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Grant Powell is a one-of-a-kind digital brand expert with a unique ability to combine creativity, logic, engineering and business savvy to develop innovative approaches to new world demands. As founder and operator of the digital agency, Pomegranate, Grant has partnered with some of the most notable brands in the world including Google, Spotify, Porsche, Dow Jones & Company, Dun & Bradstreet, and more, to build innovative digital experiences.
Over the past 12+ years, Grant has produced thousands of brand concepts as well as hundreds of websites and applications, and dozens of large-scale advertising programs for Fortune 1000 companies and startups. Some of his notable works include Hewlett-Packard's "You on You" which was awarded "Best of Marketing" by YouTube’s Show & Tell, Coachella 2011 which "changed the world" of live streaming events, and U2 Live which featured the first-ever real-time social chat application on YouTube.
Grant has been an innovative and successful entrepreneur as co-founder and CTO of a payment technology company, ServiceFirst Solutions, and as founder and CEO of the first ever peer-to-peer secured lending platform, YouPawn.
Grant’s passion for art and creativity started at a very young age with award-winning studio art. This passion carried through to his young adulthood with a partial college scholarship being awarded for his AP Studio Art portfolio, and being a founding member of the bands Lifehouse and Dawes (formerly Simon Dawes).
Grant boasts notoriety in being a thought leader as the founder of such concepts as Network Agencies™, Seeding™, Engagement Media™ and Colancing®.
Grant is also an avid investor in real estate.
Re-imagining online dating, building innovative ways for people to connect. www.curiously.com
As the founder and executive officer of the agency, I worked closely with marketing executives and c-level employees to established partnerships with clients such as Google, Spotify, Porsche, Dow Jones & Company, Dun & Bradstreet and more. These partnerships helped grow Pomegranate to a million dollar agency within its first year. With a team of up to 20 strategists, designers and programmers, I delivered innovative digital strategy for over 2,500+ brand concepts for hundreds of the Fortune 1000 companies that helped bring tens of millions of dollars in earned business. I raised up and led powerful teams that produced dozens of robust advertising programs for Fortune 1000 companies that connected brands with tens of millions of consumers.
Through research and technology, I invented and successfully deployed the first ever peer-to-peer collateral lending site. Through strategic branding and creative messaging, I built positive brand equity in an industry that has always been under the negative spotlight. I utilized business savvy and relationship building to bring together industry partners as the key personnel needed to make this idea a reality.
After interviewing CEO Grant Powell on his thoughts regarding the Super Bowl, writer Teresa Nocollino of Portfolio.com was inspired to write a column on Pomegranate as a source for mission critical creative execution for enterprise companies, including a recently acquired Mars / Snickers Super Bowl campaign.
ADOTAS – “What is social media?” Seems like a pretty straight forward question. Yet every time I ask someone this question, I get more of a stutter of sounds than a meaningful answer. And what’s surprising, is that these are the responses I get from the social media “experts.” Since social media has only been around for a few years, is it even possible to be an expert on such a dynamic and fast-changing subject?
Pomegranate is proud to be a partner and corporate sponsor of the Art Directors Club. As part of our collaboration with the Art Directors Club, CEO Grant Powell sat down with the ADC to discuss and share ideas on the death of freelancing, and how the creative industry is evolving. Check out the discussion on the ADC's website, and feel free to share your thoughts with us. Learn more at www.freelanceisdead.com.
Pomegranate CEO Grant Powell was a featured guest on last nights episode of NBC's Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television program dedicated to living and working in a digital world. On the show, Grant discussed the digital agency of Pomegranate, and how it differs from traditional agencies.
"What's unique I think is that we've been able to acquire some of the best talent in the industry by offering a vested interest to the talent." said Grant. "They're no longer just an employee or just a freelancer. They're a part of something bigger."
Watch the full episode below via blip.tv, and catch Grant's interview around the 14:50 mark.
Pomegranate CEO Grant Powell has been featured in the media yet again this week. Check out his latest interview with IdeaMensch - a website dedicated to helping people bring their ideas to life.
Pomegranate CEO Grant PowellIn the interview, Grant discusses how he maintains balance in his professional life and his theory for bringing ideas to life. He also discusses three big trends that excite him, including the evolution of social media.
"Social media is rapidly evolving to become a communication tool that is as evolved as human communication itself," Grant said. "Social media has penetrated virtually every market, and real-time engagement is a rapidly growing concept across the board for content development and advertising alike."
Find out what other trends Grant is excited about in the full article.
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