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.

- Alan Miller, Founder

 About COLLiDE Agency

COLLiDE is a Cannes Lion Award-Winning boutique marketing agency weaving brands into the cultural fabric in meaningful ways. Founded in 2014 in Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland and Austin with partner offices in Mexico City, Montreal, and Toronto, we have gained the trust of dozens of companies worldwide by building and executing marketing strategies for top brands and passion projects.

About COLLiDE Media

COLLiDE media is made up of our editorial properties, and Travel with Purpose. covers the intersection of music and travel, from exclusive premieres and concert reviews to artist features and interviews. Travel with Purpose is a quarterly book full of city guides curated by leading artists and tastemakers from around the world, designed for digital magazines and print.

About COLLiDE Sport

COLLiDE sport was founded by Alan Miller and Seattle Seahawks punter, Jon Ryan. COLLiDE works with brands, teams, and leagues to customize marketing, branding and promotional campaigns. COLLiDE Sport has a majority ownership stake in the Portland Pickles baseball club.



About COLLiDE Travel

COLLiDE Travel is a portion of our site that is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local artists and makers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale and everything in between. So choose a city, discover new music along the way, and start exploring!

About COLLiDE On Rainey

Each year COLLiDE takes over Rainey Street at Austin’s SXSW festival, staking residence in multiple venues for the entirety of the festival. We build and create innovative and immersive experiences including nonstop music from today’s most highly acclaimed artists, evolving us into a main SXSW attraction.



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






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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.