Michael Furlong has ideas about how people fly, drive, ride, vacation, and embrace their dreams. And he’s sold those ideas to Qantas, Toyota, Amtrak, Bermuda Tourism, and American Express in a career that has spanned eleven agencies in four countries.
He has ideas about technology, too. And those ideas helped change the businesses of IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Microsoft. They also moved him to San Francisco. Michael’s recent work has included campaigns for iShares and Yammer. In 2013 he opened his own video production, design and marketing company called SLAP, which is keeping him busier and happier than ever. When he’s not solving an advertising problem, he’s either growing something in his vegetable garden or trying to put a ball in the back of a net. His previous work can be viewed at furlongonideas.com.
Myra Paci has made a wide range of media work, including Searching for Paradise, a feature film starring Chris Noth, distributed by Sundance Channel/Showtime Entertainment, and Girls Night Out, a short film starring Rosario Dawson, distributed on the Sundance Channel. Searching for Paradise was awarded the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing Fellowships, as well as a MacDowell Fellowship.
With her production companies, Casa Madre Films and SLAP Agency, she has shot and directed for such clients as Kaiser Permanente, the San Francisco YMCA, The California Endowment, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Gymboree, McCann-Erickson, and Microsoft. You can find out more about Myra (B.A., History, Yale University, M.F.A., Film/Video Production, New York University) by visiting her website, myrapaci.com, or by enjoying her web series, Bad Muthaz, at badmuthaz.com.
Summer Oram helps bring creative ideas to life. Whether she’s managing communication flow between SLAP and our Client Partners, managing creative deliverables, or managing to keep everything calm in the rush of a mad day – Summer keeps things harmonious.
Over the years, Summer has project managed integrated multi-media campaign launches for HP, iShares, TIAA Direct and Microsoft Office; and in a previous life Summer spent all her time producing digital campaigns for Nike, Xbox, Visa, Target, Coke and Progressive Auto Insurance.
When not zipping around the office, Summer can be found posting about her latest “favorite TED Talk” or cheering on her family at their many sports, music and drama events. For Summer, appreciating all forms of creativity is a life-long pursuit.
Susan brings decades of hands-on art direction experience to her role as Project Manager, and a deep knowledge of what it takes to bring a campaign from kick-off to completion. Having worked at both large agencies and startups, she is devoted to design but also recognizes the need to deliver while maintaining great relationships. Whether collaborating with the team, clients, or vendors, her goal is to not only execute but improve on the process anywhere possible. She approaches projects holistically, with an understanding of strategy, business goals, design and storytelling, customer/user experience and metrics — in order to create an extraordinary experience.
Whitney Bekolay is a maker. Doesn’t matter if it’s a vision video, a product sales pitch or a fast and fun social spot, Whitney loves to find the poetry in combining movement, graphics and sound to make something both she and her clients will love. With SLAP since 2015, Whitney leads the motion team and brings 25 years of experience as an award winning creative director, editor, and a producer. After winning “Best of” two years in a row at Columbia College Film School with degrees in Cinematography and Screenwriting, she expanded her love of storytelling through editing and loves every aspect of the creative process.
Her clients include Project Runway, Microsoft, Gap, Inc. Williams-Sonoma, Levi’s, HP, Facebook, JM Smucker, VMware, California Academy of Science, Varian, Boston Scientific, Siemens, Abbott, LinkedIn, Visa, Albertson’s , Tommy Bahama, CNET, Adobe, Gilead Sciences, Stryker.
When not telling stories at work, she can be found creating music with her band, The Northerlies, throwing pots, painting, shooting photos or off exploring the backroads of America.
Dan Hayes is not a man to talk about himself. So we’ll do it for him! Dan got his start in filmmaking thanks to a high school art class where he churned out parodies of Hollywood blockbusters with a Super 8 camera, and later perfected his craft by editing over 130 music videos for such artists as Queen Latifah and Busta Rhymes. Dan has the heart and soul of a craftsman, and brings decades of experience and talent to every video he touches. In addition to being darn near unflappable, he can handle darn near any and every post-production issue that comes his way. Other clients who have benefited from Dan’s editorial expertise are: Toyota, HP, eBay, Samsung, Microsoft, Salesforce, ESPN, MTV, Chevron, Charles Schwab, and The North Face — to name a few.
A born and bred-San Franciscan, Dan holds a B.A. in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University, and lives in Berkeley with his wife and son.