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Disruptive Videography Firm, Deal Closer Digital, Launches At Synapse Summit

February 28, 2022


Deal Closer Digital (DCD), a creative videography and microbranding firm launched at the 2022 Synapse Summit. Deal Closer Digital’s cofounders decided to headquarter their company in Tampa to complement Tampa’s booming innovation ecosystem. Ben Sever, Chief Empowerment Officer and Drew Barnett, Chief Creative Officer have been working in tandem with reputable companies such as TBBW, The Tampa Club, Synapse, EmpowHERment, NFL Alumni, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Champa Bay Sports. “I’ve always had a passion for creating community-centric brand stories as the first step of any company I build or invest in. Combining integrated storytelling with enterprise quality videography is a dream come true- especially to fellow entrepreneurs in my hometown,” says Sever. Ben’s entrepreneurial passion-to-execution cadence has become a staple within Tampa ever since he moved back to Tampa Bay after excelling in NYC’s software scene from 2014-2017 (Distinguished sales leader at Oracle|Netsuite being one of many accomplishments). His entrepreneurial empowerment mission continues to reign true with initiatives such as Deal Closer Digital’s “emerging innovator” pricing. As long as a startup has a viable business plan and purpose-driven values, Ben has committed to working with all budgets and verticals. Similar to an industry-agnostic business accelerator such as the Tampa Bay Wave (which Ben is a graduate of), Deal Closer Digital strives to be inclusive, empowering, innovative, diverse, agile and community-centric.

            The Deal Closer Digital (DCD) team seeks to disrupt digital development by pioneering their proprietary differentiator, “Velocity Videography.” As explained best by an anecdote from the website, “Deal Closer Digital is the first emerging-to-enterprise microbranding firm founded by nationally-renowned entrepreneurs, graphic gurus, marketing moguls, Fortune 500 executives, venture capitalists and management consultants. DCD executes industry disrupting videos dovetailed with brand storytelling, copywriting, production, editing, output, business development strategy and omnichannel alignment in under two weeks. We are your creative bedrock committed to catalyzing the integrity of momentum while you remain an empowered visionary.”

            Too many digital marketing firms require 3-6 “hands in the pot” and 1-3 months to release a single video for one project. These antiquated results, although commonplace, aren’t congruent with the budget, timeline or needs of today’s agile, lean business atmosphere. “We are proponents of microbranding for momentum. Events, product releases, testimonials, lifestyle, fundraisers, culture promotions, social engagement, etc, all have extremely specific creative frameworks. We have implemented industry best practices which originate from our robust board, team of SMEs and global experience. In addition, we tell our clients to expect as well as demand only one discovery call before we’re off to the races. We use an Agile development methodology to collaborate and release iterations every couple days until the ideal outcome is achieved in record time with no fluff. Although we are blessed to have enterprise clients from the start, our target market is really progressive executives who understand that marketing, sales, leadership and customer experience should all benefit from each project,” said Chief Creative Officer, Drew Barnett. One satisfied client, CEO of EmpowHERment Ambee Stephens experienced this methodology firsthand and reported, “We used Deal Closer Digital for our annual HERGala event and were blown away by how seamlessly DCD integrated into our team, then produced a video within a week of the event as if they were our tenured, in-house videography team.”

            In addition to unprecedented speed-to-quality ratios, DCD’s software and hardware will continue to give them an edge to lead the pack. By Q3, every DCD client will have access to their own company-branded mobile application which will house testimonials, a resource library, engaging multimedia, etc to use as a prospecting tool as well as marketing channel with cutting-edge angles, commercial drone viewpoints, exclusive DCD vantage points and PR accessibility. Deal Closer Digital will also grandfather-in pricing of their full suite of services including brand messaging, videography, photography, PR and Sales enablement strategy for their next 15 clients. By July 1, 2022, DCD projects an active client list of 30-40 all who have gone through a rigorous vetting process, reference checks, business model roadmapping and long-term partnership agreement.

            Charged with their post-Synapse momentum as well as the Champa Bay Sports launch, Deal Closer Digital is already looking to triple their staff by Summer ‘22. “I’ve witnessed firsthand how empowerment, innovation and philanthropy has catapulted this portfolio to the top of Tampa’s “must partner with” radar. Starting as an intern, I was given full transparency to the entire teams’ origin, roadmap, business plan, and extensive partner list. As a purpose-driven, passionate student, DCD, as well as all companies under the Phoenix Portfolio Partner brand provided me with an opportunity to add my own creative perspective and gave me a route to success. I can say with confidence, the partners and clients have and will feel the same way,” said Brin Robinson, Deal Closer Digital/Champa Bay Sports Intern.

            Deal Closer Digital already has a robust clientele list and were chosen to be the official videography firm of the Synapse Summit. “Synapse is the epicenter of Florida’s collaborative innovation, so we were honored to have full access to all 8 personas that Synapse strives to empower. Brian Kornfeld and the entire Synapse team have paved the way for emerging innovators all the way up to legacy giants,” says Ben Sever. Please submit an inquiry on with any messaging, photography, business development or videography needs!

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