EC1, the 49ers, and the Forever Faithful.

September 6, 2011

This year, the San Francisco 49ers and Engine Company 1 have been working on a campaign that allows fans of the 49ers to better connect with the team by telling their stories. The campaign, Forever Faithful, highlights fans and their Faithful tales on everything from the 2011 season tickets to print ads, schedule magnets and TV spots. This past Saturday, the campaign was featured on the 49ers Total Access TV show. (The piece was put together by the good guys and gals over at Atomic Productions. They made us look good, and for that we thank them.) After watching the show, be sure to check out the digital hub of the campaign at Once there, you can make your own Faithful Fan Card, join the fan gallery, or meet the fans that were recently selected into the Hall of Faithful. Let’s go Niners!


A Proud Moment in Our Agency’s Short 2 Year History.

July 21, 2011

We’ll keep this short and let the New York Times talk about our recent campaign for The Monterey Bay Aquarium. At least for now.

Seeking 1 Great Account Manager.

January 31, 2011

there might be a seat at EC1 for you

EC1 is looking to hire an Account Manager to add to our stellar account team (they honestly are stellar and some of them do amazing impersonations, too). Here’s who we’re looking for:

You’re a self-starter who has a passion for advertising, works well under pressure and with various personality types. You’re confident, ambitious and articulate (if you’re missing the last one, you’re just loud). You’re comfortable with the details, yet can step back and see the big picture. You’re serious about your work, but don’t take yourself seriously. You love the creative process and understand attitude only gets in the way of good work.

This job will require you to:

  • Lead project(s) and oversee the day-to-day details by effectively communicating, setting and meeting expectations with client and internal team
  • Oversee all aspects of project development and production, including managing budgets and schedules

Additional skills/requirements you possess:

  • 3 to 5 years of marketing/advertising agency experience
  • a strong familiarity with agency processes (or lack thereof)
  • solid production experience, including print, digital and broadcast
  • excellent communication skills in both spoken and written word
  • a point of view and a fearlessness when it comes to sharing it with others (this includes our clients, too)
  • the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a hectic situation with little oversight or guidance from others (it’s an ad agency, after all)

Interested? Please contact Brendan Keenan at bkeenan (at) enginecompanyone (dot) com with your resume and three reasons why you think you’d be a good match for our agency. We’d also like to know which animal you feel best represents your spirit animal. Seriously.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Tasty Television for Rubio’s

November 23, 2009

For about the cost of an agency road trip to Baja (bail money excluded) we worked with our Rubio’s client to promote the arrival of Langostino Lobster.  After a long absence from the television airwaves, this message will help support both existing and expansion markets. Get a taste for Beach Mex at a Rubio’s near you.


November 18, 2009

IAAPA Winner - Best Television Spot 2009

The first-place award for best television commercial was announced at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo in Las Vegas.

Created by Engine Company 1, “Puddles” uses live action and digital imaging together with evocative music to connect a young girl with starfish and penguins that appear in the rainy-day puddles in her front yard. The theme is summed up in the tagline: “Some experiences follow you home.”

In 2009, the Monterey Bay Aquarium celebrates 25 years of inspiring conservation of the oceans.

Satisfaction – The Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

November 16, 2009

Satisfaction – The Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

Here is a television spot we recently finished for The Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. Year after year, CHOMP has some of the highest ratings in staff, physician and patient satisfaction.

Engine Company 1 is Now Full Strength

March 30, 2009

S.F. ad agencies to join forcesFROM THE PRESS RELEASE

“Award-winning shops BuderEngel and the agency formerly known as Grant, Scott & Hurley have joined forces to form Engine Company 1, housed in the historic San Francisco firehouse (and former Howard Gossage digs) at 451 Pacific Avenue.

“We have complementary strengths, so it makes perfect sense for our current clients, and for future clients looking for an innovative, strategically superior agency that offers a broad range of services,” said Wayne Buder, Managing Director at Engine Company 1.

For more information, see the March 28th article in the San Francisco Chronicle.