Award Winning LA Creative Agency

Sanborn is a full-service, independent creative agency located in Los Angeles, CA. For well over a decade, we have produced digital campaigns and products for LA brands.  We focus on all aspects of digital marketing, including web, mobile, video, content and experiential. Agility, innovation, and a down-to-earth approach guide our work.

Check out some of the work we’ve done around the LA area and let us know if you want to rollerblade down Venice with us.


Digital Marketing & Branding
User Experience & Interface Design
App Development
OTT & SVOD Product Development
Website Design
Front-End Development
Back-End Development
Video Production
Scripting & Concepting

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Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency

Legendary Entertainment Custom WordPress Site

Legendary is a media company known for their films and the many other sandboxes they play in (digital, comics, television, etc). Sanborn’s full stack of marketers, designers and developers based in Los Angeles helped create an immersive experience for each facet of Legendary’s business.

We built Legendary an entirely new website, with huge emphasis on large format visuals and a high impact user experience. By utilizing WordPress, we gave Legendary an easy to use, cost-effective CMS for all their needs. With a custom-built recommendation engine, we were able to tailor users’ experience based on their interests.

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Legendary Entertainment's Alpha SVOD Platform

Alpha is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform for Nerdist and Geek & Sundry (of Legendary Entertainment). Their fans are super-loyal, super-geeky and super-vocal (think Comic-Con buffs), so we built a platform tailored to their needs.

Sanborn helped create Alpha’s SVOD platform, incorporating multiple subscription levels, audience interaction features such as live chat, as well as live video with fan quizzing and polling. A modern platform experience wouldn’t be complete without a responsive design that keeps mobile, tablet, and desktop users in mind all at once.

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Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency
Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency

Armadillo & Co Responsive Ecommerce Website

Armadillo & Co contacted the Sanborn LA team to see how we could improve upon their prior website.

The old site was not responsively optimized for all screen types, contained a clunky CMS, and also sent users to a separate Shopify ecommerce site.

When we saw the quality and design of their rugs, it was clear they needed a site that matched those same standards. We performed a complete site redesign that showcased their products in a clean ecommerce wordpress theme and provided their team with a user friendly CMS.

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Mac & Star Trek Transporter App For San Diego Comic Con

In partnership with the new CBS Star Trek series, MAC Cosmetics released an exclusive collection of Starfleet-style products to honor Star Trek’s cosmic women. To celebrate this partnership, MAC asked us to help create an experiential marketing piece for San Diego Comic-Con.

Seeking out a way to capture the excitement on social media, we worked with the teams at MAC and CBS to create an augmented reality app and installation for San Diego Comic-Con, literally beaming fans into the great beyond!

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Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency
Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency

Sanborn Kilo2Bravo Movie Launch

The producers of the indie hit Kilo2Bravo came to our LA office with challenge: How do we do big budget movie promotion without a big budget?

Sanborn created a social media campaign rallying people behind veterans charities in order to promote the military-themed film. Influencers and ad buys were then leveraged to promote and amplify the effort.

Microsoft OneDrive Lite Write Digital Photobooth at Coachella

To spread the word of their relaunched OneDrive cloud storage system, Microsoft tasked Revolution Marketing with launching a digitally-focused sponsor tent at Coachella.

Revolution brought us in to concept and create something that would entertain thousands of energetic music fans in the middle of the desert, while showing off the capabilities of OneDrive… So naturally, we went with flashing lights and lasers.

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Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency
Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency

LA Kings Battle of the Super Fans

The LA Kings and Delta wanted to create a program that celebrated and mobilized fans.

We looked at this sports marketing effort as an opportunity to reward the LA Kings influencer super fans by surfacing them, acknowledging them, and then pitting them in a bracket-style contest to find out who the biggest fan was. The competition measured the number of posts, engagement, and reach for each influencer to score them in each round.

LA Kings Interactive Installation

Toshiba and LA Kings turned to Sanborn to help them come up with a way for fans to interact with the LA Kings while at the Staples Center.

Sanborn came up with an installation that surfaced key stats, social trends, and news from the Kings in an area on the Staples Center concourse where fans congregated. Contests and exclusives incentivized fans to engage with the installation.

Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency
Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency

LA Galaxy Design the Jersey

A huge part of sports marketing is the jersey and merchandising. The LA Galaxy and Herbalife came to Sanborn when they wanted to celebrate the jersey title sponsorship.

We came up with an online tool for fans to photo-realistically customize their own jersey design. After fans created their design, they went into a jersey gallery where they could be voted for or shared. In the end, the top fan-voted jersey became the actual 3rd kit of the LA Galaxy, worn by the team and fans.

LA Kings Player of the Month

A good sports marketing campaign leverages the fan’s passion for the players. That’s why Sanborn came up with the very successful player of the month program for the LA Kings and McDonalds. Players vote for their favorite players, see the results in real time, and are offered a McDonalds coupon if they share.

Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency
Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency

LA Galaxy Pass it Forward

Sanborn helped the LA Galaxy and Honda create a digital way for fans to show their support for their favorite player and raise awareness for charities at the same time. This multi-year campaign gave fans a chance to win by tweeting a message for their player’s charity.

In the end, we had hundreds of thousands of tweets promoting the charities. It was a unique sweet spot where sports marketing intersected with charity.

LA Galaxy Single Ticket Site

A big part of sports marketing is ticket sales. So when the LA Galaxy wanted to create an easy-to-use interface to sell single game seats, they turned to us as their trusted partner.

We created a responsive website that snapped into their existing site, working on mobile, tablet, and desktop. The interface gave sports fans a quick way to get their hands on game tickets by using the site.

Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency
Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency

Trail Blazers Create the Court

Moda took over sponsorship of the Rose Garden in Portland and they wanted to do something that would be valuable for fans while getting their name out there.

We helped the Trail Blazers sports marketing department create a digital tool that let fans customize and create every aspect of the court online. Fans could view and share all the entries. In the end, all the fans voted for the top three, and next season, the Blazers actually created the court at the Moda Center, where it still stands today.

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JANUS et Cie Custom WordPress Theme

JANUS et Cie, is the industry leader in innovative furnishings. Their corporate team is based out of West Hollywood and they reached out to our office in LA when they needed a web presence that reflected their high standards of design and craftsmanship. Our team worked closely with their worldwide stakeholders and customers to create a slick custom WordPress theme that allows users to dynamically explore thousands of product attributes and see results in the blink of an eye.

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Sanborn – Award Winning LA Creative Agency

Breyer Capital Rebranding

Silicon Valley based Breyer Capital is a venture capital firm headed by Jim Breyer. Breyer Capital prides itself on investing in companies in order to effectuate positive global impact and they wanted to stand out in an industry of staid financial partners and money-first firms.

A rebrand and new website gave them a unique, visually-forward site to help highlight their impressive roster of clients and successes. We used full-width imagery, animated motion graphics, and updated logotypes to appeal to young creators and demonstrate Jim’s hands-on approach and global reach.

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“ ” They know our budgets, our staffing constraints and how crazy our fan bases are. Add their knowledge and passion for digital, and you’ve got a company unlike any other out there. Dewayne Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer Portland Trail Blazers

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