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.
Following a career working with
Fortune 500 companies marketing their green developments, Sarah transitioned to Strausberg, where she’s happy tapping into the left side of her brain more often. She believes in the type of account management that turns clients and agency contacts into partners and confidantes. When not on the phone, answering emails or obsessing about that one piece of copy that just isn’t right, Sarah enjoys horseriding, Dodger games, hole-in-the-wall Chinese and her
Laura graduated from Loyola University Chicago with her Master’s of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications. Her background includes working on the client side for the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago in the marketing department. Laura made the move into the advertising industry to fulfill her creative aspirations and exercise her educational skills in brand strategy. Away from her desk and orange polka dot mug, Laura spends her free time with what she loves most: family, friends, red
wine and her dog Paco.
A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Paul has over 25 years experience as a creative professional, working on accounts that range from consumer electronics, enterprise software, healthcare to real estate, entertainment, tourism and hospitality. After 8 years at Strausberg, Paul took on the role of web producer, where he oversees all our digital projects. His dog Daisy loves visiting the agency, where the opportunities for belly-rubs are almost endless.
Chris hails from the art world. After graduating from NYU, she spent time working in New York with auction houses and international contemporary galleries. What she loves about advertising is working with clients and using her visual background to concept exciting and original campaigns. She is often found stalking the designers to obsess over new logo layouts. When she is not working, Chris enjoys studying East Asian contemporary art, and you can occasionally find her speaking Mandarin as an unexpected party trick.
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.
Jessie is a UC Santa Cruz graduate, earning her BA in Film & Digital Media. She comes from an advertising family and has a diverse background in entertainment, non-profit and event development. At Strausberg, Jessie maintains the day-to-day Zen of the office. As an L.A. native, she has a unique fondness for the city but loves to travel whenever possible.
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.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Solage Hotels & Resorts
Temecula Creek Inn
Cork Fire Kitchen
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
corporate/not for profit
AAA Life Insurance
Marina del Rey