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project roster includes:

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National Association of Broadcasters Show live action + animation demonstration launch of digital shared storage product line


Live musical production that ran for a year on the world's largest stage

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50-foot screen presentation design and content for SCI's yearly gala

Sponsor cross-branding and celebrity relations: providing brand fulfillment and event recognition for international sponsors


 Instructional video for owners on how to properly install a baby seat in a 911 Carrera

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Script, direction and

production for MAX ANT KILLING GEL BAIT 

commercial -

"Ants Love It To Death."


New Year's celebration presentation to VIPs at black tie event

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Design and execution of sponsor recognition package for

SO World Games


Unique custom music for a nationally aired event, co-branded with ESPN


 Time lapse and camera positioning for optimum sponsor recognition/visibility at the Women's U.S. Open

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Broadcast campaign for the property's national award-winning restaurants -

"It's All Here."


Fresh identity package for a nationally established financial company


Merchandise design and

venue distribution for 

US Olympic Festival

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Design and execution of sponsor recognition package for

SO World Games


Identity packaging for

the philharmonic's guild

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Interview styled national video piece for news channels such as CNBC and FBN

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Website front-end design


Multi-media image campaign


National torch run

co-brand marketing package

for SO World Games


Investor Presentation +

Brand Development for 

Sports Equipment



Design and execution of sponsor recognition package for

SO World Games


Web messaging development and design for nationally recognized consulting firm with Fortune 100 clientele 


Promotional campaign for national franchises


Script/Storyboard/Voice-Over for presentation video -Entrepreneurs' Organization's

Western Conference in   

Lake Tahoe 

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on time.
on budget.
no surprises.


Together we'll position your company, product or cause using ways that stick and are easy to understand. A creative branding solution can be a social campaign,  tv or radio commercial, e-commerce video, infectious jingle, new brand identity system, unique spokes character or influencer, multi-brand relationship, full cross-media messaging or a simple but powerful tag line. I welcome and expect your input. I'm also a creative strategist with a business mind. Who knows your company, product or cause better than you? Nobody. As the Vice President of Marketing for Red Lobster Restaurants told me, "John, it's all about getting people in the chairs". Or as he colorfully put it - "masses of asses". Once they're in, they're gonna eat. 

With Bankhead Creative, you receive top-tier direction and access to world-class partnerships executing full production of creative content.  I personally work with management, in-house marketing departments or established agencies to write, design and develop custom strategies, campaigns and productions. We'll utilize marketing elements best suited for your brand identity - singular promotion to

socially shareable campaign. 


Grand, disruptive, aggressive or understated - as long as it's right for your company, product or cause. 

My creative direction and branding solutions come from over 20 years of working with incredibly driven companies on a regional, national and international level. All brands/ companies have one thing in common - the need for standout identity that maximizes their brand equity and unique message in today's 360 degree brand envelope.


What's your vision?

 John Bankhead  .  Principal  .  Creative Director + Producer

"John is an instrumental part of our agency team as a creative collaborator and producer. He keenly understands the confluence of strategy, creative and budget. His unique skill set helps my agency to provide scalable solutions to deliver value to national and regional clients alike.  Additionally, he is incredibly easy to work with and a consummate professional."

Pete Oliva

Managing Partner

FLINCH (Combat, WD 40, Dial, Renuzit, Soft Scrub)


“John has a complete in-depth understanding of branding, in particular, how to leverage different partnerships to gain maximum return for both the event owner and their partners.”

Gregory S. Moore
Director of Tournaments Planning & Production 
United States Bowling Congress

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with John on several significant special events - specifically the Special Olympics World Games and the U.S. Olympic Festival. These involve thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers and media, and demand much of the community and sponsors, so it is critical that the organizers not only be adept at their specific area of responsibility (in John’s case, marketing) but be relationship-builders, too. After 20 years at The Coca-Cola Company, I believe I have a good perspective on the value John can offer a company, and would encourage you to spend time with John to learn firsthand about his skills and experience. It will be time well spent.”

Mart Martin
Past Director of Public Relations
Coca-Cola North America

“John is the consummate creative storyteller. He fully understands a client's needs and knows how to translate them into powerful brand messaging. John always starts with the simple art of listening. He is a highly skilled writer, director and producer with the ability to carry the campaign from concept to asset delivery. Most of all, John is a people person. A pleasure to work with, respectful of tradition when moving a brand forward, and always trying to push the creative envelope (when right for the client).”

Catherine Oaks
Vice President of Marketing

"I've worked with John on dozens of projects over the last ten years both on set and in the edit room. Clint Eastwood once said that there are directors who don't plan what they're going to do but just wing it during the shoot - that is not directing, that's guessing. John is a director through and through. He has a strong vision, is extremely organized and has the entire shoot laid out long before the camera ever shows up. I've never been on a shoot with him that went over 8 hours. In the edit room, John is very creative and gives valuable input that makes the edit run as smoothly as I've ever seen. John is also a talented writer, producer and musician and I've been fortunate enough to see him excel in all these areas since I started working with him."

Jason Newmark

Vice President of Production

Crazy Tooth Studios


“We had the privilege of working with John on our Marmot Properties national news video. John created an extremely high quality, high impact piece that has a high probability of being picked up by national and even international news channels such as CNBC and FBN. John was great to work with, and went above and beyond to perfect the final product without running up cost overruns. Personable, on time, creative, all at a great value and an unsurpassed level of quality and professionalism. It is our honor to recommend John.”


Eric James Raydon 

Managing Member

Marmot Properties

“John Bankhead is one of the most creative people that I have worked with. A true entrepreneur and a real "people person." He is simply a terrific guy - easy to work with, he cares about others and John deserves all of his present and future successes.”

Barry Jekowsky
California Symphony

“John is a brilliantly creative and talented marketing visionary, who I am honored to have worked with in the past on several projects, and who I would welcome the opportunity to again at any time. He is truly inspirational in his thinking and creative endeavors, and definitely thinks "outside of the box".”

Natasha Bourlin

Public Relations Expert / International Travel Writer

San Francisco Chronicle, TimeOut New York, USA Today, TripAdvisor

Show and Tell


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Or better yet, let's talk. It's still the most important form of communication.

Office meetings by appointment only.

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"Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else has ever thought."

                                - Professor E

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