Steven Erich

Founder & President

Before this, Steve spent 11 years at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, most recently serving as President / Partner of the global agency. During that time, CP+B was named “Agency

of the Decade” by Advertising Age, “Agency of the Year” 13 times in the trade press and received more Cannes Grand Prix awards than any other agency in the world.

Steve oversaw partner relationships, business development, media/analytics, strategic planning and was ultimately responsible for the success of the agency’s clients across all eight global offices, which included Activision, American Express, Best Buy, Burger King, Charles Schwab, Domino's, The Gap, Infiniti, Kraft Foods, MetLife, Microsoft, Mondelez, Netflix, Old Navy, Pay Pal, Turkish Airlines, Volkswagen and Xbox. He worked in all three US offices over the years and opened CP+B’s first international expansion with the London office in 2006.

Prior to CP+B, Steve worked at TBWA/Chiat Day, The Martin Agency and Vitro/Robertson  managing work on Timberland, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Kyocera Wireless, Cobra Golf, Penn Tennis, Ketel One Vodka, Baskin-Robbins and Newcastle Brown Ale. He has overseen work that's been awarded two Grand Effies and over 300 other strategic and creative awards, been a guest lecturer at both the University of Missouri and University of Colorado Schools of Journalism, and a featured speaker for the Minneapolis Ad Club, the Word of Mouth Conference in Hamburg, and Marketing 2.0 in Paris.

Eric Kallman

Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Before this, Eric was Executive Creative Director of Goodby Silverstein & Partners

where he was named one of the top 10 Chief Creatives in the country by ADWEEK. 

Over the past decade Eric has consistently been one of the most effective and awarded creatives in the business. He helped create campaigns such as Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” as well as celebrated work for Skittles, Coca-Cola, KAYAK, Ragu, Little Caesars, CareerBuilder and many others.

Prior to GS&P, he was the founding Executive Creative Director of Barton F. Graf.

The agency was named to Ad Age and Creativity’s “Agency A-List” all three years he was there and won the 4A’s Mid-Sized Agency of the Year in 2014. Before that Eric was at Wieden+Kennedy, Portland where his work for Old Spice won the Grand Effie.

Eric had been named to the "Creativity 50" multiple times, "A multi-disciplinary account of the biggest and best thinkers and doers from 20 years of advertising and consumer culture." He was the most awarded creative in the world in 2011. He has won both the Film and Cyber Grand Prix along with 28 other Cannes Lions, the Best of Show at One Show Interactive along with dozens of other pencils, the GRANDY, back-to-back AICP Best of Show awards and an Emmy. His eight yellow pencils and two black pencils make him the third most awarded copywriter in D&AD history.

Kate Higgins
Chief Growth Officer

Kate’s a fearless and dynamic leader. Her tenacity, drive, humor and willingness to take risks has translated into an outstanding account leadership career at some of the best creative shops of the past few decades. Most recently she was President of MullenLowe, Winston-Salem and before that helped launch Erich&Kallman. Welcome back, Kate! During her time at Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Fallon, Carmichael Lynch she established a deep belief in the power of creativity to solve business problems. Kate’s a creative at her core, just not in the creative department. Her career is full of award-winning work proving the model for Citi, Lyft, Belvedere, Hotels.com, Go-Gurt, Microsoft, TGI Fridays and Old Navy, to name a few.

 

Her ability to partner and build trusted relationships is the foundation for her successful career. Kate is a true master at building the right team to solve the problem. The youngest of 10 and an outdoor adrenaline junky there isn’t a challenge she won’t take on and she’ll make sure everyone has fun doing it.

Jill Garrison

Chief Operating Officer

Jill is a 20 year marketing veteran  who has a passion for tackling  the complex marketing challenges of the day. Jill spent 10 years at Crispin Porter+ Bogusky, most recently serving as Director of Client Service Operations across all three US offices; managing the Account Management department and working with the executive team on optimization of internal processes and development of cross-functional teams. 


Prior to taking that role, Jill was making great creative happen at CP+B working on award-winning campaigns for Volkswagen, Old Navy and American Express. Jill cut her teeth at Leo Burnett working on Altoids, PetSmart, Kellogg’s, and Western Union.

Rebecca Harris

Strategy Director

Rebecca is a classically-trained creative strategist who is genuinely passionate about strong, well-written creative briefs. Prior to joining E&K, she spent nearly 2 years at Crispin Porter + Bogusky where she worked on the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese “Blind Taste Test” campaign, which won the Jay Chiat Grand Prix Award. Rebecca launched her strategy career at TBWA/Chiat Day, where she helped rebrand Gatorade, roll out the G-Series, expanded Gatorade globally, and ambushed the Olympics. She also worked on Adidas World Cup, Adidas Women, Miller Lite, Buffalo Wild Wings, the Women’s Sports Foundation, Tostitos, and many Disruption Days.  She has won multiple Effies and Jay Chiat awards. Fun facts: she once worked for Bear Sterns in London, and once lived down the hall from Prince William. When Rebecca isn't writing about herself in the third person, she can be found running half-marathons, painting, and spending too much time on Reddit. 

Olivia Baker

Head of Production

Olivia began her advertising career at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in 2012. She’s worked on brands including Pepsi, Doritos, Tostitos, Comcast/Xfinity and SONIC Drive-In. In 2019 she produced the bubly Sparkling Water “Michael Bublé vs. bubly” spot which was ranked in the top ten Super Bowl ads by Ad Meter. Her favorite campaign featured Will Ferrell with the SF-based nonprofit company Common Sense Media, and went on to win various awards at the One Show, shortlisted at AICP and picked up a Bronze at Cannes Lion.