Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

Learn our human code to engineering brand love.
The Shipyard builds performance-driven brands that audiences love by applying modern mindsets to established models. We think, plan and create differently. 

More courageous creativity. More validated, too.
Our ability to align audacious creativity with individual consumer motivations lets us do more than hope for brand love — we methodically engineer it throughout the consumer journey. 

We’re figure-it-outers.
We’re a diverse crew of poets, artists, anthropologists, engineers, craftsmen, thinkers, tinkerers, makers, creators, innovators, and visionaries with wild imaginations and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-solve-it attitudes. 

We co-mingle, cross-pollinate, cross-ideate and collaborate, all under one roof.

To perform in today’s multidimensional marketplace you need to be firing on all cylinders. That’s why we’re a multi-disciplined, multi-talented kind of agency. Together, we build strategies, content architectures and targeted media buys. We build new audiences, new insights and new success stories. We move from awareness to conversion in seconds flat. We have the tools to do it all. And speaking of tools, like all good builders, we’re obsessed with ours – research, insights, creativity, data science, gut and experience are some of our favorites. 


New Business

Lance Porigow
EVP, Growth


Lauren Arnold
VP, Account Management
Nigel Carr
Chief Strategy Officer
Kerry Krasts
Executive Creative Director
Marty McDonald
President, Fahlgren Mortine
Rick Milenthal
Chairman & CEO
Lance Porigow
EVP, Growth
David Sonderman
Chief Creative Officer