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News - December 10, 2020

One Agency, Three Divisions. Say Hello To EA Collective.



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Chicago, IL (December 10, 2020) – Chicago-based full-service, state-of-the-art broadcast and green screen studio unveils new global holding company.

Today marks the launch of EA Collective, a portfolio of complementary but unique agency divisions that support brands throughout their development, including storytelling, content and experiences. At its core, EA Collective and the divisions within, believe in pushing creative boundaries, delivering the highest quality work, and serving as true partners for its clients at any stage of their brand journey.

“Our recent changes have strategically positioned us for continued, optimal growth,” says Fergus Rooney, co-founder of EA Collective. “As EA Collective, we look forward to providing the same outstanding and innovative solutions our clients expect, but now with the ability to support them at every phase of their customer journey.”

The portfolio, which has plans to continue expanding into various other disciplines in response to specific client needs, currently includes:

Agency EA, an MBE-certified, award-winning brand experience agency, known for its strategic vision, inspired creative and seamless executions. Agency EA unites brands and audiences through user eventsworldwide event programssummitsconferences, and product launches.

Storyhorse, run by industry veterans, is a branding house with the strategic know-how and creative muscle to build brands that not only make an impact, they last. Its services include research and strategy, messaging and visual identities, style guides, and rollout tactics.

Studio Sage, a full-service, state-of-the-art broadcast and green screen studio for the age when content is queen. Specialities include webcasts and webinars, virtual events and conference broadcasts, and corporate and brand videos.

“Working together or independently, our divisions help strengthen our clients’ brands, engage their target audiences, and optimize value,” says Gabrielle Martinez, co-founder of EA Collective. “Every journey is unique, and our clients can choose a custom solution, partnering with one, two or all three of our divisions as an integrated team.”

Additional Facts


  • Agency EA began as Event Architects in 1999 with just two employees and two clients, primarily producing events in Chicago
  • In 2011, we rebranded to Agency EA to better service an expanding portfolio of clients looking for full-service agency capabilities
  • In 2020 launching EA Collective to serve as a holding company for Agency EA and 2 new divisions, Storyhorse aimed at brand identity development and storytelling and Studio Sage for content creation and distribution
Team Evolution
  • Hunter Haas, who had been with Agency EA for 12 years and most recently acted as Group Account Director for some of the agency’s largest brands was tapped to lead the development and advancement of Storyhorse as VP, Managing Director.
  • David Priest, a Technical Producer at Agency EA with over a decade of experience producing for global brands, made a shift to lead Studio Sage as the Studio Manager
Social Responsibility
  • A Place for All: EA Collective is an anti-racist organization and ally — a place of acceptance and open dialogue. We strive to foster a culture where differences are not just valued, but celebrated. We hold ourselves accountable, continually reflecting on and assessing our actions to ensure true equity. Our commitment is inclusion across race, sexuality, age, religion, identity, and experience.
  • MBE and Woman-owned

Studio Sage ( is a full-service, state-of-the-art broadcast and green screen studio with the wisdom, tools and experience to help plan, produce and present customer messages directly to their audience — wherever they are. Run by creative and production experts, the space offers services ranging from video and voice recording to live streaming and platform management. Located in the heart of Chicago, Studio Sage is a division of EA Collective, a group of connection experts who create brand identities (Storyhorse), content (Studio Sage) and experiences (Agency EA).