strategy, sourcing & scaling
An Accelerator for Diversity
BANKABL specializes in high growth marketing, partnerships, business development, distribution and fundraising strategies to diversify Media, Entertainment & Technology.
We scale content, tech and capital with diverse clients globally.
BANKABL fine-tunes strategy and product and sources strategic partnerships and capital while focusing on scaling both new and traditional businesses.
Above all, we believe in diversity of thought across all media and tech.
Companies & clients
We help brands discover and deploy new models of growth.
In the beginning… We endeavored to create a company focused on the disruption of traditional Media & Entertainment businesses. As we started to help a number of companies, we realized that accelerating diversity would also help address disruption on a broader global scale - harnessing an ever changing audience.
We create extraordinary outcomes in media & technology.
Social Good Model: WPP, OgilvyEntertainment and top 100 Brands
Outcomes: Organized new social gaming digital business unit based on Buckminster Fuller’s World Games concept with focus on WPP ad conglomerate’s top 100 brands and their corporate social responsibility (CSR) divisions.
Branded Entertainment: BMW Films, Microsoft & Studios
Outcomes: Partnered with BMW and Microsoft with ShoWest exhibitors on two Lionsgate films (Shattered Glass and The Cooler) achieving new revenues, integrated marketing sponsorship and a revolutionary new pre-show advertising/programming model for theatrical distribution.
Deep Brand Engagement: Amex and TakePart
Outcomes: Architected new social action network in TakePart that in turn partnered with Amex on national ground-breaking donor and volunteer program for cardmembers.
Immersive Advertising: Gfycat AR GIFs with Multiple Studios
Outcomes: Crafted industry-first Augmented Reality (AR) messaging GIFs driving millions of applications for #1 movie for season at box office following Paramount’s 360 AR for Mission Impossible: Fallout.
With over 20 years of experience, Adrian is a seasoned executive and marketer. He headed digital media strategy, marketing, business development and creative at three media companies - Lionsgate Entertainment, Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media and Endemol Shine Beyond (a JV between Disney and Apollo Group). He has helped raise over $1.3 billion in media investments for TMT (Tech, Media and Telecom) companies.
In startups, Sexton was recently US CEO of Titan Platform, a global AI content, smart encryption and IoT device company with headquarters in the US, South Korea, China and Singapore where he developed a smart set-top platform with licensed content from major studios, broadcasters and game publishers. Prior to, he was Chief Developer Officer at Dynamics, a fintech, powered-payments company with $110 million in funding from Bain Capital Ventures and MasterCard. At Dynamics, he developed and marketed a partner ecosystem for the company’s ePlate or “iTunes for Rewards” ecosystem.
In creative, he has marketed over 100 film releases including running digital marketing for Academy-Awarding films Monster’s Ball, Crash, An Inconvenient Truth and The Cove. In 2018, he formed immersive marketing partnerships with Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. He also gave the Inaugural digital keynote at Cannes Film Festival and won a Clio for SAW interactive Digital Marketing.
Team: marketing, tech & go-to-market
Adrian Sexton | US Managing Director
Managing Director @BANKABL Accelerator → CEO @Titan Platform US → President & COO @EndemolShine Beyond → CDO @Dynamics Fintech (Bain Capital Ventures) → EVP, Digital @Participant Media → Head of Digital @Lionsgate Entertainment
Maggie Dumais | US Marketing Director
Agent @APA Agency for the Performing Arts → Head of Licensing & Branding @Innovative Artists → Agent @CAA → SVP of Branding & Licensing @Sanctuary Music → Represented @Gordon Ramsay, Britney Spears, Madonna, TapouT, Tony Hawk, IMAX, Sundance
Frank Trevino | US AI Director
Head of AI Strategy @Tinman Kinetics → VP of Marketing @Titan Platform US → Senior Global Director @Korea Telecom → IBM Watson AI XPRIZE 2020 Competition
Brian S. Bae | APAC CEO, Seacrux Partner
CEO @SEACRUX → CEO, SEA @Titan Platform → Chief Commercial & MD @Kakao Corp APAC → Manager APAC Mobile Partnerships @Facebook → President SEAsia @Opera Software → Sr Manager, BusDev @ SK Networks
Ivollex Hodiny | APAC CMO, Seacrux Partner
CMO @SEACRUX → CMO SEA @Titan Platform → Growth Director Asia @Opera Software → Head of Marketing Planning Asia @Nokia → Head of Product Marketing SEA @Siemens → Channel & BusDev Manager @ Signalsoft LBS
Dennis Juan | APAC CBO, Seacrux Partner
CBO @SEACRUX → Director BusDev @Kakao Corp → Technical Account Director @Opera Software → Program Manager @Teleca Taiwan → SW Project Manager @Compal Communications → Software Engineer @Taiwan Mobile
Keynotes, Boards & Awards
Cannes Film Festival Inaugural digital keynote: France
X|Media|Lab: Amsterdam & New Zealand
Intel Viiv: Japan
Producers Guild of America (program director)
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (new media committee)
Los Angeles Film Festival (digital advisory board)
Games for Change (advisory board)
Multi-Channel Network of the Year (2015): Endemol Beyond
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Backstage Digital All-Star (2013)
British Airways ‘Face of Opportunity’ Entrepreneur Award (2009)
Clio award for SAW interactive Digital Marketing (2004)
Academy Award-winning marketing team behind Monster’s Ball, Crash, An Inconvenient Truth, The Cove
What we do
9200 Wilshire Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90028
76 Playfair Road #04-02
Phone: +1 310 439-8228
Who Contacts Us?
International companies and brands looking to enter the US or APAC markets in content and tech.
Media companies looking to move onto new platforms including AVOD and SVOD.
Digital startups aiming to work with top Media & Entertainment studios, labels and talent.
Technology, media and telecom companies looking to source new investment and strategic partnerships.