When you work with IGNITE, you'll benefit from the talents and expertise of a diverse team of professionals with years of experience at top advertising, marketing and technology firms. Because we are a smaller, independently owned firm, each client gets the full attention of our entire staff. Even when we're not in the office, we're always thinking of new ways to build your brand. We all share a passion for the spirit industry and for helping entrepreneurial brands reach their highest potential.
Dave Bourne - President & Creative Director
Over the last decade, Dave has helped launch over 200 new spirit, wine and beverage brands throughout the US and Europe. Being immersed in the development of these new brands has helped Dave gain valuable knowledge about the inner-workings of the spirit industry. This experience, combined with a drive to constantly explore innovative ways of marketing, helps Dave deliver cutting-edge brand development to his clients.
Sara Elizalde - Director of Marketing & Media
Sara brings an extensive marketing background to IGNITE, with an expertise in bringing both B2B and consumer brands to market. Sara has worked with large corporate clients to create global marketing and branding strategies. She has also been intimately involved with consumer and spirit brands, implementing specialized launch campaigns that generate buzz and set the stage for long-term sales success. At IGNITE, Sara leads research, marketing planning and execution, as well as media placement and negotiation.
Dan Zuber - Writer/Creative Director - Los Angeles
With over 20 years of experience in the advertising industry, mostly recently serving as an associate creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles, Dan brings a wealth of experience in traditional, digital and new channel marketing. He's developed branding for major international corporations and has also built entrepreneurial companies from the ground-up. Dan has also worked in the nightclub industry in Los Angeles, observing first-hand how spirit brands achieved success in a highly competitive market.
Chris Grau - Chief Technology Officer
Chris has been with the IGNITE team since 2004, leveraging his extensive background in web and mobile development, and information technology in the forms of SEO, SEM, and Social Media. Drawing upon his experience, Chris delivers studio projects in the creative and functional vision that aid IGNITE and their clients to stay in the forefront of their industry.