Ken Thompson
New York, New York, United States
Offering 20 years of successful creative management and design experience with innovative conceptual and hands-on abilities in formulating and articulating brand positioning/messaging while ensuring consistent translation across multiple marketing channels.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing integrated campaigns for globally recognized clients across social media, interactive, print, broadcast and direct response, targeted to drive brand awareness, interest and differentiation. Energetic and decisive with a keen understanding of the direct relationship of marketing strategy to business success.

Provide imaginative and results-oriented creative direction to team members with an overall goal of achieving measurable and significant growth for both the agency and client.


EXPERIENCE

Ken Thompson Creative, LLC
New York, New York, United States
Jun 2008 – Present

President, Creative Director
A strategic design studio where marketing discipline and creative exhuberance don’t just grudgingly get along, but play to each others strengths, giving you an extra element of control, an added measure of confidence and a greater chance of success.

360i
New York, New York, United States
Jun 2006– June 2008

Creative Director
Creative lead and member of senior management team for this leading interactive agency named OMMA’s Agency of the Year and winner of Google’s coveted Marketing Machine award during tenure.

Led creative team in developing metric-driven campaigns for large brand marketers including NBC Universal, MTV, Comedy Central, JC Penney, Holland America Cruise Lines, Saks Fifth Avenue, GMAC Insurance, HGTV, Turner Broadcasting, USA Networks, Borders, H&R Block, Vedanta Resorts, Office Depot and LG Electronics.

Member of emerging media team that designed and produced cohesive digital strategies utilizing the latest trends in online marketing including search, social media and digital word of mouth.

Corporate Communications Group

West Caldwell, NJ, United States
January 2006 – December 2006

Vice President, Creative
Led the creative and strategic initiatives for clients of this integrated marketing agency. Managed, hired and mentored staff of art directors and production personnel in creative execution of direct response, print, mar-comm, online, interactive, promotional, branding, fulfillment and broadcast assignments. Responsible for division P&L, growth, development of strategic marketing solutions and new business development.

Thompson Design Studio, Inc.
Newport, RI, United States
Jan 1991 – May 2005
President
Founder and Creative Director of mid-sized agency. Developed and serviced broad client base including nationally and globally recognized brands in numerous fields such as fashion, retail, finance, legal, healthcare, marine, hotel, tourism, sports marketing and service. Responsible for daily agency operations, creative lead and client service.

Pagano, Schenck & Kay
Boston, MA, United States
Jun 1989-November 1990

Art Director

Member of creative team for this award winning ad agency that was one of the hottest creative forces of the early 90's. Account experience included Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Danskin Dancewear, Timberline Footwear and Hogan Golf.
Education
University of Rhode Island
BA, Marketing/Journalism
1987-1989
Texas A & M University
1982-1985

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