About Us

Who we are, what we do and why we do it.

 

Our Mission

At CREATE we recognize that today’s consumers move quickly from medium to medium and from screen to screen. Whether on a 70” Big Screen or on Smart Phone understanding consumer behaviors fuels our drive to create integrated, cross platform, marketing plans to DRIVE revenue for our clients. Technology, data, and creativity play equal parts in our approach to solving your toughest marketing challenges. We combine the best thinking in traditional media as well as search, display, content, social media, development, and performance optimization.

Our sister company, Digital Impulse, is well versed in digital strategy and execution. A full list of their digital services can be found here. We find the best balance and unlock new opportunities to efficiently get your business in front of the right consumers no matter where they are. Regardless of your companies size we have the capability and the knowledge to take you where you want your business to go. Our experience ranges from single location businesses on up to Fortune 500 companies. We believe every size business deserves the attention and expertise we can bring to CREATE the voice and DEMAND needed to drive revenue.

Leadership Team

  • Tim Hunter

    Chief Creative Officer

    Tim comes to us after a 10-year stint as Creative Director at Seattle based Destination Marketing. Tim’s strategic creativity has been responsible for creating award-winning campaigns for clients like Car Toys, Magnolia Audio Video, Super Supplements and more.

    Working with local, regional, and national brands Tim enjoys the strategic challenge that comes from helping companies connect with their core consumers.

    Tim enjoyed a 30 year career in radio, including four year as Larry Nelson’s producer at Seattle’s KOMO radio, followed by 19 years at 92.5-KLSY, most notably as the guy in the middle of the Northwest morning show, Murdock, Hunter & Alice Morning.

    Over the years, Tim was a contributing writer to Jay Leno’s monologues on “The Tonight Show” as well as a newspaper columnist for the Northshore Citizen.

    He continues keeping his funny bone in shape as a writer for ventriloquist Mark Merchant, political cartoonist and comic strip writer Steve Kelley, political cartoonist Frank Shiers and enjoys being an emcee and auctioneer for many civic and charity events.

  • Corey Newton

    CEO/President

    Corey has over 20 years of marketing experience serving as Executive Vice President at Seattle based Destination Marketing for over 14 years. Most recently he was involved with the start up and launch of Sono Bello Body Contour Centers. Serving as their Executive Vice President in charge of Marketing where he led the development of ALL facets of the Sono Bello brand. During his time there Sono Bello grew from an idea to the leader in Body Contouring services with locations across the U.S.

    Corey has strong knowledge across all marketing platforms including
    DRTV, Radio, paid search, mobile, social, PR, email and web development. Leveraging the proper combination he creates marketing plans that make our clients money, generating traffic both to brick and mortar retail as well as high converting websites.

    Over his career Corey has worked with local/regional sized clients like Car Toys, Sleep Country USA and Canada, Penguin Windows, and dozens more in addition to national clients like Best Buy, Select Comfort (Sleep Number Bed), Mattress Firm, Mattress Discounters, Sono Bello and Garden Ridge.

  • Jeff Mitchell

    Director of Digital Strategy

    Jeff has worked extensively in the marketing, software and technology sectors for over 10 years mostly in new business and account management roles. Most recently, Jeff was Director of Digital New Business for Connelly Partners where he managed all new business efforts and helped create and drive strategy for all digital marketing services including web design, search and social marketing campaigns.

  • Andrew Kolidas

    Chief Digital Strategist

    Andrew brings over 13 years of digital marketing and web design experience to Digital Impulse. In 2001, Andrew launched Mindfire Interactive, a full-service digital marketing agency focused on ROI-based marketing campaigns and web development. Mindfire was acquired by Connelly Partners in 2009, as part of a strategic initiative to expand their digital capabilities. Andrew served as Director of Search Marketing at Connelly, until departing to launch Digital Impulse.

  • Cliff Skillings

    VP-Strategy/Media

    Cliff brings 15+ years of Media Strategy and Promotions Implementation to Create Impulse. Cliff spent 12 years at Destination Marketing where he served as Director of Media and Promotions. Cliff managed the Media Department and was responsible for placing hundreds of millions of dollars during his tenure. He has also worked with national recording artists, local and national DJ personalities and put together some of the most successful promotional campaigns for companies like Car Toys, Sleep America, Mattress Discounters, Penguin Windows, Mattress Firm, Campbell/Nelson VW, Wendy’s, Bellevue Christian Schools, Saturn of Seattle and more. In 2009 Cliff was the recipient of Destination Marketing’s Lewis and Clark leadership award for leading an overworked team through challenging situations.