Thing is…

 

We’ve combined the creative firepower of an ad agency with a full-service film production company in equal parts to create something that is faster, smarter and better. How we operate is entirely uncomplicated. We’ll chat with you about what you need. We’ll write up ideas and share them. We’ll go produce the ideas you like, or we’ll come back with new ones. We’re built to move as quickly as you need and stay within your budget. And if we can’t do that, we’ll tell you up front so you don’t waste your time.

Mrs. Garret. I have this thing I need to talk to you about.

NATALIEFacts of Life

Thing provides the kind of exceptional creative and standards you'd expect of big global advertising paired with the alacrity and resourcefulness of those terrifying small mammals who roam wild and dominate small South Pacific Islands with impossible success.

KEVIN SHERMANCEO, True Drinks

Water... Little water here. Anyone? No?

AMENHOTEP iVEgyptian Pharoah

I'll have grounds more relative than this—the play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.

HamletPrince of Denmark
 

COLLABORATION IS OUR FUEL

Thing is all about the better engine: more efficient, faster, less noise, fewer parts.

Work

It’s what we do

Minimus Tribe

Minimus Tribe

New Balance

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

McDonald’s

Twitter Call Center

Twitter Call Center

Huntington Bank

The Age

The Age

Tunstall

Dan Dewey

Dan Dewey

Mass General Hospital

Shiny

Shiny

ESPN

Feathers

Feathers

ESPN

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me

Guster

Tony the Fridge

Tony the Fridge

Mass General Hospital

Movie Marathon

Movie Marathon

Santander

Monday Hearts for Madalene

Monday Hearts for Madalene

MGH, the one hundred

Endlessly

Endlessly

Guster

High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Aquaball

Lollipops

Lollipops

Aquaball

Marshmallows

Marshmallows

Aquaball

Sugar

Sugar

Aquaball

Broken Skin

Broken Skin

New Balance Minimus

Hamster Wheel

Hamster Wheel

Huntington Bank

Partners

photoPETE SHAMON, Creative Director/Director

Pete is an award winning creative director who’s had a hand in creating award winning work for award winning brands such as Volkswagen, McDonald’s, ESPN, Jet Blue and other award winning brands. His work has been awarded by numerous award shows and other award shows such as One Show, Cannes, Communication Arts, and D&AD. In addition to award shows and award winning, Pete doesn’t think awards are all that important, but has allowed this bio to be search engine-optimized as such, anyway.

chad photo thumbCHAD CARLBERG, Director/Creative Director

Carlberg has written and directed over 750 television commercials, short films, documentaries and music videos. He has won more than 50 awards for short film and advertising in less than 50 tries (and he stopped trying after moving boxes of 15 lb. statues from his old studio). He is a veteran editor/shooter/producer with several additional years of experience in feature film visual effects on Academy-Award nominated features. Carlberg’s music video for Guster’s “Do You Love Me” was selected as iTunes Video Pick of the Week. and his more recent video for Guster’s “Endlessly” is way cooler than the number of views would suggest. Recent work includes the films for the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s “the one hundred” gala (theonehundred.org) and commercials for Aquaball.

Contact

Salem Massachusetts

Boston Location

Thing’s waterfront offistudio is located 15 miles north of Boston in Salem.

35 Congress St.
Suite 304
Salem, MA 01970

T: 978.594.1799
F: 978,.594.8659
E: info@thing-made.com

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Careers

Want to work here?

We’re currently looking for an assistant producer, a producer, and quality freelance talent with serious resumes under their belts. If you’re super passionate about your work, go away. Overtly passionate workers can be a little creepy. If you think you might love contributing here, that’s a different story; Send your resume, links, etc. to jobs@thing-made.com. Or woo us with lavish and extravagant gifts.