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Who is Mister Sweat?

Well, that’s a long story.

Every move in my life has taken me to strange new places.

…to tech journalism, where I told my editor, “We should do something about this Internet thing.” To InformationWeek, where I was the first reporter to cover the technology of marketing, where I landed a bunch of cover stories and picked up an award or two.

…to Yahoo!, where I made sense of social media in its Wild West days and made it work for marketing to advertisers. To ad agencies, where I took on the other side of press relations and helped bring Deutsch LA and 72andSunny to national prominence.

And finally, to here, where I bring all of those pieces of my world together in my own kind of agency. (And occasionally write a novel.)

—Jeff (Mister Sweat)

 

 

The Mister Sweat Team

 

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    Jeff Sweat

    Founder

    Whether covering tech for InformationWeek, serving as a social media lead at Yahoo!, leading PR for Deutsch LA and 72andSunny, or the author of two novels for Macmillan, Jeff has always believed one thing: It’s the story that matters. Karaoke go-to: "Let's Dance" by David Bowie.

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    Laura Nicolas

    Managing Director

    First an accidental marketer at Netscape, then a yahoo at Yahoo!, Laura’s broad and diverse marketing skill set made her Jeff’s first (and only) phone call when he wanted to scale up Mister Sweat. Karaoke go-to: “American Girl” by Tom Petty

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    Erin Schneider

    PR Strategy

    Southerner by birth and Californian by choice, Erin has a deep rolodex of top-tier media contacts and loves the thrill of scoring major press. She’s been in the business for nearly two decades, and spent the past decade immersed in the world of marketing as PR lead for Innocean and Saatchi LA. Karaoke go-to: Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”

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    Blair Moreland

    PR Strategy

    With over 15 years of experience in PR, Blair spends most of her time on media relations, crisis communication strategy, social media campaigns and writing for tech security companies and creative agencies. She’s Mister Sweat’s resident East Coaster and lives in Detroit with her two children. Karaoke go-to: “Shoop” by Salt-n-Pepa

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    Lauren Van Delden

    Thought Leadership

    A human Swiss Army knife, Lauren manages award opportunities and jury submissions in addition to coordinating the Mister Sweat team and client projects. Karaoke go-to: “Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang (if you can get her on stage)

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    Joy Allen

    Thought Leadership

    An experienced writer, casting producer, editor and comedian, Joy collaborates closely with clients to uncover the messages only they can deliver. Karaoke go-to: “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey

A Little Bit of Work

(A lot more than PR.)

Our background spans everything from marketing to PR to social media to consulting. Not surprisingly, so does our work.

  • Cannes Has Pizza

    Feeding hungry drunks in Cannes

    Cannes Has Pizza

    You can get rosé almost any time day or night at Cannes Lions, but there's almost no way to get food after midnight. How do you feed them? You take over a fleet of pizza scooters and deliver slices to hungry drunks throughout Cannes. Bonus: you create a mobile app that tracks where the scooters are about to deliver. The project ultimately delivered a lot more than pizza. The press talked about it, Deutsch LA met a lot of new recruits, and it helped people survive Cannes. And that was sort of the point.

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  • Fast Company Creativity Counterconference

    Bringing Fast Company to us

    Fast Company Creativity Counterconference

    Sometimes it pays to ask for exactly what you want. Jeff wanted to get 72andSunny involved with Fast Company events. So he cornered the Fast Company events team at a cocktail party and said, "You need to hold a conference in LA. And we can host it for you." The next day they were on a plane to LA and liked the space so much they made it the location for Fast Company's first-ever Los Angeles conference. Soon hundreds of marketers got a chance to see 72andSunny close up.

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  • Deutsch Underground Bloggers

    Creating a blog squad for an agency

    Deutsch Underground Bloggers

    Agencies can benefit from content marketing—but they can't afford the army of dedicated social media writers that it usually takes to do it right. At Deutsch LA, I realized that agencies have the perfect alternative: a bunch of people who got into advertising to be creative but ended up filling out spreadsheets for clients. So I created the Deutsch Underground Bloggers, a secret society of volunteers from around the agency who met in monthly meetings called Beer & Blogging. When they wrote their first posts, they got decoder rings, which we used to send messages. The top post each month got a $250 gift card. They got a creative outlet and a way to earn a little extra cash, and we found a great new source of content.

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  • The Stage at Cannes

    Landing speaking engagements at Cannes Lions

    The Stage at Cannes

    For most agencies, speaking at Cannes Lions is the pinnacle of public engagements. I've helped my agencies go four for four in Cannes pitches. That's a combination of understanding what the Cannes content programmers want, writing pitches that grab an audience's attention, and building the relationships it takes to make sure your agency is on the shortlist to be included.

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