Custom Content and Other Creative Work

Marketing materials – Created and edited marketing materials, advertising copy, articles and pitch decks for a wide range of top-tier clients including Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Salesforce and more

Video & Film – Scripted, directed and edited videos for Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Synchrony Bank and the New York Stock Exchange. Conceived, planned and produced two seasons of the Insights & Ideas podcast for Charles Schwab. Wrote and co-directed two short films that went on to be official selections of film festivals in the US and Europe. Wrote original feature-length screenplay that was named a semi-finalist in the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest 

Software & Apps – Co-developed Forget This Good Thing I Just Said, a first-of-its-kind literary and philosophical app for iPhone and iPad. Researched, vetted, compiled and defined more than 1,000 vocabulary words for Merriam Webster’s top-selling Quizzitive app. Shaped editorial strategy, chose topics and wrote questions for Coolmath.com’s QuizLife online trivia game

Literary Work -Authored novels that have more than 750 mostly four- and five-star reviews on Amazon, among other honors, including a Kirkus Starred Review. Short fiction, essays and poems have appeared in 300+ publications, including Gothamist, Architect’s Newspaper and The Washington Post

Recent Agency Clients: T Brand Studio at The New York Times; IMPRINT; Wall Street Journal/The Trust; Fortune Brand Studio; Headline Studio at Conde Nast; RR Donnelley, and The Muse

Recent Corporate Clients: Bank of America; Fidelity Investments; Deloitte; Facebook; Morgan Stanley; T. Rowe Price; Salesforce.com; Wilmington Trust; Tradeweb; Blackrock; AllianceBernstein; Barclays; IDB Bank, and Sofi

Work Samples:

A short, fun video taking on a complex savings strategy that I scripted and co-produced for Synchrony Bank 

A feature article and infographic about offering equity compensation to overseas employees I wrote for Morgan Stanley.

An in-depth digital whitepaper on the savings habits of Americans that I developed for Synchrony Bank

A short story I wrote about a decades-old mystery for a collaboration between facebook and The New York Times’ T Brand Studios – that year’s top-performing T Brand article

A video about business succession for Regions Bank  

A probing feature article I wrote about a now-faded New York institution for Gothamist

A humorous essay about surly toddlers and the art of persuasion, courtesy of the Washington Post  

An article on how fintech is changing the fixed-income markets, and some of the people driving that change, for The Muse

A reflective essay about poetry and consulting

A pair of articles I wrote about fairy tales and Santa Claus for the Washington Post 

A lengthy thought piece on the future of global payments that I worked on with Bank of America

Produced short-form videos with the New York Stock Exchange from FORTUNE Magazine’s Brainstorm Tech and Most Powerful Women events

A premium multimedia digital content site I helped develop from strategy to execution for Synchrony Bank

A series of in-depth biographies of moguls, magnates and other business leaders I researched and wrote for Investopedia

A profile of Abbott Labs I wrote for the New York Stock Exchange

Articles I developed in conjunction with Fifth Third Bank for its advisors and clients during the run-up to the 2016 elections

A fun explainer video I wrote and developed with Synchrony Bank

An article the Charles Schwab team and I created about negative interest rates

An eye-grabbing infographic I produced for the New York Stock Exchange

A feature article about in-house fintech innovation I reported and wrote for The Muse and Charles Schwab

An infographic I wrote and edited about the New York Stock Exchange’s part in the Dow’s climb to 20,000

A series of short-form videos produced with the NYSE about technology leaders at the  FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech event

A story about a brand you know that’s making changes you might not expect

A video series I produced for the New York Stock Exchange from FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Brainstorm Tech event

A case study I worked on with Deloitte and State Auto

A video series looking at leaders in the burgeoning tech scene of the Salt Lake City area, commissioned by the New York Stock Exchange.

A short film I wrote and directed about the financial crisis, online dating and dark forces in tall buildings – and an official selection at the 2017 Black Bear Film Festival

A full-length feature article and infographic about the opioid epidemic – and the inspiring response of Cincinnati-area businesses – that I developed for Fifth Third Bank

More about Colin’s professional background here

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