BRYAN HAMILTON CHADWICK






 

Bryan Chadwick | CV
 
 
 
Bryan is an award-winning marketing communications storyteller: 
A copywriter |creative director with international experience helping iconic brands 
and agencies flourish in an age where advertising, public relations, content creation, 
and social/digital/experiential activations converge.
 
 
 
 
2015 to present:   Bryan Hamilton Chadwick Company
                              A freelance creative consultant serving agencies including Golin, Taylor, Zeno Group, Edelman, Savinrock
                              Entertainment and clients directly, including The OECD, EcoEnterprises, and CHANCE magazine.
 
   Concurrently:   Author
                              Completing a work of literary non-fiction titled, Divine Or Otherwise, a memoir about the inexplicable moxie
                              of the muse, currently in the agenting stage.
 
  2013 - 02/2015:  Edelman, New York
                              Senior Vice President, New York Group Creative Director.
                              Led creative across all practices for the largest office of the largest PR and social/digital agency
                              in the world, with a mandate to help raise the firm's strategic and creative output and drive its progression 
                              from pure PR to a broader marketing communications firm.
                              Served on Edelman's Strategic & Creative Guild and Guild Steering Committee.
                              Represented the firm at Cannes where, in 2014, Edelman won the PR Grand Prix and 3 gold awards.
                              Helped foster the integration of over 20 creatives and strategic planners into the firm's traditional PR core.
                              In partnership with many others, created 360-degree campaigns for clients, including Bayer, Pfizer,
                              BMS, ADP, Trojan, GAP, Staples, Unilever, and eBay.
                             
    2007 to 2013:   Amsterdam Worldwide & Africa Propaganda/Grupo ABC
                              Perma-lance Writer/Creative director.
                              Provided both creative agencies based in Amsterdam and Sao Paulo respectively with ongoing US and
                              pan-European creative work and a “man-on-the-ground” de facto New York presence.  
                              Amsterdam Worldwide clients included Panasonic, Chevrolet, Pernod Ricard, TNT, Life, and AEG-Zinussi. 
                              Africa & Grupo ABC clients included Vale, Itau, Ipanema, & Ultrapar.
 
    Concurrently: Arts Olympus.
                              Founding partner | creative director
                              Helped develop, brand and launch the registered 501-C3 non-profit with the goal of uniting artists, cultural
                              ambassadors and thought leaders from all parts of the world on a touring mega-ship.
                              Dubbed “A Davos for arts and culture on the high seas,” Arts Olympus involves partners in art, theater,
                              broadcasting, tourism, ministries of culture as well as leaders in philanthropic and diplomatic circles. 
 
    Concurrently: The United Nations
                              Consultant. 
                              Advised the United Nations on the creation of a new website, communications, and document repository
                              for UN Rule of Law activities used by the public and over 150 member states. 
 
        2003 -2007:  Y&R 
                              Regional Creative Director, Europe. 
                              Based in Paris, headed European creative on Young & Rubicam's largest global client, 
                              Colgate Palmolive, with billings of over $165 Million. 
                              Staffed and managed a multi-lingual creative and production department developing work for 32 brands in 32 countries. 
                              By 2006, Colgate Palmolive and their associated brands overtook P&G in Russia and eight Western
                              European countries, gained share across all categories, and, for the first time, was named among
                              “the ten most trusted brands in Europe.” 
                              Returned to Y&R New York in 2006 to work on global assignments.
 
      2002 - 2003:   A.J Rodrigues Group, NY.
                              Principle & Creative Director.
                              Partnered with two others in the formation of a boutique with assignments from the Mass Transit Railway Corporation of Hong Kong,
                              Designed Optical Precision of Norway, and Grand Marnier of France. 
 
   Concurrently:  The World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition 
                              Undertook the irresistible creative challenge. Worked independently on a design which advanced
                              to the second round of judging. 
 
   Concurrently:   Healing Hearts 
                              Co-Created the 87-page, not-for-profit, hardcover book Healing Hearts, endorsed by NY Governor
                              George Pataki and US Senator Charles Schumer as the official gift sent to every family worldwide that
                              lost someone on September 11th. 
 
      1999 - 2002:   DDB, New York. 
                              Creative Director. 
                              Clients included Exxon-Mobil, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Sheraton & Westin chains, 
                              Johnson & Johnson, Neutrogena, Roc, and PlanetFeedback.
                              Helped create the agency’s credentials materials used by DDB offices worldwide, reporting to directly
                              DDB and Omnicom chairman Keith Reinhard. 
 
   Concurrently:  YouthAIDS.org.
                              Co-founder | Creative Director | Vice-chair
                              Concurrently with post at DDB, developed and launched the non-profit with activist Kate Roberts
                              and Population Services International of Washington.
                              Helped attract partners such as MTV, Kiehl’s, Levis, Aldo, J&J, as well as celebrities Ashley Judd,
                              Alicia Keys and Charlize Theron as spokespersons.
                              Created PSAs and branding materials, ultimately building a global awareness and prevention program
                              now operating in over 70 countries. 
                              Efforts culminated with the 2002 MTV/YouthAIDS Staying Alive Concert, aired in 170 countries with
                              an audience of 1.7 billion.
                              Today, YouthAIDS in the largest non-profit, non-governmental organization addressing HIV/AIDS in the world. 
                              The efforts in establishing YouthAIDS are the subject of Wharton Business School case study, as well as
                              CNN Heros and Davos World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders nominations for Kate.
 
      1998:   JWT, New York & Atlanta
                   Freelance writer/creative director.
                   Served both JWT offices on clients including Kimberly-Clark, Lever, & LensCrafters. 
 
      1994 - 1998:   Saatchi & Saatchi, New York. 
                              Senior writer.
                              Helped Cheerios surpass Corn Flakes for the first time.
                              Served as the principle writer on Tylenol during their infamous “liver crisis,” drafting the ads as well as
                              the CEO’s public addresses.
                              Helped pitch, win, and serve Delta Airlines, Dulux, Pepperidge Farm, Dodger Productions,
                              and a variety of J&J brands.
 
      1993:   McCann Erickson, New York 
                   Freelance writer. 
                   Commissioned to create a strategic “white paper” study on Coca-Cola at a time when Pepsi had
                   overtaken Coke for the first time, and the prestigeous Coke assignment was under review.
 
      1992 - 1993:   JWT Worldwide
                              Perma-lance Writer/Creative director
                              Served as an international “trouble shooter” putting out fires and working on pitches at JWT offices in
                              Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Tokyo, Manila, London, and Stockholm, reporting to
                              JWT Board Director and Asia-Pacific CEO Alan Fairnington. 
                              Lived in hotels for a year. Saw the world. 
 
      1991 - 1992:   McCabe & Company, New York 
                              Senior Writer.
                              Experienced start-up culture as the second creative hire and lead writer in the formation of a new agency
                              with the legendary Ed McCabe. 
                              Clients included Hebrew National, Maxell Audio, Tom’s of Maine and Coleman Meats. 
 
       1989 - 1991:  JWT, New York
                              Senior Writer.
                              Transfered to JWT’s headquarters to work on Kodak, Lever, Warner Lambert, Schick, and Daewoo.
 
    Concurrently:  The White House
                              Speechwriter.
                              Concurrently with post at JWT, served as speechwriter for First Lady Barbara Bush.
                              Helped create her landmark Children’s Literacy Initiative and the radio show, “Mrs. Bush’s Story Time.”
 
       1987 - 1989:  JWT, Hong Kong
                              Associate Creative Director.
                              Transfered to lead the english creative department as senior writer then associate creative director. 
                              Clients included The International Herald Tribune, Kodak, Lever, Warner Lambert, Reebok, Lufthansa,
                              Standard Chartered Bank, The Red Cross, and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for all of Asia. 
                              Won the local grand prix award ("The Kan Fam") three years in a row, and subsequently the
                              “Ad of The Decade” award. 
                              During this tenure, Advertising Age named JWT Hong Kong among the top 10 international creative
                              agency offices in the world.
 
       1985 - 1987:  JWT Toronto 
                              Copywriter.
                              Clients including Burger King, Bank of Montreal, DeBeers, and Goodyear.
                              Participated in the JWT Management Training Program, and the James Web Young and Sam Meeks
                              Seminars for senior managers.
 
  Awards:  A recipient of over fifty international awards and certificates including those from the New York,
                   London, Cannes, Montreux, Lausanne, and Houston International Film, Television & Advertising Festivals, 
                   The One Show, Clios, Media Awards, SpikesAsia, Eurobest, 4A’s, Quazars, M&M, Aces, Tellys, 
                   and Effies —among these, 16 gold and 6 grand prix awards—as well as a 2013 Award Nomination at
                   The American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 
                           Noble causes:   Consistent involvement in noble causes such as The International Red Cross, Housing Works,
                                                     children’s literacy, the rainforest, and the fight against pollution and HIV/AIDS have been recognized
                                                     with The Max Lewis Memorial Award and a United Nations UNDP Gold Award for Outstanding
                                                     Achievement in the Interest of Public Service. 
 
           An artist:  Spanning all mediums, with work in the corporate collections of Steelcase Ltd, Canadian Pacific,
                             and in private collections in seven countries. 
                             First public solo exhibition of paintings was held in 1993 at Barcelona’s Els Quatre Gats, the venue of
                             Picasso’s first exhibitions.
                             Sculptural projects include “Cocoons,”- the unauthorized public installation of sculptures in and around
                             Paris at cites such as Le Bibliotheque National de France, Pont Des Arts, and Le Site De Creation
                             Contemporaine--Musee D’Art Modern. 
                             Recent group exhibitions include, The Story of the Creative at The Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York,
                             and the ianugural exhibition at Brooklyn gallery Ernest Newman Contemporary. 
                             
       A musician:  A keyboard-based composer with studio experience since age 14.
                             At 17, composed for the feature film Ups & Downs by director Paul Almond.
                             Recent projects include score and an origianl song for the 2010 short film Soul Searcher (Brad Spencer,
                             Director, New York HD & D.C Independent Film Festivals. Grand Jury and Best Screenplay prizes)
                             Music & sound design for the 2011 off-broadway debut of Orange Alert (Leslie Silva, director,
                             Algonquin Seaport Theater.)
                             
                 A Canadian:  Born in Montreal; bilingual with English and French; BA from the University of Western Ontario
                                         US greencard status as an Alien of Outstanding Ability. 
 
 
 References:
 
 
Jackie Cooper | EVP Global Chair, Creative Strategy. Edelman 
+44 20 3047 2000. jackie.cooper@edelman.com
 
Colin Drummond | Head of Planning, Ogilvy NY
212-237-4000. colin.drummond@ogilvy.com
 
Brian Elliot | Founder & CEO, Amsterdam Worldwide. 
+31 20 5300 400. brian@amsterdamworldwide.com
 
Scott Goodson | Founder & Chairman, Strawberryfrog. 
212-366-0500. scott@strawberryfrog.com.
 
Robert Slaughter | Founder & Chairman, Arts Olympus. 
212-353-8413. roberlslaughter@gmail.com.
 
Jacques Borris | Wordwide Creative Director, Y&R.
 212-210-3000. jacques.borris@y&r.com
 
David Marshall | The United Nations.
917-367-8038. marshalld@un.org
 
Kate Roberts | Founder & director, YouthAIDS, 
VP, corporate marketing, communications and advocacy, PSI. 
202-390-8879. kroberts@psi.org.
 
 
Contact Information
 
 
Bryan Chadwick
212-945-8953
136 Grand Street, #4WR NY, NY, 10013
bryanhchadwick@yahoo.com
website/portfolio: bryanhamiltonchadwick.com