Explore Media names Seth Deahl Executive Producer

Seth Deahl

Seth Deahl

Deahl brings 15 years of experience producing commercials to leadership role as company expands Chicago offices

Explore Media, a full-service HD video production company focused on creating commercials and digital content, is thrilled to announce that Seth Deahl has been named Executive Producer.

Deahl brings over 14 years of successful experience producing acclaimed commercial productions for agencies including The Escape Pod, OKRP, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy & Mather, Match Marketing Group, JWT, and McCann for brands such as Samsung, Cadillac, EGO POWER+, GoGo squeeZ, Groupon, KIND Snacks, McDonald’s, and the Chicago Blackhawks.

He was also responsible for producing Cadillac’s Chinese XTS campaign several months ago, successfully filming a complex production that featured unreleased 2018 “next-generation” models of the iconic luxury car, coordinating international talent and extras over four days throughout the streets of Chicago.

Seth is leaving his role as a Producer in the freelance world, where he was a highly sought-after commodity, to join Explore Media’s growing ranks. Deahl explains “Explore Media has that perfect combination of talent, culture, and vision you need in a company to consistently achieve great things. I’m incredibly proud to work alongside a team of this caliber, with impressive cross-disciplinary talents and a collaborative spirit. It’s also a very exciting time for the company as we prepare to open up a new production office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood to expand and deepen our relationships with both current and new clients to create even more award-winning work.”

Seth Deahl on location in Antarctica (Photo: Igor Kropotov)
Seth Deahl on location in Antarctica (Photo: Igor Kropotov)

Deahl got his start in production on the technical side at Big Deahl Productions, quickly working his way into the production side for over 95 national commercials. After leaving Big Deahl in 2009 to set out on his own production path, Seth steadily made a name for himself in the commercial production world while learning from many of Chicago’s best-known producers, eventually becoming a successful freelance Producer in his own right.

“We are very excited to add Seth Deahl as our Executive Producer,” says Jeremy Pinckert, Founder of Explore Media. “We’ve worked with Seth on multiple productions in his freelance capacity and he has proven to be not only extremely capable and well-respected by agency and production colleagues alike, but also as a visionary leader who will coordinate our productions and directors from our Chicago headquarters. In what was an obvious synergy from his first production for us, a Groupon commercial for OKRP, we have entrusted several award-winning commercial and digital campaigns to Seth with absolute confidence. We’re very proud to add a producer of his expertise and experience as our Executive Producer. Advertising agencies count on Seth’s professionalism and impressive body of work, and we look forward to being able to bring their creative ideas to life.”

Deahl has already begun his new role as Executive Producer at Explore Media and is busy working with sales representatives, creatives and directors on new projects, as well as spearheading the company’s move to the River North area at 311 W. Superior St, Suite 218.

About Explore Media
Explore Media is a Chicago-based full-service production company with a roster of Directors and Editors who produce commercials, digital and branded content. They’ve won over 68 professional awards for their productions, including 49 Telly Awards and 15 ADDYs. They have also twice been Emmy-nominated for commercial campaigns. Explore Media produces in all major cities throughout North America. For more information or to discuss production needs with a sales rep or producer, visit: http://www.explore-media.com/contact.