 1998, no one believed direct response and brand advertising should be in the same room—let alone the same agency. Now our clients wouldn’t have it any other way. Achieving both goals is now an imperative, not an option.
What makes us unique is that we can achieve both goals simultaneously. We deliver on brand and sales objectives at the same time with the same work. That need requires continuous innovation and total commitment.
We believe that all brand behaviors are important and the way a brand sells is key to how it is perceived. That’s why we created Transactional Brand Building.
CEO + Co-Founder
President + COO
Chief Client Officer
SVP, Client Strategy
EVP + Managing Partner
Chief Creative Officer
Managing Partner, R2C Group + President, MMSI
Managing Director, Digital + CRM
VP, Media Director
Director, Marketing Analytics
VP, New Business Development
SVP, Brand Strategy + Research
207 NW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
1441 Franklin Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
121 North Walnut Street, Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19380
931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1001
Warwick, RI 02886
Our entire agency is fully committed to these core values.
We innovate. Participate. We’re not afraid to deviate and we empower others to do the same. They zig? We zag. We have courage. To speak. To act. To try. To be. We’re brave. Because being brave is easy when everyone has your back.
We care about the people we work with and the relationships we build. We’re honest, open and receptive to one another. We have mutual respect, from clients to colleagues to vendors. Then we play hard together. ‘Cause having fun at work isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must have. And yes, participation counts.
Commit to Excellence
We do whatever it takes, for however long it takes (even when it’s hard). We deliver above and beyond for clients, for investors and, most importantly, for ourselves. And we deliver when others say it can’t be done. We keep learning. Keep teaching. Keep improving. And we raise the bar higher than the moon.
Have A Winning Spirit
We beat the control. Beat the competition. We push ourselves to be the best. We motivate our troops and move in for the win. Because we know that with great competition comes outstanding performance.
Our team is dedicated to caring for each other and for the community. We give our employees the opportunity to complete individual and team-centric fitness goals and wellness programs, in addition to our complete menu of health insurance benefits. We also care for our community by volunteering together to various organizations each year. Recent volunteer and fundraiser events have included:
Central City Concern's Family Housing Program
West Chester Food Bank
Gaits of Harmony
Oregon Food Bank
St. Anthony Foundation
Employees enjoy a full suite of health insurance benefits (medical, dental, and vision), employer matched 401K, life insurance, subsidized parking, four weeks of paid time off (to start) plus national holidays off, and competitive market-based compensation.
Digital Project Manager
This is a mid-level advertising agency position for an experienced producer managing a wide range of digital deliverables, including websites, landing pages, digital banners and email. This position reports to the Director of Digital Project Management and will work with teams in both Oakland and Portland and could work out of either one of those offices.
Remote Media Buyer
This is a mid-level media agency position that will work with several different media outlets developing relationships and strategically placing our clients’ commercials. Your efforts will play a key part in our overall success, and you’ll get to join a close-knit team. This person could work remotely or out of our Warwick, Rhode Island office.
Creative Director – Digital
This is a senior level creative position, leading teams to create exciting, smart, well-crafted digital work that will create success for our clients.
You love to lead and inspire people. And you love advertising. As a passionate student of effective creative, you have a keen sense of what is good, what is great and what is ingenious. Besides a mastery of ideas, words and images–of sight, sound and motion–you also know how to harness the power of strategy. If you can put all of that together to create great work that works, we want you. This is a senior-level creative position based in Portland, Oregon.
Account Executive, Digital
This is a mid-level position, supporting the agency and our Client Services team with creating and maintaining digital campaigns for our clients.
Paid Social Assistant Specialist
This is a junior-level position that provides day-to-day paid social media execution for performance and branding campaigns and works closely with our internal team members in our Portland, Oregon office.
This is a mid-level advertising agency position with the ability to manage, and begin to lead, the agency’s day-to-day relationship with client contacts. You work hard to earn and keep each clients’ respect and confidence as a trusted advisor bringing value to their business through a strong commitment to success, consistent performance and the ability to develop a wide range of ideas and solutions. You inspire others, build positive relationships and you get stuff done!
Assistant Planner, Media Planning
This is an entry-level advertising agency position in West Chester with our media planning team, supporting the creation and analysis of your clients’ media campaigns. Your efforts will play a key part in our clients’ overall success, and you’ll get to join a close-knit team.
Digital Media Supervisor
This is a mid-level level position who will be an integral part of our Digital Media team and help build and transform the way we buy and integrate Digital Media for our clients.
Paid Social Specialist
This position provides day-to-day paid social media execution for performance and branding campaigns for our clients and works closely with our internal team members and clients in our Portland, Oregon office.
This is an entry level advertising position in our West Chester office, with our Media Buying team supporting the Media Buyers in the day to day management and execution of our Clients campaigns.
Accounts Receivable Specialist
This is a junior-level accounting position who will be a critical member of our Financial Operations team. This role is responsible for ensuring that receivables invoices for specific divisions of our advertising agency are prepared in an accurate and timely manner, accruals are posted properly and client issues are addressed and resolved.
This is an entry-level advertising agency position, working with client teams to organize and administer campaign deliverables. You will have the opportunity to join a close-knit client service team where your efforts will play a key role in successfully delivering on client expectations. This person would work out of our Warwick, Rhode Island office.
Executive Creative Director – Digital
This is an executive-level creative position based in either Portland or Oakland. You will help develop the vision for our agency, driving growth and innovation for our Digital business. You’ll spearhead pitches, grow relationships with current and potential clients, and lead teams to develop exciting, smart, well-crafted digital work.
Digital Media Specialist
This is a junior-level position who will be an essential part of our Digital Media team, helping to build and execute performance and full-funnel digital campaigns.
Director, Media Planning
We are looking for a seasoned media expert with a love for all media content, and who is especially fascinated with the intersection of linear and digital media channels.
Digital Media Assistant Specialist
This is a junior-level position who will be an essential part of our Digital Media team, helping to build and execute performance and full-funnel digital campaigns