Welcome to Sandbox

Four agencies coming together to create a new, single agency with one purpose:

to focus squarely on our clients, our work, our people
and the collaborative ethos that ties it all together

  

We are agency owners, partners, and leaders who love the agency business.

We have each built and led successful agencies for years. And now that we’re together as Sandbox, we have so much more to offer.

Make no mistake, Sandbox is an agency. Not a club or a holding company of individual operating units.

We are now one unified, independent, single agency squarely focused on what is most important and most needed in today’s world—the thinking and work we deliver for our clients and the talented people who make it happen.

"Name me an agency where every single person in the company is available for a client. In our agency it happens every day."
"It's really about producing great work and creating an environment that attracts the best talent."
"They talk about collaboration, but we just rolled up our sleeves and made it happen on day one."
"Sandbox is different because we care about being a great agency for our clients. Period."
"Now there is a choice between a single, stand alone agency and the multinationals."

We want to create something special.

We want to do something we feel reflects our beliefs.

Interestingly, we have always talked about the type of people we wanted to work with, the type of work we would like to create, the clients we love working with and how this agency would be a panacea for our industry colleagues longing for something that seemed to be a true rarity.

We call this agency Sandbox.

The metaphor epitomizes everything we aspire to build.

That dream has started to take shape. Our experience has shown us that the single biggest hurdle to a great client experience is a lack of collaboration, or as we like to say "playing well in the Sandbox."

This is our beacon.

To stay true we ask ourselves repeatedly to ensure we stay true to our dream.

To stay true to the beacon of collaboration, we have brought together agencies that share our values and believe in our vision. We are doing things differently:

  1. We are building a single brand agency, not a holding company
  2. Agency principals all have an ownership stake in Sandbox. We want every owner aligned in supporting one another and focused on creating great work for every client
  3. We will be 100% owned and run by agency people. This is important to us. We can make the decisions that are right for our clients and our business. We truly believe that if we are passionate about great business building work and take care of our clients, the rest will take care of itself

Our new agency is home to over 330 peers.

Our primary offices are located in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Kansas City, Des Moines, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.

Our mission is to bring the full power of those resources to all of our clients and to create wonderful new opportunities for our people.

Bottom line, we want to create better, together.

What We Do

INOmax

We have an intense depth of expertise in all things Human Health

From skin care to intensive care, treatment through infusions, injections, pumps and patches, understanding rare diseases and moving OTC products off the shelves...

...we have over 30 years of Healthcare expertise.

Plenti

Relationships matter.
We build valuable customer relationships through personalized and engaging digital experiences

We believe that a relationship with a customer is a precious asset. We create personalized emails that welcome customers, websites that engage them in conversation, e-newsletters that keep them informed, and mobile experiences that make their lives easier.

Deere

Pets & vets, food & agriculture...
we have deep-rooted expertise in them all

It all begins with understanding specific market dynamics. The depth of our industry expertise and hard-fought experience means our portfolio is as deep as is it broad.

H&R Block

We love media of all shapes & sizes

Multichannel, multimedia, experiential and planning and buying are all part of the fabric of communication in today's world. Our thinking, creativity and ability to execute flows all the way down to the manner in which everything is delivered.

Obagi

Our strength is the breadth of what we can do for you

sandbox is loaded with strategic, creative and technical firepower. Multichannel, media, digital and relationship marketing are all core strengths, not something we just dabble in.

Nikon

We take our responsibility to heart

We are proud to be trusted by some of the most renowned companies in the world with some of their most prestigious brands and innovative products.

sandbox is built to work closely with every single client to create better work, help them achieve better success and deliver a better agency experience. 

Our Team

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony

"What we wanted to do was get back to the fundamentals of building a great agency, something for the ages."

President

John Hilbrich

John Hilbrich

"We wanted to have something that was purpose built, where playing well together in the Sandbox was the ethos."

Chief Executive Officer

Susan Berman

Susan Berman

"We believe that by coming together we could be more powerful and have more to offer our clients and our people."

Principal

Luke Daigle

Luke Daigle

"Sandbox is really about a true culture of collaboration; we all share this genuine desire to work together, to share ideas and expertise."

Principal

Jack Federico

Jack Federico

"This allows us the opportunity to continually invest in our business, and mostly in our people."

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Goble

Mark Goble

"Sandbox isn't a roll up and it's not about numbers but it's about people, it's about talent, and it's about doing great work."

Principal

Joe Kuchta

Joe Kuchta

"Sandbox is an agency built and owned by agency people—people who just absolutely love the agency business."

Principal

R. Mark Perrin

R. Mark Perrin

"Our access now to expanded creative and digital talent has gone through the roof."

Principal