At Strausberg, we believe that real success – the kind that grows client business and makes a lasting impact on the marketplace – comes from one thing: a tight-knit team of smart individuals with diverse experience in every marketing discipline. A team that understands how to give clients the ability to compete in new ways. That knows what inspires stellar customer response. That brings a passion for their work every day. That creates enjoyable and productive working relationships. And when it’s all said and done, that
knows how to have fun.
Of course, there’s one thing that can never be quantified. The creative. That magical union of process and chaos, strategy and inspiration, people and perception that breathes new life into a brand. And we like to think we’re pretty good at it.
As a boutique agency, established in 1992, Strausberg provides personalized service and innovative creative, always with an eye on the bottom line. We’re staffed with specialists in every discipline. As proven by a diverse roster of clients, we’re experts at developing strategies and programs of virtually any size and purpose – whether it’s regional ad campaigns or comprehensive corporate websites.
Strausberg’s fearless leader began his journey on the streets of the Big Apple at agencies such as Y&R, before his dreams brought him to the West Coast. Here, he worked at Lord Dentsu before trailblazing his own path. With over 20 years of experience working on everything from Fortune 500 corporations to boutique hotels, Ezra lives for the diversity and challenge each client brings him. His knowledge of the arts, architecture and culture often find their way into meetings, creative projects and Agency happy hours.
Having established entire creative departments and cultivated strategy for some of the biggest agency powerhouses, including a term as Creative Director at Grey, Lorry is a straight-up heavy-hitter. An expert at merging her left-brain sensibilities with her right-brain pizazz in perfect harmony, Lorry knows how to read what the client wants and deliver in a big way. A Chicago native, she much prefers relaxing in the warm California sun.
Cynthia is Strausberg’s resident design ninja. After perfecting her craft at other agencies, including Grey and Saatchi & Saatchi, she came to Strausberg and has maintained the mantra of clean, fresh and inspired design – creating beautiful and thoughtful brands for an array of clients. On the weekends, Cynthia loves putting her taste to good use and loves to shop.
A native Costa Rican, Enrique brings a natural and infectious passion to Strausberg. Following a career in the performing arts that included contemporary dance and set design, Enrique packed his bags and moved to the City of Angels to acquire a Masters in Urban Planning with an emphasis on the arts from UCLA. His eclectic background provides him with unique creative insight, and he’s become an expert on our residential and resort accounts. It doesn’t hurt that his arrival at the office is always accompanied with a captivating outburst of song.
Courtnie attended Miami University (Ohio), where she majored in Mass Communications with a concentration in Advertising. After graduating, she moved to Cleveland and made it through one very cold winter before deciding to trade in her snow boots for flip-flops and drive 2,400 miles to sunny L.A. She began working at Strausberg, where she currently manages the creative development and execution of AAA’s multi-faceted merchandising and promotional initiatives.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Devon followed the sunshine to Los Angeles where she graduated from USC with a dual-degree in Art History and Political Science. Her love of aesthetics and analytics lead her into a career in marketing and advertising, where her past experience includes working on international and domestic tourism campaigns. While her heart still beats for the weirdness of Portland, Devon has found that the daily dose of Vitamin D gleaned from outdoor yoga and brunch on the patio suits her just fine.
A graduate of Chapman, Chelsea earned dual degrees in advertising and dance performance – making her a total double threat. As a member of the Account team, Chelsea brings her zen-like demeanor and sharp eye to the proverbial Account table and ensures that her projects are all executed, from start to finish, without a hitch. Outside of the office, Chelsea indulges her love of dance by taking and teaching classes.
Thanh is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a BA in Graphic Design. His work has been featured in notable design blogs and online publications. Identity, branding and packaging are Thanh’s fortes. His main weapon of choice: Photoshop. When not designing, Thanh spends his time exploring L.A. for the newest watering hole. His main goal in life is to own an office completely painted in Pantone 584C.
Sam received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture. Out of his love for creating structures from concrete, glass and wood came a passion for all things web, code and design. At Strausberg, Sam builds online experiences. In his free time, Sam enjoys pumping iron, drinking protein shakes and long walks on the beach.
After getting her BA in Journalism from a noted University in The Ural Mountains of Russia, Olga turned in the vodka bottles for the fine California wines and headed out west to Santa Monica. There, she obtained her degrees in design, which are just the preludes to her passions. While expressing her talents working with Print and Web, Olga is the convincing proof that organized artists do exist. Being a proud Strausbergian, Olga brings her labors of love…to life.
A jack of most trades, such as social media and production, and a master of video and photo shoots, Mary serves as Strausberg’s operations manager. Her multi-faceted background makes her the perfect person to answer a plethora of random questions and she also has some really great stories to tell. A soccer mom of two, Mary’s maternal instincts carry over to her work as she makes sure no detail goes missed and everyone is taken care of.
A native Angeleno, Ray earned his media stripes working for major agencies in both New York and Los Angeles. Having worked with clients across a vast array of industries, ranging from automotive to entertainment, packaged goods to travel, he’s championed the art of staying on top of the ever-changing world of media and is obsessed with looking for the best media solutions for his clients. When not tending to their zoo of rescue animals, Ray and his wife like to travel, cook and make wine.
A strategy heavy-hitter, David began his career in New York at BBDO working on brands such as HBO, Hyatt and Pizza Hut. From there, he went on to work for other agency’s including: Deutsch, Team One, Deutsch LA and Saatchi & Saatchi. At Strausberg, David always seeks a thorough understanding of the client’s business issues, brand equities and competitive dynamics in order to develop strategic insights and recommendations that are both meaningful and actionable. When he’s not deep in analytical thought, David is world-traveler and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking and yoga.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Solage Hotels & Resorts
Temecula Creek Inn
La Quinta Resort
Cork Fire Kitchen
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
corporate/not for profit
AAA Life Insurance
Marina del Rey
Burbank Hospitality Association