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  • 2013 FWA Site of the Day 12/24/13
  • 2013 AAAA O'Toole Awards Finalist
  • 2012 Effie Awards Bronze
  • 2006 EFFIE USA Silver (13)
  • 2006 International ANDY Awards Bronze (2)
  • 2005 International Automotive Advertising Awards (IAAA) Silver (5)
  • 2004 Advertising Creative Circle Awards Silver
  • 2004 British Arrows Bronze
  • 2004 International Automotive Advertising Awards (IAAA) Silver
  • 2004 London International Awards - LIA Winner
  • 2004 Art Directors Annual Awards Silver
  • 2003 The One Show Bronze
  • 2003 International ANDY Awards ANDY (3)
  • 2003 AdForum Creative Hits Hit
  • 2003 AICP Winner
  • 2003 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion
  • 2003 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Shortlist
  • 2003 D&AD Awards / Yellow Pencil Silver Award
  • 2003 CLIO Awards Gold

Jonathan Cude

Chief Creative Officer at McKinney
United States


Jonathan joined McKinney in 2003 as group creative director, coming from Wieden+Kennedy, where he wrote for Nike and Diet Coke. At Wieden, he demonstrated a broad creative range, from the humor of Nike "Streaker," Creativity's runner-up for ad of the year, to the inspiring drama of the Cannes Gold Lion winner, Nike "Before." As GCD, Jonathan's teams won virtually every major award from Cannes Lions and One Show Pencils to IAB MIXX Awards (including the inaugural best of show) and three Effies for campaigns including the Audi A3 Art of the Heist and the Sony Bravia The World's First Television for Men and Women. Jonathan was named chief creative officer in 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.


Chief Creative Officer

Durham, United States

Creativity that influences the world — this is the basis for everything we do. We are a creatively led, results-driven group of people working in either our headquarters in Durham, North Carolina, or in our New York City office. Our overall ambition is to help our clients build influential brands by creating big ideas that grab people emotionally and change the way they think and behave. Brands that understand their purpose resonate with consumers because they meet a need in people’s lives. We shape the context for our client's brands so that they can influence wherever they aim to go.

This is why the Roaming Gnome is still going strong for Travelocity for over 10 years. This is why the "Color Chips" campaign for Sherwin-Williams continues to gain momentum after three years and why the browser-based app Chip It! was a no brainer. This is why the "Join the Nation" campaign is moving the needle for Nationwide. This is why SPENT, the online game simulating homelessness that we made for pro bono client Urban Ministries of Durham, has been played by 4.5 million people in 216 countries. This is why Mizuno, with only a $1.5 million marketing budget was named the most effective brand in North American at the 2013 Effie Awards.

Every employee is encouraged to take advantage of the McKinney Ten Percent. Modeled on similar programs at Google and 3M, it gives everyone permission to step away from their day-to-day client duties to pursue innovations that bring people and brands together through technology. 

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