Ian Schafer

Co-Founder & CEO

Founder of Deep Focus advertising Agency, Ian wound up making it into the AAF's Advertising Hall of Achievement ('15), and was named one of the 100 people "Making Advertising Great" by the 4A's. The Producer's Guild was nice enough to let Ian into their New Media Council. He's passionate about the intersection of media, content & technology, and he lives for working with great people. Ian is driven to build great companies and make things people want and the world a better place. Now, Ian is trying to harness the collective power of culture to make positive impacts in the world with my amazing team at Kindred. He has been named a "Media Maven" by Advertising Age, a "Young One" by Adweek, one of Campaign Magazine's "40 over 40", one of Business Insider's "coolest people in tech", "Best CEO on Social Media" by the Shorty Awards, and "annoying" by his kids.



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