LOS ANGELES — Stun (www.stuncreative.com), a content studio, ad agency, and commercial production company, has announced a significant expansion to a new, larger, headquarters. The agency has also acquired its first soundstage, bolstered its social media content team, and invested in a new brand strategy firm. The announcements, coinciding with the company’s 18th anniversary, were made by studio principals and co-founders (L-R) Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth.
Since 2002, Stun had been located at the SAG/AFTRA building at 5757 Wilshire Boulevard. The agency just moved into a new, custom-designed creative space comprised of two floors at 6420 Wilshire Blvd. (near San Vicente Blvd.). More than 100 employees will now work at the 22,000-square-foot space.
“Now that we are right on the cusp of Beverly Hills, we like to say Beverly Hills is Stun Adjacent,” says the partners. “We love this part of LA – it’s about as centrally located to all of our clients as you can get.”
Concurrently, Stun has also acquired a 5,000-square-foot soundstage in Culver City, just adjacent to Sony Pictures Studios. The new stage, which features a full cyc, lighting grid, dressing rooms, and related amenities, will be used by Stun for live action and key art productions on behalf of the agency’s diverse entertainment and consumer brand clients. Stun will also produce its own, original digital online series from the new studio.
In addition, Stun has embellished its social media content team. The company promoted director Galen Newton to the new position of head of digital & social content. They have also hired Holly Gray as director, digital and strategic partnerships. The duo will now spearhead the 10-person team that provides Stun’s clients with full service, digital content engagements across all social media platforms.
Feldstein and Roth also announced another sign of their company’s growth. The company has made a significant investment in Blackbird, the brand strategy and business innovation firm helmed by former Viacom head of marketing, Ross Martin. Blackbird’s LA office is housed within the new Stun headquarters.
“Our new headquarters truly feels like an extension of the Stun brand – it’s a uniquely creative space commensurate with the level of work our talented team produces every day,” says both Roth and Feldstein. “It really is a great reward to our amazing staff, who have all worked so hard to get us here. Eighteen years in the making!”