Meryl Draper, President

I lead account management and set the vision of Quirk as a lean agency with a new model of operation--one which makes true partnership and pushing the boundaries of creative execution central to its mission. I have 360-degree branding experience spanning corporate communications, advertising, public relations and marketing. I began my career at MSLGROUP working with high-technology clientele including Cisco and Blackboard, and subsequently joined Ogilvy & Mather, India, where I oversaw IBM advertising campaigns in 25+ global markets. Prior to founding Quirk, I built big data startup darling 6sense's ($32 million in funding) brand from the ground up.

 

 

Gaelan Connell, Creative Director

I direct video ad campaigns and creative strategy for our clients. Recently I directed the action film Blood, Sand and Gold (2017 theatrical release) which was shot in six countries around the world. I blew a lot of stuff up in the process, and aim to bring that mentality of capturing epic moments to every shoot. I've shot and worked on campaigns for Walmart, Uber, Spotify, Western Union, Williams Sonoma and others.

 
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Videns Comunicación, Sister Agency

Our Guadalajara-based sister agency acts as our production extension and Hispanic marketing arm. When it comes to Hispanic targeting, Francisco Aires and the Videns team help us bring the vision to life.