Nick spent 8 years building independent Venables Bell & Partners into a national, creative powerhouse…worked at GSD&M, Zimmerman & Partners, Bernstein-Rein – in his hometown of Kansas City…past clients include Rolling Stone, Barclays, HBO, Intel, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, ConocoPhillips, ConAgra, Audi, Robert Mondavi and Kraft, among others.
Nick also loves good food and international travel.
Karin’s 19 years in the business have taken her from Fallon to Venables Bell & Partners (where she first met Gotham¹s President, Nick Johnson) to Planning Director at Wieden + Kennedy to her own Strategy Consultancy. During that time she’s worked all over the world, on the biggest clients in the world including Nike, Miller High Life, Barclay’s HBO, Target, and Microsoft. Karin has been recognized with EFFIEs, Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, Kelly Awards, OBIE Awards, Addy Awards and more.
When she’s not strategizing, Karin can be found people watching, golfing, pretending she’s a chef, drinking Guinness, reading anything with a heavy dose of sarcasm or DIY-renovating her mid-century modern home with her husband and Polydactl cat.
Mossy started as a Copywriter at Saatchi &Saatchi, Sydney, where he was a Cannes Young Lions winner… worked at CP+B on Microsoft, Coke Zero, American Express, Burger King, Jose Cuevo, Vitamin Water, Domino’s Pizza, and Gap… his previous clients include Emirates Airlines, Toyota, Lexus, Sony, Olympus, Beck’s Bier, Fox Sports, Westpac Bank and The United Nations.
Mossy enjoys keeping up with the pen pal relationship he’s had since 12, surfing, cigars, playing with Tucker (his slobbery dog) and writing a children’s book series.
Reid has worked at a number of outstanding agencies, including Lowe, Hill Holliday, BBDO, and Y&R… his previous clients include Nokia, MassMutual, The New York Times, Heineken, Sprite, Perdue, Dell, GMC, Marshalls, CVS, Putnam Investments, Ruffles, Doritos, Pepsi One, Charles Schwab, Right Guard, Star Alliance for United Airlines… he also ran a small local shop in Baltimore called The Miller Group.
Reid enjoys personal design projects to keep the world beautiful, photography to keep him sane and adopting animals to keep them safe.
Neil has spent over 20 years in the ad industry at agencies like Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, BBH, McCann and JWT. He was also client-side in the tech world at Sun and Autodesk. For clients like MINI, Johnnie Walker, British Airways, Apple, Microsoft, Miller Lite, and Ally Bank, he’s worked in just about every category you can think of.
Neil loves roaming around Manhattan looking for architectural treasures, believing it really helps to look up as often as you can. He’s also in a committed, very long-term relationship with his Tivo.
There’s something about a diner’s booth that makes you want to open up.
So we got America’s funniest people to do just that. To date, the Always
Open web series has garnered over 6 million views and has completely
repositioned Denny’s with a younger audience. Stay tuned for Season 2.
We believe people don’t simply consume brands and products; they consume their beliefs.
And, once a brand embraces a shared belief system with a consumer, it allows them to think
in a longer-term way about the relationship – well beyond the initial transaction
To get someone to do something, you have to give them something first. It’s fundamental to
human relationships. And it drives strategy and guides the work. We call it Brand Reciprocity™.
It’s a philosophy unique to Gotham. So we put a little TM at the end of it.
Given that Best Western Hotels are independently owned, we created “independent”
films about how the owners are personally invested in someone’s stay.
Our client list is diverse and filled with a long-term partners, collaborators, and people we enjoy sitting next to on long plane trips.
We had to win an account that sells shades.
And we did.
Gotham is now the global AOR for Sunglass Hut.
We have some new clients!
MAM baby products, Destination XL for big and tall men
and Happy Family organic foods.
Our Denny’s Always Open series won a
Cannes Lion in the Branded Content & Entertainment category.
Gotham won not one but two awards for marketing
effectiveness. Our Denny’s campaign won
a Silver Effie in the Renaissance category and Chobani won
a Gold Effie in the David vs Goliath category.
Named #1 Agency Standout in 2011. Coming
off the heels of being the #1 Agency to Watch by
AdAge in their annual A-list edition.