Follow the Passion

Follow the Passion

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COLLiDE turns 5.

We are NOT a traditional marketing agency.

We are makers, doers, creatives and proponents of change.

We are made up of passionate people in offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Portland, Miami, Toronto, Montreal and Mexico City along with collaborators around the world.

Brands have a responsibility to support and build culture. The brave ones always succeed.

That is why we have done the same. Our proud achievements in building or investing include COLLiDE on Rainey (SXSW), Lustre Pearl East (Austin), Parson’s Chicken & Fish (Chicago), Portland Pickles Baseball (Portland), Culture Collide Festivals (LA, NY, Tel Aviv, Austin) and the Travel with Purpose publication and media network.

In five short years we have had the trust of dozens of global brands including AUDIENCE Network, AT&T, Anheuser Busch, Hangar 1 Vodka, E&J Spirits, Heineken, Converse, Stubhub, Dr. Martens, Hard Rock Hotels, Netflix, MARS, Jansport, Playground, Produce Marketing Association, Landmark Theatres, Showtime, Sonesta, Graduate Hotels, Barefoot Wine, Lyft, Boost Mobile, Shorelight Education, World of Beer, Fender, SHiVR, Lagunitas, CHIL, Jack Mason Watches, Next Level Apparel,Spotify, Avocados from Mexico, Silvercar, Sennheiser, Jim Beam, HotelTonight, High Brew Coffee, SXSW, Sony, Macy’s, Tillys, Haggar, Deep Eddy Vodka, and many more.

We are living in a time of great change. Historically, that is also where the greatest opportunity exists. Our focus remains on consulting, building and inspiring brands and their consumers.

Don’t hire an influencer: be the influence.

Don’t buy an ad: build a media outlet.

Don’t follow the noise: lead the evolution.

On our fifth anniversary, we want to give thanks to all our amazing partners, clients, friends and staff.  
We are just getting started.


COLLiDE is a Cannes Lion Award-Winning boutique marketing agency weaving brands into the cultural fabric in meaningful ways.

Established in 2014, COLLiDE is a  culture agency, editorial platform, travel magazine, international festival, and experiential event production company founded by industry veteran Alan Miller.

COLLiDE is based in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Austin with partner offices in Mexico City, Montreal, and Toronto.

Our mission is to advance culture, by building and executing marketing strategies for top brands and company passion projects.

About COLLiDE Agency

COLLiDE is a boutique culture agency which has created a dynamic, forward-thinking model of business. Building on our decade-plus foundation of cross-cultural marketing experience, the COLLiDE agency sets a new charter for brands to explore. COLLiDE specializes in full brand integration. Current COLLiDE agency clients include DIRECTV, Dr Martens, Proximo Spirits, MARS, Graduate Hotels, Landmark Theatres, Hard Rock Hotels and many others. 

About COLLiDE sport

COLLiDE sport the Sports division of COLLiDE founded by Alan Miller & Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan.  COLLiDE works with brands, teams, and leagues to customize marketing, branding and promotional campaigns. COLLiDE sport has an ownership stake in the Portland Pickles baseball club and the Gresham GreyWolves.

About COLLiDE travel

COLLiDE travel is comprehensive guides to cities across the globe curated by leading artists and tastemakers from around the world, built on Google Maps, and in the form of digital magazines and printed booklets.

Twice a year, the city guides and artist inspiration takes the form of a quarterly book entitled Travel with Purpose.


COLLiDE On Rainey

A main attraction at Austin’s SXSW festival, each year COLLiDE takes over Rainey Street for three days of nonstop music from today’s most highly acclaimed artists. Participating brands in 2016 included Stubhub, PlayStation, Showtime, Hard Rock, Jansport, Tillys, Dickies, Virgin Mobile, Avocados from Mexico and The Guardian.

See photos and highlights from 2016.

Under the Stars

Launched in 2015, Under the Stars is an invite-only creative gathering outside of major cities. Each camping event features a unique experience featuring live music, a curated culinary experience and a chance to meet new friends. Past cities have included Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston. 2015 partners included Topo Chico, Deep Eddy, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, The Guardian, Virgin Mobile and Burton.

Culture Collide Festival

Established in 2011, Culture Collide Festival, is a unique celebration of creative curiosity stretching across the renowned and intimate venues of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. The lineup includes artists from over 20 different countries from around the world. The festival has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Time Out, among others.


There are not enough superlatives to describe the AMAZING collective experience working with COLLiDE. Creative, collaborative and grace under pressure.  They are the real deal!

  • Susan Frank, VP Program Marketing and Advertising Showtime Networks Inc

There is such amazing diversity in their creative enterprise and I’m thankful JanSport has such a partner.

  • Ann Daw, VP Marketing JanSport

Over multiple 2017 activations, the team at COLLiDE has demonstrated they understand the culture of music events and how to integrate brands in a native way.  But how they do this is what sets them apart for me.   The team has proven to be strategic, resourceful and truly expert at planning and execution.  

  • Tom Hedworth, Brand Manager TWIX

COLLiDE fucking rocks!  Especially Monique…and you can quote me on that!

  • Kevin Diehl, VP US Marketing Dr. Martens AirWair

COLLiDE is a terrific collaborator and truly understands the power of music and brand/fan connection. Have always enjoyed the creative process, adventure, and product from the COLLiDE Team.

  • Rick Patrick, VP Creative Services & Brand Marketing  Hard Rock International

COLLiDE not only has their finger on the cultural pulse but are fun to work with as true partners in a shared vision of maximizing awesomeness!

  • Anthony Spina, Brand Manager Old Style Beer

While partnering with Collide on key on-site activations I was able to experience firsthand their collaborative nature, flexibility, and overall enthusiasm to create a unique and impactful experience for our Consumers to engage with.

  • Miguel Zorrilla, Innovation Brand Manager  MARS WRIGLEY CONFECTIONERY US

I had the opportunity to work with the Collide team on a number of different types of projects.  The team is collaborative and creative and always considered our business needs in their work.  Their focus on consumer culture is truly unique and their strategic approach of collaboration with other brands added tremendous value to our projects.   Collide is a great agency that will inspire brands to create content and amplify media like no other.

  • Anna Bell, Senior Marketing Director, Barefoot E&J Gallo Winery




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With end-to-end resources across strategy, branding, music, content & editorial, experience, and social media, closed loop integration is now the new norm.



COLLiDE builds a new vision for clients and consumers alike. The freedom afforded to us provides the ability to partner at every step of the creative and strategic process from ideation through to execution. Cultural acuity is no longer reserved to music as we are stacked with deep expertise in all mediums and platforms: we can go anywhere you want – even the places you never knew you wanted to.

Cultural Branding

Cultural Branding

While Music is an important component of our arsenal, a broader play in contemporary culture opens a deeper range of opportunities for collaboration and cross-pollination. Our engagement in film, art, literature, and culinary spaces provides our clients unprecedented access and integration to emerging talents, trends and innovation.



It would be arrogant to claim we have music in our pocket but when you consider the artists we’ve promoted, booked, sponsored, styled, curated, supported, and printed over the past 18 years, it seems only right to tell you we have music in our pocket.

And just so you believe us, here are a handful of those artists, most of whom we championed before they sold out the Garden: The Black Keys, Mos Def, Macklemore, M83, Radiohead, The XX, The National, TV on the Radio, The Arcade Fire, The Roots.



A passion point for us, sports allows us to tap into a world of ever evolving love and support. Focusing on the relationship of the athlete, brands can connect with fans in unprecedented ways.

Content and Editorial

Content and Editorial

Much like Music, we made our (former) name and staked our claim on delivering the best storytelling in the industry. COLLiDE maintains this pedigree with a leading editorial team of hand-picked specialists dedicated to the craft of narration and language. In lexicon we trust.



We believe the interpersonal exchange between a brand and its consumer is the most significant form of communication. Beyond print, TV and online, the direct, one-on-one connection achieved in a branded environment supersedes all. With an immediate team of architects, designers, and space planners, COLLiDE holds a proven track record and is equipped to create any experience in any market at any scale.

Social Media

Social Media

With over 1.5 billion people spread across Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, it’s not a question of “should we” invest in Social, but more “how much?” And even then success is anything but guaranteed. More than any media that has preceded, effective connectivity in this space is reliant upon variables including message, timing, platform, and relevance.

In response to this dynamic our Editorial, Strategy, and Digital teams approach Social as a single entity, building campaigns in totality addressing a brand’s needs from end to end, and in relation to its other efforts.



Sooooo, you’ve found the artist you love, they represent your brand perfectly, they resonate with your consumer, and they’re not on the road when you need them most. What’s next?

Alternately, you haven’t been to a show since college. Your daily commute consists of a heavy dose of NPR, and the closest you get to what’s hot is your admins Spotify. Where do you go from here?

In both cases, you let COLLiDE manage your talent needs. Not only do we secure and negotiate talent booking, but we provide expertise in identifying the right talent for you and your audience.