This is what happens when the film nerd from high school grows up and decides to start his own creative agency.
We’ve turned a living room into a concert hall. Staged a police shoot out with the SFPD. Captured time-lapse images from the top of a gondola. Climbed into a wine vat. Launched a young girl into space. Helped non-profits raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single evening. Worked with Fortune 500 CEOs. Interviewed NBA legend John Salley and the San Francisco Chief of Police. Won ADDY awards for two of our commercials. And produced a wide variety of corporate videos that keep our top-shelf clients happy and coming back for more.
What Sets Us Apart
Fossum Creative is a marketing communications agency that specializes in video production, while also having an extensive background in copywriting. Which means that nailing the right story, message, and tone is at the heart of everything we do. Our videos are often based on a documentary-style approach, which helps to keep our subjects — who are often our clients themselves — relaxed, unscripted, and authentic. This style also allows us to draw upon our copywriting background to edit together the parts that will tell the best and most compelling story possible. After years of writing copy in the technology space, we also have an uncanny ability to take complex concepts and boil them down into simple messages that anyone can understand. The same goes for our videos.
Our Approach to Social Video
If we were into acronyms, we'd tell you our entire content creation philosophy is based on the concept of ICE. But if we're being honest, the presence of an acronym here is really just coincidence. The fundamentals of our approach remain the same no matter which synonyms you use for the names of each step.
Step 1: Intrigue
In just a few moments, a targeted social video can tell a story, convey a message, and create a response that would take pages to achieve with static words and images alone.
Step 2: Connect.
In exchange for the compelling content you provide and the intrigue your videos generate, customers are more likely to connect with your business to learn more and keep in touch.
Step 3: Engage.
Once they become part of your social circle, you have their attention. As well as the power to engage, converse, promote, and turn interested leads into active and frequent customers.
The Company We Keep
Over the years, we've built up a client list that would make us envious if it wasn't our own. We've also partnered with some of the top marketing and advertising agencies in Silicon Valley to help them meet the needs of their own clients. The select client list below includes companies that Fossum Creative has worked with for both video and copywriting projects. We'd love to add your logo to this ever-growing list.
Meet the Team
CEO and Showrunner
An award-winning copywriter and video producer, Cory lends his strategic vision to every project that comes through Fossum Creative. Since founding the agency in 2002, he has amassed a roster of clients that includes some of the biggest names in the tech industry. Cory divides his time between consulting with clients, producing and directing videos, and ensuring that each project meets the high standards that are the trademark of Fossum Creative.
Vice President and Chief Shot Caller, Set Design and Makeup Artist
As a former Hollywood talent manager, model, and business owner, Trish brings to Fossum Creative countless years of strategic planning and client relations expertise. She oversees many of our marketing activities and helps to ensure that all business decisions are made to satisfy the needs of both the agency and our clients.
Steven G. Wong
Cinematographer and Editor
In addition to his work with Fossum Creative, Steven has produced and directed a series of commercials and videos for the likes of Mountain Dew, Infinitegraph, Seicoat Corporation, and Universal Site Services. He is the writer of the national Mountain Dew White Out commercial, a member of DFN (a Steven Spielberg film group), the first-place winner of the PepsiCo commercial contest, and has been nominated for the top 3 short films at the creaTV awards.
Art Director, Production Coordinator
A renowned portrait photographer in her own right, Jennifer is in charge of making sure that everything happens on time and on budget. She has produced a series of commercials for national and local clients. In addition to directing her own short films, she is also attending the Miami Ad School to enhance her expertise in digital media.
Conner James Quinto
Conner studied photography at Cabrillo College and UCSC, where he started out in the darkroom developing pictures the old-fashioned way before transferring that knowledge into the digital realm. He earned a degree in Film and Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz. His appreciation of different styles has led him to experiment at everything from portraits and events to landscape and macro photography, working in both the real and the abstract.