Stuart has built the team at FAST Studios to accelerate the next generation of streaming TV by creating new premium channel brands supported by programming, media, marketing and sales experts for a turn-key path to success.
Prior to founding FAST Studios, McLean provided advisory services to blue-chip brands through his independent media and brand consultancy, McLean Futures. Clients including Focus Features, Fiat Chrysler America, Ford, Marriott, Endemol and Pepsico, tapped into McLean’s expertise in reaching desirable consumer audiences at scale, wherever they are, whether online, on mobile, on TV or on emerging platforms.
Earlier in his career, McLean was known for founding the award winning Content & Co., a trail-blazing player in the creative-led brand studio sector, staffed with best-in-class showrunners, writers, artists, planners and strategic thinkers. Psyop Media acquired Content & Co. in 2018, expanding the company’s suite of services and creator network.
Before launching Content & Co, McLean worked at JWT where he launched and served as President of its studio division after beginning his career on Madison Avenue at Young & Rubicam.
Over the course of his career, McLean has executed successful campaigns for elite brands such as hulu, FOX Sports, NBC Sports, TBS, AB InBev, Unilever, and Subway, among others. McLean currently sits on the board of Think LA, which was founded to promote Los Angeles as a network of creativity and innovation in media, marketing, and advertising.