Tom Christmann | Freelance Creative | New York, NY
Tom Christmann’s passion for social media combined with his ability to find the Big Idea and tell a brand story have led him to work at some of the best agencies in New York over the last 20 years, most recently as an ECD on Kraft/Cadbury and Bloomberg at JWT.
And then, in October of 2011, Tom decided to take the show on the road, quitting his big time job and going freelance for the first time. He is blogging about his journey at http://www.wereallfreelance.
Prior to JWT, Tom was ECD at Cliff Freeman & Partners, where he helped to bring Cliff’s unique brand of impactful storytelling into the twenty-first century on brands like Quiznos and Baskin Robbins. He also helped create a Favorite-Website-Award-winning website for the agency, which wasn’t known for its digital chops.
Before joining Cliff, Tom worked at Taxi, helping to establish the Canadian agency’s somewhat-less-Canadian New York City office. As Creative Director there, he helped build entirely new integrated campaigns for Amp’d Mobile, Blue Shield of California, Molson Canadian beer and the Versus television network.
Tom was lucky enough to work directly with some of advertising’s biggest names – including David Lubars and Eric Silver – on some of the world’s biggest brands (FedEx, Ebay, Guinness, Red Stripe and AOL to name a few) as a Creative Director at BBDO. Tom credits his six years at Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners in New York – as well as his first job in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather Direct – with giving him an appreciation for proven results and new technologies. He also once rode an elevator alone with David Ogilvy.
Tom has won Lions, Pencils, Andys, Addys, Effies, Clios, the aforementioned FWA and several games of Words With Friends and Draw Something.
And you can also follow him at http://www.twitter.com/tchristmann.
He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons.