Elev8ing family and entertainment brands through innov8ive, immersive experiences.

808 is a creative agency that serves children, their families and the brands they love. We are storytellers and experiential architects that bring ideas to life by curating and developing immersive, compelling experiences which create meaningful, emotional connections that resonate with audience.

A SAMPLE OF OUR WORK

WHO WE ARE

The 808 in our name pays homage to the 1980’s Roland TR-808 synthesizer, one of the most influential instruments to appear in the last 30 years.  This drum machine completely changed how music was created and recorded, combining ground-breaking creativity with affordability.
Just as the 808 let artists view music differently, we see the world through a different lens. We march to the beat of our own drum machine and we love to disrupt the stale design market with innov8ive thinking.
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Clayton Ferguson
808 Principal, Executive Producer

With more than 20 years in the branded entertainment industry, Clayton started Agency808 in 2016 to address a glaring niche: immersive brand and educational experiences for children and their families.

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Previously as a Producer for GES and as VP Business Development for Pop2Life Experiential, Clayton developed, produced and oversaw touring operations for the successful museum exhibitions “Harry Potter: The Exhibition”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition”, “Robots: The Interactive Exhibition” and “Enders Game, Comic-Con 2013”.  His experience with major brands and family-based entertainment has uniquely allowed him to develop and oversee significant semi-permanent immersive experiences for holiday retail partners Macerich Property Group’s “HGTV Holiday House”, Taubman Mall’s “Snow Globes” and “Ice Palace” experiences, as well as experiential marketing tours and temporary exhibits for Pixar / Walt Disney Pictures, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, NBC and Paramount Pictures.  Clayton holds two BA degrees in Finance and Business Management from Cedarville University in Ohio.

THE ONLY WAY TO DO GREAT WORK IS TO LOVE WHAT YOU DO.

–Steve Jobs

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Lauren Katz
808 Principal, Creative Director

As a founding partner of Agency808, Lauren uses her 12+ year history of designing immersive experiences to create new ways for families to play together.

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Working as a designer at GES for a decade has granted Lauren the opportunity to create some of the world’s top museum exhibitions, including “Harry Potter: The Exhibition”, “National Geographic: Earth Explorers”, ”Alien Worlds and Androids” and “JPL’s Mission Control Center”. She has an extensive background designing elaborate holiday experiences for Westfield, Taubman, GGP (now Brookfield) and Simon Property Group.  Bringing the Disney brand to life through promotional tours such as “Frozen Fall Festival” and edu-taining experiences like D23’s “Disneyland: The Exhibition” has seamlessly parlayed Lauren into creating Disney-themed place spaces at retail centers. With a diverse background in drawing, painting and photography, she brings a wealth of creative problem-solving skills to the table. Lauren graduated Suma Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a BFA in Visual Communication.

WHAT WE DO BEST

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Concept Design

  • creative brainstorming
  • design development sketches
  • experience overview illustrations
  • cohesive pitch presentations
  • digital 3D models
  • physical scaled models
Schematic

Schematic Design

  • scaled elevations and plans
  • color and material specifications
  • space layouts, capacity studies
  • installation site surveys
  • strategic marketing plans
  • ​fabrication vendor selection
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Graphic Design

  • print ready mechanical art files
  • brand identity and logo creation
  • creative copywriting
  • touch screen UI/UX and graphics
  • motion graphics and animations
  • photo and video production
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Project Management

  • estimating and budgeting
  • strategic collaboration
  • value engineering
  • production design development
  • CAD engineering and drafting
  • job costing
  • logistics coordination
  • warehousing
  • post-project summarizing and reporting
Fabrication

Fabrication

  • carpentry
  • metal working
  • waterjet tooling
  • 3D engineering
  • mold creation and casting
  • 3D scanning
  • paint and finish
  • Seating construction and upholstery
Install

Installation

  • site assessment
  • non-union and union labor
  • electrician coordination
  • delivery offloading
  • securing permits and permissions from city or property owners

EVERYBODY TALKS

Faxies Awards: Gold Winner
(Best Brand Image and Positioning Campaign)

Event Marketer Ex-Awards: Silver Winner
(Best Mall Event Program)

Best Awards Winner
(Best PR Stunt)

PRO Awards Winner
(Best use of PR in a Promotional Campaign)

Golden Halo Award
(Cause Marketing)

Promax Gold Award
(Best Special Project)

Promax Gold Award
(Best Stunt Promotion)

”In our ongoing commitment to re-imagining customer engagement at our shopping centers, 808 has proven themselves to be an integral partner. Their designs are fresh and inventive and their commitment to excellence and customer service are top notch.”

–Dewayne Herbert, VP of Marketing Simon Property Group

WE’RE IN GR8 COMPANY

THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE BIG BRANDS WE’VE WORKED WITH OVER THE YEARS
20thcenturyfox
abc
heifer
amc
americanbible
broadgreen
brooksbrothers
comedycentral
comiccon
focus
foxsearchlight
hgtv
iheartradio
macerich
markawish
nationwide
nbc
paramount
simon
sony
unicef
waltdisney
warnerbrothers
worldvision

LET’S CRE8 TOGETHER!

WE WOULD TO HEAR FROM YOU
OUR ADDRESS

E:  clayton@agency808.com
E:  lauren@agency808.com

1600 Division St., Ste 225
Nashville, TN 3720