Bob Ciosek is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Bold Studios. He spent the first 13 years of his career at ad agencies BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi and DMB&B. He launched Bold in 1998 with ESPN as the centerpiece client. Much of his client work included branded content for Capital One, Subway, Kellogg’s, WWE and more. In 2003, Bob invented an online consumer research process leveraging a patented tool to drive strategic and creative work. With this unique tool, Bob’s work shaped TV programming, acquisition, marketing as well as digital and social content development and marketing. Clients included ABC, American Express, CNBC, CollegeHumor.com, ESPN, Food Network, Fox Sports, Golf Channel, Initiative Media, MSN, New York Magazine, New York Post, People Magazine, Refinery 29, Tribeca Film Festival, Turner Entertainment, Yahoo Sports and more. Bob also founded a short-form, social video app called BlipHit. For the last three years, Bob was Chief Creative Officer at Whistle Sports. He helped grow Whistle into the #1 social engagement platform in sports garnering over 1 billion views monthly. During his tenure they grew from 60 million in social reach to 370 million in global social reach. He also was a key player in securing $78 million in investor funding.