- Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Owner/Editor Brody Howard of Ditch has entered into a new partnership with veteran Creative Director Mark Sandau and innovative Senior Developer Eric Brusven of Sandau Creative. Together, the trio has launched new interactive studio Ditch Creative. The new studio builds on Sandau Creative’s ten-year history of executing superior digital work, and provides clients with an expanded web offering including video production and post, designed specifically for the internet. http://www.ditchcreative.com
According to Partner Brody Howard, the launch of Ditch Creative is a natural evolution for the company, adding digital capabilities which extend their creative reach and answer clients’ demand for more digital content. “As Mark and I talked about merging our talents,” he explains, “we realized we had complementary client rosters and shared philosophies. It’s rewarding to be able to offer our clients a one-stop, integrated option that delivers an unsurpassed creative product regardless of the medium.“
The Ditch Creative team produces award-winning web design, development, e-commerce solutions, and digital strategies for agencies and individual businesses with the ability to offer video content via Ditch. "With similar ideals and clients asking for more video online, partnering with Ditch seemed like a natural progression of our digital offering," notes Sandau. "We're excited about expanding our video capabilities and roster.”
Prior to founding Sandau Creative and Ditch Creative, Mark spent eight years working at local agencies Duffy Design, Fallon, and Carmichael Lynch. Part of the revolutionary BMW Films project for Fallon, Sandau brings with him to Ditch Creative a significant career and experience. “Because of Mark’s extensive experience in-house at ad agencies, we understand the tight timelines our clients are up against,” says Senior Developer Eric Brusven. “That doesn’t daunt us at all. It’s actually very motivating to us to collaborate closely with our clients and meet the goals for the project, no matter what they are.” In addition to a long list of agencies, the Ditch Creative team has also worked directly with Best Buy, Kohl’s, and Target.
Ditch Creative is currently working on a project for Delta/American Express. They have recently completed website development projects for agencies Wink www.wink-mpls.com and Duffy www.duffy.com; and website design for General Mills Outnumber Hunger campaign www.outnumberhunger.com. They have also collaborated with Tribal Worldwide and Crispin.
Ditch is a post-production studio based in downtown Minneapolis, established in 2008. Featuring the talents of creative editors Brody Howard, Aaron Nelson, Ben Thompson, Tim Taylor, Bertram Cambridge, and Jolynn Garnes, Ditch offers post-production for any medium, including creative editing, motion graphics, color correction, VFX, compositing, and online. Beyond the walls of their state-of-the-art facility, Ditch works with agencies and creative businesses remotely or on-site across the country. The Ditch team is currently in the midst of a series of projects airing this fall and in 2016, including commercial campaigns for Land O’Lakes Purina, Steak 'n Shake, Buffalo Wild Wings, Schwan’s, and Gillette Children's Specialty Hospitals. www.ditchedit.com