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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 tv+radio commercial,  youtube or e-commerce video, infectious jingle, new identity system, unique spokes character, multi-brand relationship, full cross-media campaign, or 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 my partnerships with national level professionals to execute full production of creative content - personally working with management and/or in-house marketing departments (that's right, no ad agency account executives or junior creatives) 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, aggressive, obscure, 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 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


“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











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