After meeting on a blind date at 18-years-old, Kev and Gillian O’Neil had the burning ambition to run their own business. With Kev’s expertise in graphic design and creative alongside Gillian’s mastery of communications and strategy, the couple took the leap and founded their first graphic design business in 1998.
Lynne McGunigal joined Kev and Gillian in 2000 as one of their first creative designers. By 2009, after working together for almost a decade, serial entrepreneurs Kev and Gillian with long-time business partner and friend Lynne decided to set up a new business together and 29studios was born.
Transitioning through the emergence of the video landscape and being early adopters of video data and analytics, the founders’ wealth of experience, expertise and entrepreneurial spirit are woven into the fabric of 29studios.
In 2010, Katelin O’Neil Dunleavy followed in the footsteps of her entrepreneurial parents and joined the company as a filmmaker and editor. As Katelin innovated alongside the company, she moved into the Client facing side of the business and became Sales & Marketing Director.
As the company grew and the leadership team anticipated the emerging interest in video analytics, they pivoted the business, found their niche in the B2B industry and transformed into a results-driven video marketing agency.
With a keen focus on anticipating the future of the industry and their customers’ needs, their mission shifted to encompass high-quality lead generation, powerful video ad campaigns and expert business development.
Through this innovation, Make Intelligent Video™ was born. Consisting of the four pillars Video Strategy, Content Creation, Campaign Management and Lead Generation and Analytics, MIV is our pioneering full-service video marketing package.
Today, we are affectionately known by our customers as the 29ERS. The family-run business has grown into a tight-knit team of passionate and dedicated video marketing experts.
While Kev and Gillian focus on our international growth and the overarching mission and vision for 29studios, Lynne leads our creative team while Katelin heads up our team of video strategists, account managers and analytics experts.
With a life-long passion for collaboration and building meaningful relationships, the 29ERS have always considered our customers as part of our family which is why we go above-and-beyond to exceed their expectations and become partners for life.
True to our DNA, the 29ERS were the first in Scotland to launch our own agency show, The 29ERS Show.
Now with 250K+ views and 130+ episodes, we have documented our projects and international business trips with our global customers. The show has blazed the trail in the creative industry in Scotland, inspiring many startups to create their own.
The 29ERS Show started as a behind-the-scenes look into agency life, documenting our growth and legacy. Rooted in a mindset of ambition, passion, dedication and innovation, 29studios is continually pioneering and inventing new ways to create outstanding content that delivers the results our customers’ need.