i've had a very lucky career.
for the past decade or so i've been lucky enough to work at some of the world's best agencies, at the times they've been doing their best work...
i got my start at Crispin Porter and Bogusky when Alex was at the helm. i worked harder than i ever had before, learned a ton, and was promoted from Jr Copywriter to ACD within a year. and then to VP/ACD within the next year. during my time, we won Agency of the year, 2 years in a row. and i won enough awards to get into the top 5 of one of those most-awarded lists trade mags like to make.
i was recruited away from CPB by Google, where i helped to launch a new venture called Google Creative Lab from the ground up. and in so doing, helped to launch the latest trend in advertising; client-side internal agencies. i was lucky to see it happen, to be one of the first, and to help contribute to its success.
then Wieden+Kennedy called. they struggled a bit during the digital revolution and, lucky me, i had experience they were craving. after my first year, we won Agency of the Year for the first time in a long time. and then we did it again the year after. I was there 6 years as a CD, and helped turn Coca-Cola from a traditional TV account into the biggest digital and social account in the agency.
most recently, at Goodby, my team and I have been fortunate to win some competitive pitches and create work that's made up a good amount of the agency's 2018 award entries. so far, it's resulted in a few lions, pencils, webbys and more. and while this is the first agency i've been at that hasn't won 'Agency of the Year' (yet!), we've taken the first step toward it, winning 'Comeback Agency of the Year.' if my luck holds out, we'll get it next year.