Jason was most recently named one of Business Insider's "30 Most Creative People in Advertising 2015." His work has been included in Ad Age's “Top Work of the Past 20 Years.” He’s earned Creativity magazine’s “Top Interactive Idea of the Year,” and his work has been cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “Best Campaigns” of the year. Businessweek magazine also credited him with having one of the “Top Web Ideas of the Year.”
Currently, Jason is Group ECD/Managing Director at Havas Worldwide where he leads the New York creative department. Since becoming Managing Director in 2015, he's spearheaded new business wins, restructured the entire creative department and driven deeper integration across the agency structure. Along the way, he's helped Havas NY win over 15 creative awards (and counting) including their first Webby awards and the network's first Cannes Innovation Lion. Just this month, Havas NY was invited to join the Creative Alliance - the US Government's version of the AdCouncil. Read the announcement in Fast Company.
Jason joined Havas Worldwide from Anomaly New York, where he led the Google business, helping turn it into the agency’s largest account. Prior to that, he was the first senior creative hire at the innovation accelerator Co:Collective, where he led the widely acclaimed relaunch of USA Today and collaborated on the launch of Google+. Before joining Co:Collective, Jason served as Digital Creative Director at BBDO, working directly with GE's Global CMO to lead digital efforts for the brand. In that roll, Jason led development of GE's first award-winning social initiative.
Prior to BBDO, Jason had the opportunity to work under Gerry Graf at Saatchi & Saatchi, where he helped to create JCPenney's "Beware of the Doghouse." The campaign went viral, receiving 15 million views and launched a series of books by HarperCollins.
Jason has been featured in most mainstream news outlets including Wired, The New York Times, Newsweek, Fox News, ESPN, CNN, BBC, Forbes, Fast Company, USA Today, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio. His work has also been covered in two books on the topic of integrated advertising.
Jason has judged award shows, given talks at Web Summit, Internet Week, Advertising Week, the One Club and the Art Director's Club. He also gives of his time as a teacher at SheSays.com, an organization founded to help increase diversity in advertising.