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2019 was our best, and first, year ever. Check out some of the highlights.

Vertical River is an authentic, forward-thinking creative content studio helping brands capture today’s scarcest resource… attention.

Strategic creative is our M.O. and we believe that powerful content is only as strong as the plan in place to share it with the right audience. From ideation and production to optimization and amplification, we are your one-stop shop for branded content that cuts through the clutter and straight to the thumbs of the folks who matter.

We create custom content that resonates with your target audience and builds a deeper relationship with your brand. We do this by meeting them where they already are: scrolling down the rivers of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, email, and your website.

Our Services

Cinematic Video

We believe that good stories are the best foundation for compelling, consumer-relevant visual content. We’re experts in telling our clients stories with cinematic quality. Let’s get to work on your brand’s mini-documentary today so we can get it in front of your target consumers ASAP.

Content Strategy

You’ve heard that “content is king.” That sounds great, and it’s true - really. But what does that really mean? Does it mean that if you have great content you’re the king? No, it doesn’t. Great content without a coherent, integrated strategy is no king-maker. We have a record of success developing winning content strategies for brands that deliver impactful content to target audiences where they live, work, and play.

Advertising & Media Buying

We have 20+ years of experience in developing winning advertising and media strategies for brands in a myriad of industries. Upon locking in your strategy we’ll put our deep media buying experience to work to ensure your message reaches your target audience when & where they’re most likely to engage it.

Photography

Our experience has shown that most brands don’t have enough engaging photography (if any at all), and many rely on stock to represent their brands. We’re experts in shooting impactful, custom photography from products, to people, to places that will showcase your brand, story, and team in the best light.

Have a look at some of our recent work

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

We knew we needed a compelling portfolio of short videos to tout our new travel offering targeting digital nomad customers and investors worldwide, but we didn’t know where to start. Kendrick quickly concepted and mobilized an authentic in the streets approach that captured the authenticity and vibe of our company as well as the energy of Lisbon, Portugal. The videos were engaging and cool while producing great interest and ROI for our growing startup. Kendrick is extremely friendly, professional, and strategic with an expert eye behind the camera through to his production finesse. Since sharing the video we have received numerous compliments and made many referrals to Kendrick for future work. I’d highly recommend Kendrick for any of your future video needs as you will absolutely love working with him and the high quality work.

Dave Williams -

CEO and Co-Founder, NOMADX

I have had the experience of working with creatives over the past few years since opening a few new businesses. The training I had with marketing and branding resulted was a "trial by error" and "learn and go" approach. Kendrick is one of the first creatives that approach projects with strategy and methodology. In our relationship of working together, I have grown as a content marketer and have a deeper understanding of our content marketing strategy thanks to the advice of Kendrick and his resources. I would recommend he and his company in a heartbeat!

Jennifer Kjellgren -

CEO, Nest Realty Atlanta

Southface-Emily

Vertical River has been a creative powerhouse of a partnership for Southface Institute. They produced the organization’s first brand identity video, in addition to videos for several programmatic initiatives and a graphic proposal for one of our key clients. Their finished products are engaging, persuasive and beautifully produced. But the getting there is just as masterfully handled. Eric, Kendrick and their team of professionals get it right the first time, offering valuable strategic insights, along with incredible client care. We look forward to working with them on future projects, and I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Emily Proctor -

Senior Manager, Communications

ABOUT US

Founded by photographer, cinematographer, & tech guru Kendrick Disch and advertising, media, and production pro Eric Rogers, Vertical River is your source for creative content that converts. With a shared passion for strategic creative, cinematic storytelling, adventure, dogs, fishing, and facial hair these media pros and longtime collaborators offer brands a one-stop shop for their creative, content marketing needs.

ABOUT US

Founded by photographer, cinematographer, & tech guru Kendrick Disch and advertising, media, and production pro Eric Rogers, Vertical River is your source for creative content that converts. With a shared passion for strategic creative, cinematic storytelling, adventure, dogs, fishing, and facial hair these media pros and longtime collaborators offer brands a one-stop shop for their creative, content marketing needs.