Everyday, an entrepreneur is born.

MARKETBRAND is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, well positioned to understand what makes the millennial consumer tick and meet them there. Our team balances strategic and creative services with expertise in go-to-market strategies all bundled in the kind of account service that makes it all seem easy.

While we have plenty of big brand achievements under our belts, we have a special affinity for the entrepreneur at heart and emerging consumer brands. Our experience spans every category of the food, beverage and consumer goods industry and we get the nuance of retail, club, private label and direct-to-consumer channels.


Eric Read
Eric Read

Creative Director

Eric has a boundless passion for creating memorable, iconic brands. His most recent venture as co-founder of MarketBrand, follows a long career in brand design; co-founder of Brand Engine, partner at Plumbline, principal director at Axion Design and starting his journey as design director with the “father of modern packaging” Primo Angeli. A seasoned creative director with a nose for business, his instincts have benefited clients like Pepsico, Nestlé, Wildwood, Kikkoman, FritoLay, Banana Republic, Microsoft, Intel, Motorola & Hewlett-Packard to name just a few. Eric has received hundreds of design awards, and even though he’s a few years in, feels like he’s just getting started.

Deborah Smith Read
Deborah Smith Read

Creative Strategist

Deb has worked with both CPG’s and private labels in most every food and bev category. As verbal and visual brand expert, her heart is at the center of connecting what consumers need and want to quality products worth their salt. She has championed brands for decades across all consumer touch points including: Kraft, Hormel, Saralee, Safeway, Conagra, Big Heart Pets, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Logitech, and Williams-Sonoma.

Jeremy Smith - Launchpad
Jeremy Smith - Launchpad

Club Store Specialist

After more than 35 years in strategic sales, design, branding and marketing, Jeremy’s senior management and graphic arts resume is a salute to the country’s most iconic brands. Think Motorola, Levi’s, Paramount Pictures, Apple, PopChips, and Chobani. Most recently as a co-founder of Level One, his relationships with buyers and marketers, strategists and designers presents enviable connections in the food industry.



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