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Mad Dogs & Englishmen is a creative consultancy led exclusively by award winning creative directors, Nick Cohen and Jon Soto. Working out of our space in San Francisco, we work collaboratively and directly with clients, agencies and production companies, specializing in provocative, branded storytelling.

By utilizing our on-site partnership with Swordfish, a highly acclaimed video and motion production studio, we can offer a one stop solution to concept and produce a wide array of creative content in half the time of a typical process, and two thirds less frustration.

We’ve produced everything from traditional advertising to virtual reality-fueled customer experiences.

With each of these projects, our guiding mantra is to always keep things simple, authentic and memorable.

From helping create stuff like “The Most Interesting Man in the World”, to generating millions of hits for Gatorade, our work has won multiple awards, including the Cannes Grand Prix and a couple of Emmy’s.


Every project Mad Dogs takes on is creatively led by Nick and Jon. Beyond their work as the creative leaders of Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Nick and Jon bring extensive experience, in creating fully integrated campaigns for many major clients having been senior creatives at celebrated agencies like Wieden + Kennedy, Goodby Silverstein Partners and TBWA Chiat/ Day. From 360 video to FacebookAR to custom apps built in Unity, our collaboration with Swordfish is led by founder and executive creative director, Matt Silverman, allowing us to efficiently execute on any platform.


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Brand Strategy

Every project begins with a carefully tailored process to identify a brand’s “North Star” so that everything we make is focused on a singular message, and feels 100% authentic

Ideation & Concepts

Whether the final elements are ads, branded content, or startup crowdfunding campaigns and investor relations content, our primary deliverable is a ton of great ideas.

Design & Identity

Our senior designers will refresh your brand’s visual identity or create one from scratch. This could be as simple as a logo, or as complicated as a multi product brand family.

In-House Production

Be it content, videos, commercials, social or AR/VR/UX and 360 Design, through our partnership with Swordfish, we’ve got all of it covered within our 4 walls.