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 on some of the most famous brands in the world.
In 2014, Tom reunited with former boss Mark DiMassimo and became the first Chief Creative Officer of DiMassimo Goldstein, the Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year 2014 (Northeast Region). He began by helping to forge the new mission of the agency to two words: Inspiring Action. "We focus on building brands through actions that inspire consumers to join in," says Tom.
In 2011, Tom left his job as ECD on Kraft and Bloomberg at JWT and ventured out on his own, creating Mongo Industries, a coalition of freethinking marketing professionals. Or, as Tom calls it, "a strike force for awesomeness in brand communications."
Before 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 an agency that wasn’t known for its digital chops.
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, an FWA and several games of Scrabble. You can follow him on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mongoindustries.