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my goal is to make dumb stuff.

dumb is simple.

dumb is smart.

dumb is fun(ny).

dumb is the kind of work that makes you feel dumb for not thinking of that idea first.

here are
the awards
i’ve helped win

1x grand prix  3x gold  7x silver  5x bronze  16x shortlist

one show:
1x penta  1x gold  2x silver  2x bronze  14x shortlist  1x merit

2x graphite  3x wood  1x shortlist

2x gold  2x silver  4x bronze  1x shortlist

1x bronze  7x shortlist

london international:
1x grand  2x gold  2x silver  2x bronze

new york festival:
5x gold  1x silver  2x bronze  2x finalist  3x shortlist

2x gold  1x shortlist

2x silver  1x bronze  2x finalist

1x bronze  2x shortlist

1x nomination  2x honoree

additional recognition:
the drum social grand prix
the drum social finalist
adage a-list idea and campaign of the year
adage creativity content marketing of the year
adweek best use of social media
adweek experiential best use of community

adweek experiential awards best use of social

comm arts in annual
directory magazine issue 58 winner/in-issue

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i’ve been working on wendy’s at vmly&r since 2017, leading a team of 20+ creatives to help wendy’s expand its presence in social and digital, specifically in gaming, gaining the brand and the agency their first cannes grand prix for keeping fortnite fresh in 2019.

the following year, i pushed to expand wendy’s reach in the gaming community, growing the brand’s twitch following to over 100k and earning the coveted partner status, reserved for only the top 1% of all twitch streamers. these efforts led to more success at the following cannes festival, with another gold and silver lion.

additionally, i’ve helped win dozens of other awards at cannes, one show, d&ad, adc, clios, andys and effies... as you can tell from that list above.

before joining vmly&r, i worked on royal caribbean and today’s military at mullenlowe in boston, red bull and honda at kastner, lexus at team one, applebee’s and turkish airlines at cp+b in los angeles, and nintendo at leo burnett in chicago.

and somewhere in the middle of all that, i even started my own little agency with some friends. back in the early 2010s, we cracked the code on “viral” videos for brands (remember those briefs... yikes) and helped the likes of coke, latam air and yahoo (rip) get millions and millions of views and even more in earned media impressions. my favorite one was for nordictrack. here’s the original that turned into such a hit, it was adapted for a performance on america’s got talent. 

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