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Stories told. Problems solved.

Why embryo?

We don’t sell. We story tell.

In a content driven world, video has the power to connect people to a cause, campaign or message. But making genuine connections that spark action is where the power of video lies.

At Embryo, we don’t sell. We story tell. We don’t just deliver a message, we deliver an anthem…one that weaves your rational and emotional story into a lasting impression and inspires action.

Scroll down to see how we’ve helped other brands to their stories.

Embryo always brings energy, creativity and flexibility.

Tim Sullivan
Director of Communications
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Our Creative

See the stories we tell.

Working with higher education, health, research and institutional non-profit organizations, our mission is simple—to make the world a better place one video at a time.

  • All
  • Higher Education
  • Health & Research
  • Non-Profit

The Edinburg Center: Community—Treating Aquired Brain Injury

The Edinburg Center: Potter Place—Employment through Partnership

Boston University: William Fairfield Warren

Boston University: Sustainability in the City

Jewish Family & Children’s Service: Lori

Jewish Family & Children’s Service: Izzy

Jewish Family & Children’s Service: Annie

Jewish Family & Children’s Service: Viktoriya

Our Team

Our Team

Who is Embryo Creative? We’re storytellers that studied advertising, marketers who worked in journalism, filmmakers who draw, writers that paint, musicians who sell, math nerds and sports freaks. We’re a little bundle of creative contradictions with a purpose: bring the awesome in everything we do.

The founding partners met in 2005 while earning their Masters in Advertising at Boston University. They launched the firm in 2007. The global economy collapsed a few months later. They survived. And thrived.

Embryo produces integrated campaigns that yield results.

Mike Steffon
Membership Director
WBUR 90.9 FM

Our team

Ryan Ferland
Partner + Chief Creative Officer

Adores awesomely-bad zombie films. You might call him the jack-of-all-trades for creative—we call him Ryan. Or the “darkness.” A native Floridian, he dislikes the beach and all things summer. Often very serious, panda bears melt his heart. Master’s in advertising from BU.

Jaynemarie Hunt
Senior Account Manager

Modern-day June Cleaver—knits, bakes, and cooks (well, learning to cook). Her family eats meat, but she will not. Dependent on caffeine, but who isn’t? Dislikes cold weather only to marry one that loves to ski. Bachelor’s in psychology from University of Maryland. Insane about keeping clients on track; this can be attributed to completing Shaun T’s 9-week insanity workout.

Stephanie Jeskey
Partner + CEO

Resident foodie. Red Sox fanatic, yet married to a man that dislikes professional sports. Attended 2013’s Game 6 World Series. Willing to try anything once—next up, surfing in Costa Rica. Master’s in advertising from BU. Governs the day-to-day operations.

Pete Scheele
Videographer + Editor

Pete is an experienced film/TV production and post-production specialist with over 10 years experience working on a variety of projects in broadcast, documentary, commercial and online video marketing. Pete holds a B.A. in Media Production and Film from the University of Iowa.

Allan Shinohara
Partner + Chief Creative Officer

Has a movie collection that would rival any video store that is still open (if there is one). Prefers real talk—no BRB, LOL, ROFL to be echoed. Can recite the entire West Side Story musical. Master’s in advertising from BU. Completes the dynamic duo that is the senior creative team.

On Twitter @embryocreative

Our Process

Our Process

We always start with finding the big idea. In the beginning, we’ll ask a lot of questions. Don’t be surprised if we want to talk to your CEO and your customers to learn about you. We listen to what you have to say. We get to know your company, your audience, your values. From there, our creative gurus will work their magic to develop a story that gives your customers one more reason to love your brand.

But we’re more than just great creative work. We’re tireless perfectionists. Sloppy work makes sloppy storytelling. We’re not a video chop shop. When you hire Embryo, you work with a team that actually cares about the little things.

“Good enough” is just not good enough.

Recent Awards

  • Bronze Medal, Telly Award (2015)
  • Gold Medal, Communicator Award (2015)
  • Silver Medal, Communicator Award (2015)
  • Silver Medal, Communicator Award (2015)
  • Silver Medal, Communicator Award (2015)
  • Silver Medal, Communicator Award (2015)
  • Silver Medal, Hatch Awards, AdClub (2014)
  • Bronze Medal, Content Marketing Awards (2014)
  • Honorable Mention, Content Marketing Awards (2014)
  • Honorable Mention, Content Marketing Awards (2014)
  • Gold Medal, Communicator Award (2014)
  • Silver Medal, Communicator Award (2014)
  • Silver Medal, Communicator Award (2014)

Embryo delivers on-time and on-message.

Tom Kegelman
Marketing Director of Graduate Studies
Fox School of Business
Temple University

Our Difference

Our Difference

Let’s be honest. Most people hate advertising—mostly because so much is so awful and irrelevant. Every day we’re all bombarded with promises of a “new you” if only we “act fast” and “buy now.” Advertising creeps into every inch of our lives.

The problem is that when everyone is screaming, people stop listening. That’s the challenge facing advertisers today in a super-connected, always-on, always moving world. No one is paying attention anymore.

There’s a lot of buzzword-y talk about people craving “engagement” and “authenticity” but really what they want is just a good story. They don’t want to be sold. They want to be moved. And the funny thing is that while most people say they hate ads, they really do love brands—because in a twittered world, our choice in coffee, cars, and clothes can communicate who we are faster than words. We all know a “Dunkin” dude or a “Starbucks” kinda gal.

Brands are characters in all our lives. They all have a story to tell. We know how to tell yours.

Embryo is always creative, flexible and nimble.

Alyce Nicolo
Assistant Director of Development Communications,
Boston University

Brands we’ve served

Temple University
90.9 WBUR
Bright Horizons
Broad Institute
Boston University
Villanova University
Spaulding Rehabilitation
Winter Wyman
Boston Fire Department
Market Strategies
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Embryo Creative
Boston, MA
(617) 939-9041

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