Who We Are.
We are a scalable, on-demand agency-style production department servicing both agencies and brands. Our plug-and-play model means you have access to the highest quality agency-style production resources without the commitment of a full-time team. Our ecosystem of producers, business affairs, talent managers, and other high-level support staff will dovetail seamlessly into your team and your idea. Award-winning founders John Noble and Brad Powell oversee every project from start to finish. Every project will have several eyes on it, just like an agency production department, but for less than half of an agency would charge, and without all those extra fees.
At Fixer we have some of the very best producers in the business who have worked for the most respected broadcast/content agencies in the country. Chiat Day, The Martin Agency, Wieden Kennedy, Anomaly, BBDO, McCann Worldwide, DDB, Barton F. Graf, etc. Our producers have trained and learned only from the best of the best. Clients and creatives love them. Production vendors revere and respect them.
Broadcast business affairs can often be complex and full of mind-numbing details, every last one of which needs to be handled to avoid any conflicts down the road. Fixer Partners has some of the best and most experienced business affairs folks in the business. They’ve been on staff at the biggest and busiest agencies in the world and now they can work for you.
Talent Specialists & Licensing
Whether it’s union or non-union talent the contracts and negotiations need to be handled with aplomb. Our team knows the detailed SAG guidelines like the back of their hands. Upgrade, downgrade, outgrade, celebrity contracts, legal consultation, network clearances, acquisitions. Led Zeppelin to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Lyle Lovett, we have the experience and the "know-how" and we know exactly who to negotiate with to avoid additional fees. It’s all about who you know.
We’re rare. Fixer Partners are the let’s-roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done-now types of consultants. We’ve built production departments and in house studios for some of the best agencies in the biz. We know our stuff because we’ve actually done it and we can do it right for you.
If, as the saying goes, your work is who you are...then this is us.
Our Fixer Partners mission is to efficiently and effectively produce the best branded work in the world. We've been producing and managing high-quality productions for a collective 40+ years, working with the most creative and demanding advertising agencies and brands in the business like GEICO, Budweiser, Mercedes Benz, Gatorade, Purina, Samsung, Apple, UPS, Frito Lay, Microsoft, and many, many more. We’ve successfully delivered over 7,000 commercials for screens across all platforms. And hey, we’ve shot on almost every continent (Antarctica here we come!).
Collective Achievements by the numbers:
SuperBowl #1 Ad in Adweek
AICP Best of Show
London International Awards
Brands From GEICO to Gatorade
One Show Pencils
John Noble has produced over 5000 TV commercials and content pieces for beer, cars, food, financial services, and everything in between.
In 1996 he began a successful eight year stretch at the Martin Agency which led to his promotion to Director of Production. John has been credited by both creative leaders Steve Bassett, and the late great Mike Hughes, as being an integral player in turning the award winning print shop into a TV powerhouse. In 2003 Noble became Director of Production and Digital of the single largest start up agency in advertising history when he joined Element 79 Partners in Chicago. In addition to managing the broadcast/digital department he produced and lead the Gatorade production account through five years of record breaking growth.
In 2008 John “jumped the fence” and began a successful seven year run managing production companies such as ONE at Optimus, Eyeball, and The Traveling Picture Show Company in Los Angeles. John’s experience as both ‘the buyer” and “the seller” has given him a unique and valuable insight into literally every facet of the branded content production space. He brings his perspicacious production expertise, his tried and true managerial skills, and his extensive industry relationships to the Fixer Partners team.
Among his clients, Tostitos, Gatorade, GEICO, UPS, Careerbuilder, Hanes, Celebrity Cruises, Coke, Quaker, Budweiser, Audi, VW, SAAB, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, Purina, Sprite, Coors, Walgreens, Walmart, Lowes.
Brad Powell has worked for top agencies in NYC and beyond for 19 years.
During his 9 years at the Martin Agency, he helped create and produced the original Caveman and Gecko TV spots, both of which are on the advertising Walk of Fame. His iconic work for GEICO -- the Caveman series -- became a cultural phenomenon and an ABC TV Series; is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and has been featured in publications and award shows too numerous to mention.
He produced over 80 spots for GEICO while at the Martin Agency, as well as campaigns for UPS, Miller Brewing Co., Hanes, Wal-Mart and others. He also spent two years at Hill Holliday in Boston as EP/VP overseeing production on Dunkin Donuts and John Hancock.
Over the last eight years in NYC he has produced work for most of the top shops, including long stints at BBDO (ExxonMobil, Embassy Suites, REI), stops at Barton Graf (Bai), Wieden/Kennedy (ESPN), Anomaly (Budweiser Global World Cup), Ogilvy (AmEx), Sid Lee (Facebook and Apple), Huge (Samsung) and JWT (Microsoft).