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John Adams Jr.

Chairman / CEO at Martin Direct
United States



Richmond, United States

John Adams has spent 41 years at The Martin Agency, an award-winning advertising agency based in Richmond, Virginia. The agency has been included on the Advertising Age “A-List” five out of the six years it has been published and in 2013, The Martin Agency won an Emmy for an interactive documentary created for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

John plays a key role on the team that continues to bring national attention to Martin, representing such brands as Discover Financial Services, GEICO, Mondelēz, Walmart, Hanes, Kraft Foods and BFGoodrich.

He is chairman of the board of directors at Virginia Commonwealth University's Brandcenter, and also serves on the boards of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American
History and Hampden-Sydney College.

A member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame, John lectures frequently on marketing and business issues throughout the United States.

Chairman / CEO

Richmond , United States
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