Kolby Slocum

Kolby Slocum

Creative Content Producer | Executive Producer | Head of Production at Freelance (Kolby Slocum)
Greater New York City Area, United States

About me

I am an accomplished executive producer who has spent my career telling compelling stories that connect with target audiences and get results for global brands and top agencies. My well-rounded background in film, live television, and digital content strategy enables me to understand client needs, generate big ideas, lead effective production teams, and always deliver, regardless of budget or timeline.

Since 2010, I have helped agencies including VML, Story Worldwide, Tribal, and FCB navigate the transition of traditional production to digital marketing and build the teams and infrastructure to support it. I am an award-winning creative content producer equally comfortable producing broadcast, digital, live event, and experiential solutions that drive client retention, revenue, and customer engagement across multiple channels.

As a leader, I focus on providing the knowledge, tools, and opportunities for my teams to develop valuable skills and the confidence that ensures their growth and happiness. I also have a unique ability to take the most complex multi-channel initiatives and break them down into manageable projects.

I look forward to continuing to produce content and direct teams at innovative organizations who embrace emerging technologies and the value of storytelling.

AWARDS
Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC, One Show, Clio, FWA, Webby, CICLOPE, LIA, Adweek Project Isaac, Facebook, Telly, Campaign US, OMMA, Caples, RX Club, Lew Wasserman MCA Fellowship

WHAT ELSE MAKES ME TICK
Film, Animation, Documentaries, Pop Culture, Street Art, Calvin and Hobbes, Comics, Technology

Awards

Positions

Executive Producer • Management • Production Constultant
Freelance (Kolby Slocum)
May 2018 - Present (5 months)
Seasoned manager and award winning Executive Producer with extensive hands-on experience in broadcast, digital, live event, experiential, mobile, radio, print, and integrated production.
Executive Producer • Head of Production VML New York
VML
New York, United States
August 2015 - May 2018 (2 years 9 months)
Ad Age’s Agency A-List (2016) (2017) (2018)Cannes Lions Entertainment Agency of the Year (2017)Major Clients: Motorola (Moto), LEGOLAND, Chevron, International Olympic Committee, Special K, Dell, Shiseido, Tyson Foods, Miami Tourism, New Balance, ORB Vitamins, NBA, United Nations, AMC• Supervised a team of seven project managers and two producers while leading a multi-disciplinary production department in the New York office• Executive produced broadcast, digital, live event, experiential, mobile, radio, print, and rich media content while directing video and post-production for social and digital activation• Responsible for the development and negotiation of large project estimates, statements of work, project plans, and change orders for existing and prospective clients• Cannes Lions: 3 Silver, 2 Bronze, 10 Shortlists• D&AD: Wood Pencil• ADC: Silver, 2 Merit• One Show: 5 Merit, Shortlist​​​​​​​• Clio: Bronze, Shortlist•The Webby Awards: 2 People’s Voice | Webby Winner | Nominee• CICLOPE: Gold• LIA: Silver, 2 Finalists• Adweek Project Isaac Awards: Gold• Facebook Awards: North America Regional Winner• FWA
Head of Integrated Production
New York, United States
November 2013 - July 2015 (1 year 8 months)
Major Clients: Beech-Nut, ARRIS, Unilever, Popsicle, Suave, Bertolli, BD Worldwide, WGN America, USA Network, RCI, Lexus, Trulia• Supervised a team of six integrated producers while leading a multi-disciplinary production department of eighteen people in New York and Seattle• Successfully implemented an integrated production workflow for video, broadcast, web, mobile, rich media, and point of sale global campaign tactics• Established Story Films, an internal production division, which offered video and motion graphics production for broadcast, social, and digital distribution• Executive produced video, broadcast, web, mobile, and rich media content while directing video and post-production for social and digital activation• Performed all production related business affairs and talent management duties• Responsible for the development and negotiation of large project estimates, statements of work, project plans, and change orders for existing and prospective clients• Caples Awards: Finalist• OMMA Awards: Finalist• 17 Telly Awards
Executive Producer
New York, United States
October 2010 - November 2013 (3 years 1 month)
Webby Agency of the Year Award (2013)FWA Hall of Fame Inductee (2012)Major Clients: Alcon, Viacom, Hiscox Insurance, H&R Block, ExxonMobil, CHPA, Pfizer, Children's Advil, NFL, The Lunchbox Fund• Executive produced video, broadcast, web, mobile, and rich media content while directing video and post-production for social and digital activation• Program managed several global consumer campaigns including auditing, budgeting, forecasting, scheduling, financial reconciliation, and billing• Responsible for the concurrent management of multiple clients, production teams, and oversight of three integrated producers• FWA• Google Creative Sandbox: Featured • The Webby Awards: Honoree• 17 Telly Awards
Associate Director, Project Management (Contract)
Digitas Health
August 2010 - October 2010 (2 months)
Major Client: Novartis• Managed a Novartis patient adherence pilot program for hypertension built around mobile device and email communication• Developed resource plans by working with capability project leaders to ensure appropriate staff assignments throughout each project phase• Proactively adjusted budget and resource as appropriate in accordance with scope• Guided team on mitigating risks with a solutions based approach
Producer (Contract)
New York, United States
March 2010 - July 2010 (4 months)
Major Clients: Cephalon, Roche, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)• Produced the inaugural Cephalon NUVIGIL national radio commercials for terrestrial and online broadcast• Acted as the production liaison for the FCB digital media division between the client engagement and creative teams while managing all phases of production• Oversaw project pre-production including wireframes, storyboards, casting, talent direction, and post-production including: editing, motion graphics, art buying, and media encoding• Created and maintained budgets and production schedules while negotiating music/art usage rights, contracts for vendors, freelance staff, and SAG-AFTRA talent

Education

BFA, Tisch School of the Arts

June 2018 - June 2018 ()
Recipient of the Lew Wasserman MCA Fellowship

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