Invention, not convention.
The Miller Group is a creatively led, strategically driven digital advertising and marketing agency constantly seeking and celebrating new disciplines and innovative ways of thinking to meet our clients’ needs.
Everything’s possible. Now what?
The lifecycle of a solution can be measured in days, but a genuine idea can last forever. That’s why we enjoy working with clients who have a clear grasp of their challenge. It leaves us free to focus on the solution.
Advertising can be amazing.
Advertising isn’t just about selling. It solves social issues, brings people together, creates movements, entertains and leads people to take action.
What we do.
Creating new software ideas, mobile applications and experiential marketing that blur the lines between physical and digital. We’re constantly working to unlevel the playing field. Aren’t you?
New Product Launches
People making a difference.
Our business cards read account executive, creative director, strategic planner, producer… But we’re also husbands, mothers, millennials, stand-up comics, artists, indie filmmakers, restaurateurs, dog lovers, Harvard scholars, yoga enthusiasts, chicken farmers, world travelers and philanthropists. Which is to say we cover a heck of a lot of demographics. The tie that binds is that we’re proud of what we do, and we take great pride in serving our clients with excellence.
Renee MillerPresident & Executive Creative Director
My biggest thrill is witnessing clients' successes and working with stellar companies like GE, Kenwood, Wolf Range, Goodwill, RE/MAX, 7-Eleven, TransAmerica, Rembrandt and Kirkland Signature to grow their sales and build their brands. I've enjoyed my share of wins including an Award of Achievement for our three-year effort to eradicate West Nile virus in Southern California. I've also enjoyed creative accolades from The One Show, Communication Arts (CA), Best of the West, ADDY, Belding, Graphis, and N.Y. Art Directors Club. My most gratifying moments, though, have come from working with non-profit organizations like Homeboy Industries, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and Goodwill Southern California to make a positive impact on the people they serve.
Gary M. BettmanExecutive VP & Head of Production
I joined The Miller Group in 2004 bringing 22 years of experience working as a feature film producer. During my career I had the good fortune to work with many celebrities, including Michael York, Jason Alexander, Billy Bob Thornton, Nicholas Cage, Eric Roberts, Mark Cuban, John Ritter, Martin Landau, Daniel Stern and Lynda Carter. Many of my movies were filmed on locations around the world, in Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean. I am honored to have been asked to be on the 2015 SAG Awards Nominating Committee. Since joining The Miller Group I have produced and/or directed over 160 corporate videos and broadcast commercials. Branded content is king and it's been a great ride developing branded shows, hundreds of videos, and dozens of memorable TV commercials. I’m not a foodie, but I did produce a cooking show in college.
Kate CochraneAssociate Creative Director
Hi, there. I head up all things design and play an integral part in creative brainstorming. I often joke that I "just draw the pictures" but if I didn't make sure the strategy was on point, we wouldn't be laughing. Hailing from Chicago, I started my ad career at Leo Burnett on Pop Tarts and Keebler, later picking up my design expertise at the branding firm Simple Truth. After graduating from The Creative Circus portfolio school in Atlanta, I moved to L.A. and worked at mOcean elevating brands like Samuel Adams, Bare Escentuals and Nabi. I’ve been with The Miller Group for four years. If you swing by our office you might be lucky enough to meet Eden, my wrinklier half and English bulldog.
Bill WilliamsClient Services Director
What I find really exciting is uncovering deeply held consumer beliefs and insights. Using our research and planning resources to discover real B2B and B2C ideas is a rush. There is so much preoccupation with execution today. It's great to present clients with creative that rests on something of value to their customers. And, speaking of ideas. one of my most interesting assignments was on the Hormel account, marketing SPAM®. Talk about insight: we focused on presenting unusual recipe ideas. I think it diverted attention from where the meat actually came from.
Ted HuffmanDirector of Digital
My mission is to find scalable marketing solutions to challenging accounts. I've been involved in the business nearly 25 years, beginning at Intel, where I helped build the systems that ran the Planning & Controls group. Later at Accenture London, I worked with Merrill Lynch and Boots on reinventing their enterprise technology architectures for the internet. At GoTo.com, I was Director of Applications, and helped lead the design of the first paid search engine. As GoTo became Overture, and was acquired by Yahoo!, I left to bring scalable marketing solutions directly to the clients we serve.
David LudewigMedia Director
Trained on Madison Avenue and honed in the media capital of the world, my passion is building strategic and integrated media plans that sell product, move pallets, deliver customers, deliver results against your KPI's.
Scott SteerDirector of Branding and Promotion
I’ve launched integrated marketing and brand-building programs for Coca-Cola, Reebok, Procter & Gamble, Seagram’s, Kraft, Anheuser-Busch, Texaco, Pennzoil, Reckitt Benckiser and Mead Johnson. My experience also includes retail (convenience stores, mass merchandise, auto parts, grocery and pharmaceuticals) and consumer packaged goods. I'm a foodie who likes creating great dishes that don't take too long.
Mary-Kay DemetriouMarketing Strategist
I started my career on Madison Avenue and have held agency and corporate roles on everything, from soup to nuts. Literally, I worked on Campbell’s Soup! I leverage this broad exposure and deep insight to help companies establish and grow distinctive brands, streamline operations and boost profits.
Robyn DavisSenior Designer
I started my career at Leo Burnett and have worked for the past 20+ years as a tech-savvy artist, intuitive strategist and branding MacGuyver. I'm known for innovative, image-driven and humanized creative solutions to client challenges. As an entrepreneurial agent for change, I integrate technology with social media savvy, authentic branding and humor toward next-generation results.