Who are Advance Creative and how can they help me?


Advance Creative is led by a pair of career entrepreneurs with experience working with venture-backed startups like Spigit and Mindjet, corporations like GENBAND, AT&T, CenturyLink, and Nlyte, as well as national brands like Honda, Toyota, PepsiCo, and Virgin.

Our clients and partners hire us to create streams of amazing video marketing content. The name Advance comes from our mission to continually push the creative envelope and as a result – help to push our clients towards successful outcomes. We do so using some of the following core values:

  • Go All In

    We have unparalleled dedication to each project. If we’re going to do something, we do it right. We do whatever it takes to deliver the best every time.

  • Always Improve

    We seize every opportunity to be better than we were yesterday. We constantly find new ways to solve problems and leverage new creative techniques.

  • Invest In Your Success

    We want to act as an extension of your brand and team, with the ability to speak in your unique voice, fulfill your vision, and surpass your expectations.

  • Commit to Quality

    We continually try to raise the bar by adhering to strict quality standards. Nothing goes out the door until we’re satisfied that it’s something we’re proud of, so we know you will be too.

  • Be A Positive Influence

    We use our canvas to help others view the beauty of the world through a unique and positive lens.


Doug Allen
Doug Allen
Creative Director

Background in design and tech.

John McConaghy
John McConaghy
Executive Producer

Background in film and production.

Aaron Eckardt
Aaron Eckardt
Post Production Supervisor

Background in music and production.

Russell Katzman
Consulting Producer

Television, commercial, and film producer for Crown Street Films with a background in finance and marketing.

Our Clients Advance

  • Working with Advance Creative is like working with an extension of your internal team. They truly listen to your goals and they intuitively understand how best to accomplish them through whatever medium is needed. We have worked with them extensively on creating video segments and have been overwhelmingly pleased with the results. They are eager to receive feedback and have an extraordinary way of bringing what you’re thinking into the final product. It’s one of the best vendor relationships we have in our department.
    Rob DeMartini
    Marketing Director // Armanino LLP
  • I've come to Advance Creative for nearly every marketing piece I do for all of my companies. There are a number of great free resources for creating video but I usually end up giving up and calling Advance to get it done right.
    Paul Pluschkell
    Founder // InnoStreams
  • Advance Creative's powerful video has become our most powerful marketing tool for demonstrating value to potential customers.
    Hans Hartvickson
    Co-Founder // AIW Camp
  • Advance Creative is a joy to work with. Their investment in truly understanding our business, our culture and our people makes them feel as though they are actually members of our organization. They have an incredible knack for taking a general idea or concept and turning it into an end product that not only achieves our goals, but exceeds our expectations. We have worked with Advance Creative on a number of videos and they are always very timely, communicative and put us, the client, first.
    Kevin Turco
    Senior Manager // Armanino LLP