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We help brands:
- Find and tell stories through visual storytelling.
- Evolve as brand publishers and grow their audiences.
- Develop successful content marketing campaigns.
- Create static, interactive, and motion-based visual content projects.
- Gain exposure through earned, owned and paid distribution.
Every project that I've worked on with Column Five over the past few years has been an absolute home run. When it comes to concept, creative, design and promotion, these guys are world class and one of the best agencies I have worked with.
Jason Miller, Group Manager, Content Marketing and Social Media - LinkedIn
Column Five has an artistry and whimsy that turn numerals into stories. Not surprisingly, many of the elements people most love about DonorsChoose.org were crafted by the team at Column Five.
I love working with these guys; they are always so much fun.
Charles Best, CEO/Founder - Donors Choose
I can easily say that Column Five is a highly original and phenomenally creative firm to work with, and I enthusiastically recommend them to work with on any project based on those merits alone. Column Five also demonstrated to us that no matter the size or nature of the project, they treat their clients as collaborative and creative partners who deserve their full attention on every piece of work. You feel that they genuinely want to hit it out of the ballpark for you because they are invested in your success, not theirs.
Rachelle Galloway-Popotas, Communications & Media Manager Haas Institute; University of California, Berkeley
Column Five is a collection of some of the smartest, most talented people that I’ve ever worked with. They have a unique superpower for taking your ideas and making them 50x better. Don’t have any ideas? Don’t worry. They do and they’re better than yours anyway.
Keith Messick, CMO - Lucidworks
What separates Column Five from the rest is their ability to strip down a problem to the studs, fix it or come up with something better. And, they speak human. They fundamentally understand how we communicate, so much so that they can find the connective tissue of a story where few others can.
Bryan Saftler, Sr Manager, XBox
Column Five helped us bring our motion graphic concept to life. They took the time to educate us about the process and were very effective in helping us distill a complicated topic into a video that was both informative and entertaining.
Kristin Petrillo, Creative Director, Harvard Business Review
Why Column Five?
We literally wrote the book on infographics — back in 2012. Don’t care too much about infographics? Ok. We got you.
Since launching our agency in 2009, which then originally focused on written and static visual content (infographics), we have expanded our capabilities to better serve your needs, from strategy to distribution, and everything in between.
Need help with your branding or building an interactive data visualization? We got you. What about an annual report, or a branded publication?
Got you. Motion graphics and live video direction and production? We got you there, too.
That said, we’re not some take-any-project-that-comes-our way kind of content marketing agency. It’s completely the opposite: Our versatility is by design, and it’s for your benefit. We cultivate genuine relationships with our partners, built on empathy, respect, and trust, so that we can become your Content Agency of Record.