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John Cates

Creative Producer of unique video and animation-based messaging campaigns.

I work with clients to create unique communications and messaging campaigns. Whether the message is internal, B2B, or B2C advertising, I collaborate with companies of all sizes to conceive, develop and implement content for all manner of executions, from social media posts to live event support to large scale video campaigns. My expertise comes from over a decade of experience as a creative leader, video producer, and storytelling teacher for the corporate communications division of The Second City comedy theater, and 15+ years as an account manager in the commercial sign industry. This unique combination of work experience means I have a creative streak with a grounded understanding of the business world, and instinctively know the most effective parameters when bringing creative services to a corporate or commercial setting.

Areas of Expertise


  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Video Production
Industry Experience
  • Commercial Services & Supplies
  • Entertainment
  • Health Care Equipment & Supplies
  • Health Care Providers & Services
  • Interactive Media & Services
  • Internet & Direct Marketing Retail
  • Media
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Wireless Communications Services
My Content
How Much Does a Video Cost?

How much does a video cost? It’s a question I hear all the time, and while it’s a difficult one to answer, I genuinely enjoy trying. I hope you’re reading this because you are interested in using video to promote something, like your brand, a...

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Questions to Ask of Your Messaging

Have you ever told what you were certain was an amazing story to an audience that was so unmoved that even the crickets didn’t know how to respond? Have you ever told what you were certain was an amazing story to an audience that was so unmoved that...

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