About

 

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT US?

Six years ago, while working closely with clients like AT&T, BMW, Southwest Airlines, L.L.Bean, Marshalls and Goodyear, we (Karen Jacobs and John Trahar) couldn’t help notice that the size of the agency we were in often added a layer of complexity and confusion to a process that required simplicity, clarity and alignment.

We created Greatest Common Factory to fulfill the need for better, more effective, and more authentic brand messaging with less. We stopped tracking hours, cut unnecessary layers out of a dated and inefficient process, and gave our personal cell phone numbers to any brand that actually wanted to make something new and good. We did this to make things better.

WE MAKE ADVERTISING
CONTENT WHICH
MEANS 
WE
ALSO MAKE BEER

AND EVENTS

WE MAKE
MOBILE APP
CONTENT

WE DESIGN
BBQ SAUCE

WRITE RADIO
(yes there’s still radio)

AND CREATE ALL KINDS
OF SHORT FORM
AND LONG FORM
CONTENT

AS REQUIRED
BY THE CHANNELS

YOUR BRAND
LIVES IN

“This shop is nimble and flexible enough to help wherever is necessary and is capable of delivering any of our digital/social and physical experience needs.”

Anthony Abernathy, Nike Global Digital Marketing

“GCF understands how difficult it is to break through the sea of sameness and get consumers to pay attention. Not only do they handle strategy and concept, they are also our production company, so there’s no disconnect between idea and execution.”

Greg Stroud, SSFCU SVP Sales and Marketing

“GCF understood our specific strategic needs from the get go and developed a concept and a way to produce it that helped us better resonate with our customer almost immediately.”

Charles Kordes, CMO SafeAuto Insurance

“At some point your expectations are so ridiculously exceeded you realize you’re talking about a completely different thing. That is what GCF made of the ADDYs. From start to finish, they created an amazing, fun, real, lucrative…thing…wildly beyond our expectations. And for that I am completely grateful.”

Cynthia McGuineas, Austin AdFed President