Transforming your business with bold branding and brilliant marketing.

With a 20+ year track record, we are the longest standing agency in San Diego - we got this way by being bold, adaptable and collaborative. We spot trends and engineer powerful, forward-thinking strategies that help you secure market share. Our innovative processes, the L7 Marketing Machine™ and L7 Brand Blueprint™, have the power to transform your business and inspire your audience to engage with your brand.

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L7 Creative is in the business of growing brands. We do that by telling our clients’ unique brand story, increasing awareness and loyalty, and delivering quality leads with our expertise in growth marketing.

Our process begins by asking how people want to interact with your brand. We nail down your brand’s identity, your target audiences, and begin to apply creative strategies integrated with online technologies. The result is the growth of your market share.

Our work involves more than just creating ads and interfaces that look great (though, they do). We develop and execute lead nurturing campaigns, direct response and email campaigns, events and social media programs that drive purchase intent.

Our Process

The L7 Brand Blueprint™

The L7 Brand Blueprint™ can add new dimension and depth to your products and services. Our exclusive process lets us craft your brand’s unique story, so your company can stand alone. After your brand is on its road to fame, we’ve got the talent to create full-scale campaigns that will keep your target markets engaged.

The L7 Marketing Machine™

The L7 Marketing Machine™ can give you a custom strategy and actionable plan that will let you step into crowded markets with confidence.

Deploy & Manage

With our cutting edge monitoring tools and analytics, we’ll drive keen learnings and insights. We’ll keep tuning your engine to optimize greater payoffs and constantly refuel with new enhancements.

Leadership Team

At L7 Creative, you’ll connect with extremely talented people who genuinely enjoy working with one another, who feel grateful to have such fantastic clients, and who celebrate every win as a team win.

Tom Gallego

CEO, Creative Director, Director of Brand Strategy

Tom’s a highly respected industry veteran and the driving force behind L7 Creative. He oversees our brand and account management strategy and is the author of Adapt or Die: How to Survive in the New Era of Digital Brand Engagement, a groundbreaking guide to the tools and tactics marketers must have and use to be successful in today’s hyperconnected and hypercompetitive marketplace. Tom also sits on the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level digital agency executives, where he contributes expert opinions for readers of Forbes Magazine.

Brand successes include: Kingston Technology, Hologic, Eisenhower Health, St. Claire’s Health, The American Chemical Society, Harman International, HyperX, iHome and Vizio.


Theresa Boxberger

Marketing Director

Theresa’s a California girl but proud to be a University of Arizona alumnus. She loves her Wildcats! Capitalizing on her background in family studies and human development, Theresa’s become incredibly adept at understanding consumer behavior and translating that knowledge into strategies that increase the return on a brand’s audience interactions. You can’t reach your market if you aren’t in sync with your market. Theresa gets our clients there. She’s worked with top companies, from startups to leading consumer brands.

Brand successes include: Kingston Technology, Eisenhower Medical Center, Wedgewood Weddings, E3 Housing, ConniUSA and Baker Electric Solar.


Jeremy Collett

Director of Operations

Jeremy, or “Steamroller” as he’s affectionately known, is a passionate, dedicated, and motivated agency pro who performs by results, not excuses – a skillset that has been driven by years as a Navy Master Chief. He’s recognized by the U.S. Government for his individual success in developing standard process and operational procedures that drive continuous process improvements, and his 23-year track record runs the gamut, from leadership to operations.

When you combine Jeremy’s background and expertise in leading projects with a Lean Six Sigma blackbelt and certifications, Agile Project Management, and Change Management just means our programs achieve the ultimate efficiencies. You could say that delivering quality results and enabling our clients to grow market share is hardwired into Jeremy’s personal brand.

As L7 Creative’s Director of Operations, Jeremy applies his special powers to motivate L7 Creative’s internal teams to rise above and beyond to deliver data driven results – a must in today’s fast-paced digital marketplace.


Kate Houser

Associate Social Media Director

A Radford University grad, Kate has an extensive background in sales and marketing analysis, market growth management, content development and social media strategy. It’s nearly impossible to succeed today without a vibrant social media presence, so her mastery of the various platforms is essential to our clients achieving their business objectives. If you listen closely to the social media voices of the successful companies we serve, you’ll hear Kate.


Bob Burks

Senior Digital Art Director

Bob is no stranger to great brand design. For more than two decades he’s been pushing the boundaries of creative and coming up with award-winning design.

He’s adept at developing creative strategy for advertising campaigns to website UI/UX Design and during his 20-year career he’s developed award-winning branding, advertising, web/digital design for clients in a wide variety of industries that range from action sports to hospitality to healthcare. His favorite projects are ones that challenge his team’s creative and design sensibilities.

Being a SoCal native Bob grew up surfing, camping, and hiking throughout California’s beaches and mountains which continues to fuel his creative inspiration.

Brands Bob has helped grow include: Memorialcare Health System, Mikasa Sports, Hobie, Load Dynamix, Eisenhower Health and St. Joseph Health.


Erik Ljung


Erik’s a graduate of Lunds tekniska högskola. (He’ll help you pronounce it if you don’t speak Swedish.) He’s a big-picture thinker with extensive technological expertise, proven international business acumen, and 15+ years of experience in corporate digital growth, turnarounds and corporate transformation. In that time, Erik has managed more than 20 digital programs for Fortune 500 companies. Computer architecture and embedded systems are where he’s deeply in his element.