ABOUT 101-NORTH

101-North is a marketing and advertising company that specializes in paid social media marketing, creative content, and branding platforms. Started by David Gassman, 101-North specializes only on the three aformentioned marketing tools because these are where the most value can be created for the lowest cost. We work with small businesses as well as large clients.

DAVID GASSMAN

PERMANENTLY RESIDING ON THE CORNER OF ART AND COMMERCE.

David has been a Creative Director in advertising for over 20 years, and has run accounts for Kraft, Qwest Telecom, Kirin Beer, and SC Johnson. David is both an art director and copywriter, and is highly trained in classic marketing techniques with which he has produced a long track record of transforming topline revenue. David holds a BFA from Parson’s School of Design and an MS in Communication Strategy from Northwestern University.

Specialties: Social Media Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Communication Strategy, Advertising Creative, Art Direction, Copywriting, Production, Online Marketing.

  • Recognized by most advertising awards, including Cannes Lions, One Show, Communication Arts, New York Festivals, Effies, Addys, Beldings
  • Featured in Adweek, Adage, Lurzers Archive, Creativity Magazine
  • Six years as an art director and copywriter on Jack in the Box, creating over 50 TV and radio spots
  • Senior creative positions at note-able agencies including Chiat Day, FCB, Deutsch, Houston Effler, Secret Weapon, and McCabe & Co
  • Ran A.1., Bull’s-Eye BBQ Sauce, and Digiorno Pizza accounts for Kraft, and ran the Qwest Telecom account

OUR COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVES

Jerry Collins

  • Two Emmy nominations
  • Writer’s Guild Award for Modern Family
  • Saturday Night Live alum writer
  • Writer on Modern Family, King of the Hill, Mr. Show, Bernie Mac
  • Former President of DumbDumb, a content company run by Jason Bateman and Will Arnett
  • Cannes Lion winning online web series for Denny’s
  • Online series for Orbitz that won a gold One Show pencil

David Koechner

  • Second City and IO featured alum
  • Founding member of the famed improv group ‘Beer, Shark, Mice’
  • Cast member, Saturday Night Live 1995-96
  • Best known as Champ Kind from Anchorman and Todd Packer from The Office
  • Has over 152 television and movie credits on the Internet Movie Data Base
  • Headlining Stand-Up Comedian across the country

Drew Antzis

  • Director of “The Landlord”
  • Funny or Die’s first staff director
  • Directed over 80 videos at Funny or Die, working with Jon Hamm, Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Richard Jenkins, Snoop Dogg, Fergie and Kirsten Chenoweth, to name a few
  • Accomplished film editor

Tamara Bick

  • Second City, IO and Upright Citizens Brigade featured alum
  • Series regular on Men Behaving Badly
  • Guest star on Seinfeld and Frasier
  • Creator of multiple critically-acclaimed large theater and touring Second City productions
  • Winner of the prestigious Dora Maver Moore Award for outstanding playwriting
  • Accomplished stand-up comedian, performer, and improviser

John Matta

  • Second City and IO featured alum
  • Founding member of the famed improv group ‘Beer, Shark, Mice’
  • Cast member, Saturday Night Live 1995-96
  • Best known as Champ Kind from Anchorman and Todd Packer from The Office
  • Has over 152 television and movie credits on the Internet Movie Data Base
  • Headlining Stand-Up Comedian across the country

Dave Rygalski

  • Second City and IO featured alum
  • Founding member of the famed improv group ‘Beer, Shark, Mice’
  • Cast member, Saturday Night Live 1995-96
  • Best known as Champ Kind from Anchorman and Todd Packer from The Office
  • Has over 152 television and movie credits on the Internet Movie Data Base
  • Headlining Stand-Up Comedian across the country

Johanna Stein

  • Emmy nomination
  • Expert in long and short-form comedy prose
  • Author of the best-selling parenting comedy book “How Not To Calm A Child On A Plane”
  • Comedy columnist for The New York Times, Huffington Post, Parents Magazine
  • Creator, performer, and writer of The Oxygen Network’s sketch comedy show “Ripe Tomatoes”
  • Animation writer for Disney, Dreamworks, Universal, Nelvana

Suzanne Luna

  • Four Emmy Awards
  • Director and producer for The Ellen Degeneres Show
  • Director of The Jimmy Kimmel Show
  • Producer of The Betthany Frankel Show
  • Named Boards Magazine “One of the Next 20 Directors to Watch”
  • Full reel of Commercials, Online Videos, Documentaries, and Comedy Sketches