Rob Cohn is a director, producer and video editor with over 20 years experience in managing creative projects that include commercials, promos, and branded content. Rob collaborates with ad agencies, broadcast/cable networks and businesses of all shapes and sizes. He is also one of the founders of Big Chair Creative Group, a hybrid  production company and advertising boutique.

Rob began his career in post production, honing his skills at New York editorial and visual effects companies. With considerable editing chops and post production knowledge under his belt, Rob began to write, produce and direct on-air promos and marketing trailers. He built a large client roster that including HBO, Showtime, MTV, VH-1, USA Networks, A&E, Nickelodeon, Fox Video, Sony Music, Arista Records, Time Inc, and Warner Bros.

In 1994, Rob founded Big Chair Productions, through which he directed (and often edited) a multitude of TV spots for a variety of advertising agencies and brands that included Burger King, Equinox Fitness Clubs, Sam Adams, HBO, Ameritech, Entertainment Weekly, People, Time, Nabisco, Publishers Clearing House, Planters, Toys ‘R’ Us, Primestar, BMG Music, Hasbro, Nerf, Tiger Electronics, Kaiser Permanente, Wishbone and Dove. He also produced direct-to-client projects, handling creative development and seeing production through from start to finish.

Rob’s work has been honored at major awards festivals and featured in a variety of industry trade publications. Awards and industry recognition include: Cannes (finalist), Andy, Addy, New York Festivals, Telly and Mobius, IBA (Best TV PSA) CTAM Gold Medal (network promotions). Spot work has been featured in Communication Arts, Adweek and Creativity.

In 2001, Big Chair Productions was restructured into Big Chair Creative Group, a boutique ad agency with a separate production company component. The new entity’s stripped-down agency model along with its offering of senior advertising talent attracted the attention of The Boston Beer Company, who hired Big Chair to create and produce all of its national advertising in TV, radio, print and outdoor.

Big Chair Creative Group clients also included Pernod Ricard, Taunton Press (Fine Cooking), iCruise.com, Swiss Medica, AH Reiss, BMG, Entertainment Weekly, People, Time and 888.com.

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