At the intersection of content, disruption, and other buzzwords are three first names:
Bucking the conventional untrustworthiness of other surname-impaired individuals, Ben Tom George packs three kinds of powerful thinking into one dependable brain. This Creative Director is a writer first, a maker second, and a lot of other things you can trust third. Mostly, he's just happy to work in a field that tolerates this kind of thing.
Short for Benjamin, this casual classic honed his penchant for the written word as an off-Broadway playwright, condensed it into a career in film and TV development on projects like MacGruber and Portlandia, abridged his oeuvre into sketch comedy shows at the famed UCB Theatre, and finally abbreviated himself into one of the last remaining lovers of long copy.
No one knows where Tom came from. Maybe St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of university? Tom’s college career spanned majors as far-flung as computer science, marine biology, and animation. Somewhere in the middle of it all, he switched to advertising and hasn’t looked back, except for inspiration. His thesis, Whale Watchers! An Online Oceanic Adventure, is permanently in beta.
What better way to honor a king than to steal his first name and make it your family's? One so short that your wife refuses to take it. A fact that hasn't stopped George from being a rabid feminist. It's these kinds of contradictions that make the man a slayer of dragons. Whether it's a brief too tough for mere mortals or an angry, fire-breathing client, he won't quit until he vanquishes the problem and saves your village.
Autotrader, Adams, Annie's Homegrown, Burger King, Coca Cola, EXOS, Focus Features, The Honest Company, Kubota, Nestlé, Rudi's Bakery, Stance, TaylorMade, Toyota, Truth, Unilever, Volkswagen, Walmart, Zynga
Zambezi, Saatchi & Saatchi, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Ogilvy & Mather, Yours?
Cannes, One Show, Effie, FWA, Awwward, Applies Arts, Bees, Graphis, Google Creative Sandbox, IAB MIXX, IAC, Pixel, Shorty, W3
Co-inventor of the world's first shareable award.
University of Southern California, The Book Shop, Art Center@Night
PS: His last name really is George.