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Third Date - The Founders

About the Founders

Third Date is an LA-based branding and launch marketing firm, founded by a married creative team, Brittany & Todd Grinham. The two met at Crispin-Porter + Bogusky, in Boulder, CO in 2010. First came love. Then, came advertising. Then came campaigns for brands, like Toyota, Guinness, Target, and a Nigerian Cooking Oil. That’s how the saying goes, right? With Brittany’s background in copywriting and Todd’s background in art direction, the two were a match made in branding heaven. Uck. Write something better.

Todd Grinham

Meet Todd Grinham. Designer, creative director and Co-Founder of Third Date. He’s worked for traditional and digital agencies, like Goodby Silverstein & Partners, AKQA, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. And outside of launching new brands, Todd pursues projects that help people rethink a few of the outdated systems we operate in. In 2014, Todd created Xmas Truce, an app that lets you call a truce on gift giving, saving the world money, time and plastic. And in 2015, he co-founded Hush, a curated list of the world’s best places for a digital detox.

Todd Grinham

A Few Brands We’ve Worked With

While working in tandem with agencies like CP + B, Saatchi & Saatchi London, Deutsch LA and TBWA Chiat, our founders developed campaigns for everything from tech & automotive to retail & beer.

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Brittany Grinham

Brittany Grinham is a writer, creative director and the Co-Founder of Third Date. In 2016, she created the Local Writers Retreat for creatives in Los Angeles. She regularly teaches seminars on creative marketing, social strategies, the business of freelance, and the art of launching a brand. In her free time, Brittany likes to help optimize creativity for others, through community and tools that inspire momentum.

Brittany Poole


Here are a few awards our team won during their days in the advertising world.

Cannes Lions / One Show / Effies / Clios / El Sol / Winner of the Google FilmHack / Webby / Communication Arts / London International Awards / MIXX / FWA / Campaign Magazine / Contagious Magazine / Ad Age / Graphis New Talent / Young Guns / CMYK