Noble and Powell Launch Fixer Partners
April 12, 2017 by Screenmag
Formed by agency producers John Noble and Brad Powell, Fixer Partners is an outsourced agency production department, geared to manage agencies and brands through the creative commercial process.
John Noble and Brad Powell bring to Fixer Partners accomplished backgrounds in agency producing, agency production management, and executive producing for commercial production companies. Together they have amassed 40+ years of knowledge and experience in the commercial production space.
The company is off to a fast start, fresh off a campaign for the the highly acclaimed Super Bowl content for 84 Lumber “Journey” and US Marines “Anthem”.
Fixer Partners will offer a slate of services, including production management and consultation, freelance producers, business affairs management, talent specialists and music licensing. The team will aid in budget management and guarantee a cost efficient partnership. “As our industry evolves, we saw the need to offer agency-based creative production services wherever and whenever,” says owner John Noble. “Fixer Partners is here for both agencies and brands who don’t have staff production departments, yet still need to produce the very best work with the most talented directors and vendors”, says Noble. Owner Brad Powell continues, “In comparison to outdated models our cost structure is pretty darn attractive; we are truly a one-stop shop for brands and agencies. Fixer Partners is purpose-built for the production of branded content.”
Noble and Powell have a wealth of experience between them. Their career rolodex includes agencies like BBDO, Wieden/Kennedy, Chiat Day, Barton F. Graf, The Martin Agency, HUGE, and JWT; and brands like Budweiser, Samsung, GEICO, Audi, Gatorade, American Express, Quaker, Microsoft and Coca-Cola.
John Noble has produced and managed over 5000 TV commercials and content pieces for beer, cars, food, financial services, and everything in between. As director of production at The Martin Agency he was instrumental in raising the production values for GEICO, UPS, SAAB, and Hanes brands. He then joined Element 79 Partners in Chicago as head of production, and years later jumped the fence managing production companies such as ONE at Optimus, Eyeball and TPSC. He’s come full circle by launching Fixer Partners.
Brad Powell has worked for top agencies in NYC and beyond for 19 years. At The Martin Agency he helped create and produce the original Caveman and Gecko TV spots, both of which are on the advertising Walk of Fame. He spent two years at Hill Holliday in Boston as EP/VP. running Dunkin Donuts and John Hancock. Over the last eight years in New York he has produced work for most of the top shops, including BBDO, Wieden/Kennedy, Anomaly, Ogilvy, Sid Lee, HUGE and JWT.