Award-winning experiential and influencer marketing agency

DCLA was in the experiential and influencer game before there was a game. Our groundbreaking efforts for brands like Gap, Nintendo, Levi’s and Citibank have been shared by tens of millions, delivering improved social engagement, awareness, sales and ROI. Read more

In an industry of fabricators and glorified party planners, DCLA brings unmatched strategic thinking and brand savvy to every project. From our offices in LA and SF, we create buzz-worthy experiences supported by content from our own curated roster of influencers. Our work has been recognized with Promo of the Year honors. And we were named Small Agency of the Year twice by Advertising Age. Let us be the X factor for your brand.

female presenting person wearing teal shirt and white e.l.f. branded face mask, holding orange pumpkin while sitting inside pop-up vehicle with purple sparkly wall behind her with the words

e.l.f. 2020 Halloween activation

Duncan Channon’s LA team kept the halloween spirit alive by bringing a spooky holiday pop-up straight to beauty influencers’ homes.

CBS x Alfred Coffee · Emmy Awards

DCLA partnered CBS Studios with Alfred Coffee to reach Emmy voters and garner support for Star Trek: Picard. The timely work tapped into the diversity and inclusion central to Gene Roddenberry’s original vision.

Beautyscape influencers launch e.l.f. collection

It’s a beautiful day at DCLA with the launch of the e.l.f. Cosmetics Retro Paradise collection — the new collection from e.l.f.’s Beautyscape winners Alissa Holmes, Diana Curmei, Elicia Aragon, Jessa Green and Valeria Loren.

Female presenting influencer posing for the camera in a sleek white blazer and leather black pants. She is confident and raises her hand to perfect her long brown hair that is styled in a middle part and she's wearing make-up that accentuates her strong features. She's in front of a mirror with a table with SGX NYC products.

SGX NYC · #hairgoals

SGX NYC wanted to increase awareness around winning two Allure Best of Beauty Awards and reinforce the brand’s positioning with cost-conscious consumers looking for premium products. We hit the bullseye with three well-known #hairgoals influencers.

A diverse group of people are sitting outside on a well landscaped sidewalk in front of a mural of diverse faces in the Bahamas. They are all smiling as they take part in the award-winning Beautyscape influencer program.

Beautyscape in the Bahamas

Created by DCLA for e.l.f., the fifth installment of the award-winning influencer program is now underway in the Bahamas. And garnering more heat than ever.

Birds eye view over a male presenting young adult on the fire escape playing a guitar. Next to him is a notepad and pen and lush green plants creep into the frame. He appears relaxed as he plays his guitar.

Citi · Citigrammers

Citi wanted to increase awareness and favorability on social media, particularly within the music and dining categories. We assembled a team of influential visual artists to create the sort of shareable content the brand couldn't.

Amy Cotteleer poses for a headshot in front of black and white vintage wallpaper. Below her image in red with white text reads “40 over 40 campaign”

40 over 40

Amy Cotteleer was tapped by Campaign US for its annual digital 40 over 40 list. The honor is bestowed upon those at the forefront of digital transformation.

Diverse group of individuals and posing for the camera during the Coachella Music Festival. They are all self expressive through their make-up and fashion choices. Their individuality shines through as they each pose in their own unique way.

e.l.f. Cosmetics · Coachella

e.l.f. wanted to launch Beauty Shield, an all-new skincare line powered with antioxidants and SPF to help protect your skin against environmental aggressors. DCLA provided the perfect testing ground.

Shiseido relaunches

What better venue to make a grand re-entrance than Fashion Week? Shiseido’s pop-up experience drove huge engagement, reintroducing the brand in style.

Female presenting person with blonde hair and beige shirt poses for the camera on her couch holding a black cat with yellow eyes. She is smiling and the cat appears calm and happy in her arms.

e.l.f. Cosmetics · Cruelty-free

To promote e.l.f. as a vegan brand, we tapped five beauty influencers known for their animal activism. Incredible images were created, important causes were supported and sales were spiked.

Talking community at SXSW

DCX’s Amy Cotteleer and Mara McCune from e.l.f. discussed the development of the cosmetic company’s lauded micro-influencer program, Beautyscape.

A female presenting individual poses in front of a printed background of giant e.l.f lipsticks. She is wearing black denim jeans, boots, a black top and a camo jacket.

e.l.f. Cosmetics · Christian Siriano

Designer Christian Siriano has been leading the charge for diversity in the world of A-list fashion. So who better to partner with a cosmetics brand that also celebrates beauty in all its forms?

Nabela Noor poses with her e.l.f. Lipstick as if she is applying it. She's dressed in all pink with gold accessories and full on hair and make-up glam. In the background is greenery with the same gold accents.

Nabela Noor for e.l.f.

DCLA created a can’t-miss launch event for Bangladeshi-American sensation Nabela Noor’s collaboration with e.l.f. Cosmetics.

A woman in a floral dress and long curly hair poses in front of a wall of greenery and white flowers. She has a huge smile on her face.

Charlotte Russe · #CTGIRLSQUAD

Through targeted organic and paid social along with in-store announcements, we assembled the ultimate squad to help launch Charlotte Russe’s “New Beautiful” brand platform.

A woman walks into a small light filled living room with a beverage in her hand. The room is quaint with lots of windows inviting the lush green plants to take up space in the frame. There is a beige couch with a salmon pillow and on the floor is a patterned light green rug.

Citi · ThankYou® Premier Card

Citibank asked us to create social content touting the many travel benefits of their redefined Premier card. And half a million YouTube views later, awareness was up nearly 20%.

A hallway in a black room with neon lights leads to a neon e.l.f. sign. The vibrant colors light up the frame and the distinct shades of purples, yellows, greens and pinks reflect on the black laminate flooring. Lips, a lightning bolt, eye and spaceship are other neon lights in different colors that surround the centered e.l.f. Logo.

Jkissa collab with e.l.f.

Known for embracing true individuality, DCLA identified Jkissa as the ideal person for e.l.f.’s next big cosmetics collaboration.

A diverse group of young adults pose and smile in front of the universal studios lifesize logo in Orlando, Florida.

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando leveraged DCX’s stable of influencers to reach the difficult-to-reach teen and tween audience — and succeeded 40 million times over.

Gap

With the Be Bright campaign, we secured the rights for Gap to be the official concert tee at the summer’s hottest music festivals.

Citibank · Double Cash

Citibank wanted to jump awareness of their new Double Cash credit card. So we enlisted the help of YouTube superstar devinsupertramp.

Pottery Barn

DCLA enlisted three influential NYC photographers to shoot Pottery Barn pieces and bring some 212 cred to the launch of the brand’s new flagship.

Lagos Fine Jewelry

For the launch of Smart Caviar, the first fine-jewelry bracelet for the Apple Watch, Lagos wanted to reach a wide range of luxury consumers and highlight the versatility of the bracelet.

Sephora

To celebrate a grand opening at The Grove, we helped Sephora surprise and delight consumers with our ‘Let’s Beauty Together’ mini-makeovers.

Nintendo

We had Nintendo send 50 consoles to creators we selected for their talent and love of gaming. They, in turn, made 50 movies about the Wii U and self-published and championed across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Gap · Dress Normal

Gap asked us to build consideration and generate trial for their newly launched “Dress Normal” brand platform. Thirty influential Instagram photogs helped us do just that.

Gap · 1969 Pico de Gap

Never underestimate the power of taco trucks to change the world — or at least the minds of fickle, fashionable millennials.

Bare Escentuals

Our Rethink the Quickie Tour for beauty brand Bare Escentuals brought fast, fun and free “makeunders” to busy women across America.

DCLA awards
If you were looking for an award-winning experiential and influencer marketing agency, Google steered you in exactly the right direction.
Two-time small agency of the Year
Best Event Series/Activation
Best Campaign Targeting Gen Z
Best Use of Social
Gold, Buzz Marketing & Influencer
Video Campaign of the Year
Two-time Best Social Community winner
Campaign of the Year
Best YouTube PR Campaign
Best Use of Social Campaign
Best Product Launch Campaign
Best Use of Video
Best Use of Social Video
Best Digital /Social Campaign
Best Use of Social Media
Best Twitter Campaign
DCLA clients
From fashion to finance, beauty to beverages, technology to travel, it’s hard to find a category we haven't crushed.

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