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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Transfered to JWT’s headquarters to work on Kodak, Lever, Warner Lambert, Schick, and Daewoo.
Concurrently: The White House
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
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.
Jackie Cooper | EVP Global Chair, Creative Strategy. Edelman
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Colin Drummond | Head of Planning, Ogilvy NY
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Scott Goodson | Founder & Chairman, Strawberryfrog.
Robert Slaughter | Founder & Chairman, Arts Olympus.
Jacques Borris | Wordwide Creative Director, Y&R.
David Marshall | The United Nations.
Kate Roberts | Founder & director, YouthAIDS,
VP, corporate marketing, communications and advocacy, PSI.
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