About Redroc Austin

Redroc Austin is invested in the brands we build and overdelivering for them every day

Who We Are

Redroc isn’t the biggest ad agency in Texas, but we do deliver big-time creative, strategy, and results.

Redroc Austin is a full-service ad agency based in Austin, TX, with capabilities in advertising, strategic planning, direct response, digital media, web, data analytics, design, video, and branded content. Most importantly, we are obsessed with our clients’ success, and we overdeliver every day. It’s part of our culture and what we live and breathe as an agency. We offer big agency service, with small agency attention.

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Ernest Corder
Founder & President
Ernest Corder founded Redroc Austin in 1997 and continues to lead the organization today. His extensive media experience and strategic marketing acumen have guided Redroc to create smart, successful marketing campaigns for local and national clients for over 26 years. Ernest is involved in building strategy for all agency clients, is part of our creative team as CCO, and is constantly developing new ways to use digital marketing to help our clients succeed.
Ernest Corder President of Redroc

Leadership Team

Redroc Austin leans on a veteran group of team leaders with decades of experience with clients large and small to guide one the best of Austin advertising agencies. Their expertise spans from managing global accounts, digital media, traditional media, and social media, to building some of the largest brands in the world. But your brand will never be too small to get our full attention.

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Liz McDermott
Senior Account Director
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Matt Nelsen
Media Director
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Susie Brown
Media Buyer
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Ken Spera
Executive Creative Director
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Anthony Chase
Creative Director
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Ryan Robinson
Social Media Director

Our Focus

In the last 26+ years, we’ve developed real expertise in a number of industries.

Put our experience and track record of successful marketing in these unique industries to work for you.





Our Story

Redroc Austin was started in 1997 by Ernest Corder while he was still a radio rep in the Austin, TX market. He had worked for a number of radio stations in sales, always providing full-service creative and promotional services for his clients. When working with Austin advertising agencies, he noticed that no one appeared to care much about results. The stations rewarded the reps for the highest average spot rate, with no rewards for longevity or success. The agencies just pushed off the work on the station reps and constantly placed blame on others for their mistakes. There wasn’t a lot of honesty on either side of the agency/media relationship. Ernest said, “I think I can do this better”. Always telling the truth, doing business above the table rather than below it, and pushing for results and success rather than just immediate profits. Transparency is a hot phrase in today’s world, but it wasn’t in 1997. Apparently, this kind of honest relationship based on mutual success was popular, and so the agency grew as Corder Marketing until 2011, then the name changed to Redroc to give more credit and acknowledgement to the full agency team rather than just the Founder.

Although our agency started as a media firm, we quickly grew from great copywriting to great design, media strategy, creative and business strategy, and into a team of award-winning creatives. We have become experts at video and audio creation of all types, for the web, social and broadcast. We have helped businesses grow from just an idea to national enterprises. We have also become one of the leading agency experts in the country for the clinical research, home improvement, hospitality, entertainment, and event industries. We also founded a niche full-service agency, FearWorm, the leader in marketing for the haunted attractions industry. Redroc is also proud to have been named the Austin Agency of the Year 3-years in a row by the Austin Alliance for Women in Media.

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Join the Redroc Austin team!

Redroc is always looking for talented people who want to do great work for good people. Check out our openings or just get in touch if you want to connect.

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