Arthur Fleischmann

Arthur Fleischmann

Owner at Owner, john st.
Toronto, Canada

About me

Arthur has come a long way from the streets of Queens, NY. His career included stints in sales (Xerox) and marketing (Kraft/General Foods) before deciding on a life in advertising. In starting john st. in 2001, his goal was to create a “creative collaborative” without the silos, or bureaucracy or territorialism he’d seen in his previous lives. He believes creativity is a powerful business tool and has led his team to win more advertising effectiveness awards than any other agency in the last decade. Arthur is a passionate advocate for children with autism and his best-selling book, Carly’s Voice, has been translated into six languages.

Sector Experience


Toronto, Canada
2001 - Present (21 years 5 months)
President and co-founder of john st., one of Canada's top advertising, design and digital agencies. Working with a range of clients in consumer goods, service and b2b categories, john st. is known for helping clients slay the sacred cows that make their brands bland and indiscernible. For 10 years, john st. has been making brands unignorable. john st. has earned a spot on agency of the year short lists every year since 2002, taking home the coveted Marketing's Agency of the Year award in 2008.
Ammirati Puris Lintas, Toronto
1994 - 2001 (7 years)
VP Group Director
1989 - 1994 (5 years)


Master of Business Administration (MBA) Finance, Marketing

1985 - 1987 (2 years)

BA Economics, English Lit

1980 - 1984 (4 years)

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