How do you overcome being outranked or out-resourced? You have to outthink. And “outthinking” is exactly what we provide for our clients. As an advisory firm with in-house media planning and buying, we consult with companies to arm them with the storytelling, activation strategies and reporting mechanisms they need to build their tribe and achieve their business goals. This is our mission and what drives our company culture forward everyday.
WHO’S Behind Door No. 3
WHO’S Behind Door No. 3
We’re lead by a seasoned team of industry vets, united by the passion to empower challenger brands by turning limitations into competitive advantages.
Prentice helps brands embody their challenger spirit and rise to the top of their industry through integrated campaigns that inspire change: in what we consume, where we invest our resources and, most importantly, how we treat one another. Throughout his career, Prentice has led the creative charge for some of America’s most iconic brands including Minute Maid, The UPS Store and Fiat, garnering awards and recognition from Cannes Lions, London International Advertising Awards, the Webby Awards, Communication Arts, and The New York Times.
Prentice is a member of EO Austin, a global peer-to-peer network of leading entrepreneurs, and author of The Empowered Challenger Playbook, a best-selling guide to stealing market share and toppling giants.
Vice President, Client Engagement
With a strong client relations and project management background, Karen keeps clients’ accounts running on time and on track by providing guidance for strategy, marketing, branding, research, public relations and special events. With over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, cause marketing, public relations and business development, Karen has worked for clients on a wide range of marketing strategies that position clients for growth. She is comfortable liaising with multifaceted teams, corporate executives, community leaders and policymakers.
Karen is very active in the Austin community with groups including The Library Foundation, Breast Cancer Resource Centers and Foster Angels. Since entering Door No. 3, Karen has parlayed her knack for fostering mutually beneficial relationships into a bountiful stream of new business opportunities that become lasting client engagements. She begins by acquiring an encyclopedic knowledge of each venture, closely examining the history, needs and opportunities of companies and organizations to ensure they’re the right fit for our agency. Once that’s been established, she leads the development of insightful brand strategies that keep all parties on the same page, all deliverables on schedule and all expectations exceeded.
Vice President, Media
Zach is a media expert, number cruncher and die-hard baseball fan. He brings an incredible knack for finding innovative ways to study consumer insights, measure data, track results, report findings and develop impactful media plans that support clients’ initiatives while staying within budget: treating client dollars as if they were his own. He has worked his media magic for some of the biggest brands in the country including Proctor & Gamble, M&M Mars, Heineken, UBS, GlaxoSmithKline and Lindt Chocolates.
When Zach isn’t studying media trends or swimming in spreadsheets, he is an active “Big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, providing a sense of stability to a child in need of a reliable mentor and advocate. In return, he gets one more person to throw a baseball with.
Executive Creative Director
Noah is a UT Advertising alumnus with a list of accomplishments longer than Bevo’s horns. In his over 25-year career, he has helped globally loved brands like Oreo, Diet Coke and Samsung tell their stories through mediums ranging from print to digital, and even a Super Bowl commercial. Noah brings a strategic approach and a purposeful eye to creative assignments large and small, earning awards and recognition from international advertising organizations like The One Show and Communication Arts.
After toiling away in The City That Never Sleeps for over a decade, Noah decided to pack his bags and his big-agency experience and head back to Austin. As Executive Creative Director of Door No. 3, Noah is 100% committed to providing clients with the kind of strategic and emotive campaigns that make people laugh, cry, donate or buy. Whether it’s a regional health care provider, a bustling financial institution or a beloved beverage brand, Noah won’t rest until clients are happy and his personal bar of excellence has been exceeded.
Senior Program Manager
Bringing over 15 years of experience in marketing and advertising including accounts, project management, branding and business development, Marico is involved with every project from initial estimating through delivering final files. She has worked with startups, corporations, emerging small businesses, nonprofits and just about every kind of company or organization under the sun. Her range of experience gives her a keen eye for branding and strategy: often bringing stakeholders, clients, creatives and consumers together through actionable and innovative concepts and plans.
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