Bantle brings 15 years of experience to STANDARD. As a Creative Director with over 130 BDA/Promax/Emmy awards, he has extensive experience in all areas of marketing, branding, promotion, print, art direction, production design, and multi-platform creative.
At Fox Sports, as Sr. VP, Creative Services, Bantle set up and managed the still successful Fox Sports/FSN Creative Service Group, which marketed and promoted the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, NBA Playoffs, Daytona 500 and all the Fox Sports Net regional programming initiatives.
Asked to go with a group of top Fox management, Bantle moved over to Directv where he again set up an in-house creative services department. Under his direction as Sr. VP, Creative Services, the department designed print advertising campaigns, on-air promotion, graphic designs and branding, set designs and interstitial production. In addition to subscriber retention, customer satisfaction, movie packages and cross-promotions with advertising partners, Bantle also produced spots for sports franchises.
Following up with his experience in male-oriented programming, Bantle moved to G4TV Networks. Again, he spearheaded the in-house creative services department that translated young men’s lifestyle programming into all aspects of branding, on-air promotion, sales, print, network packaging, set design, show opens, cold opens, daypart branding, movie promotion, interstitial and OTO show production. By his second year at the helm as Sr. VP, G4’s audience in the male demographic doubled in ratings.