Collaborating with ad agencies, design firms and clients directly to create, produce, design and edit innovative, compelling content across all forms of media.
Director . Storyteller . Creative Director
Starting his career on the advertising agency side of the business at Borders, Perrin & Norrander, then McCann Erickson, Branson transitioned to directing. First signing with Harmony Pictures in Los Angeles. During his time at Harmony, Branson built a body of work for clients including Nike, Footlocker and Reebok. His "Columbia 300" bowling ball commercial is on permanent display in The Museum of Modern Art in NYC. He was also selected into the Cannes Film Festival New Directors Showcase his first year directing. Then Branson joined Cyclops Productions in NYC alongside photographer Albert Watson and designer David Carson.
In his commercial directing career, Branson has directed memorable spots for Nike, Gatorade, Budweiser, Microsoft, Hyundai, Footlocker, Suzuki, Footaction, Mizuno, Nissan, ESPN, Toyota, HP, Reebok, Fred Hutch, Seattle Mariners, Phoenix Suns, and many more. During his career, he's won just about every major award in the advertising industry, including Cannes, ANDYs, The One Show, CA and Clios.
Branson is quite adept in working with celebrity and notable people. "Just show them respect and make sure they know, I'm here to make them look great". Branson has worked with notables such as Olivia Munn, Tony Blair, Bill Gates, Jerry Jones, Vivian Tam, Hans Rosling, Bill Nye, Donavan Bailey, Frank Thomas, Chipper Jones, Jake Burton, Paula Scher, Bill Nye, Damon Stoudamire, Mitch Richmond, Tommy Moe, Deion Sanders, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Bjorn Lomborg, Kyle Busch, Bobby Labonte and many more.. Branson opened Unclebob in Seattle, as a place to create, collaborate and produce stellar work within a boutique atmosphere. "The work always comes first. No egos. Just damn fine work that's effective and gets noticed". "I love living in the Pacific Northwest. My roots are here. The outdoors and climate give me a great sense of balance" -bv