Frank Ginsberg

Frank Ginsberg

Chairman, CEO at afg&, New York
New York, United States

About me

Frank Ginsberg has led Avrett Free Ginsberg longer than any other CEO of a major advertising company. He has helped build Avrett Free Ginsberg from a $25 million creative boutique to a $520 million full-service advertising agency. AFG has offices in NYC and Los Angeles; and has recently opened offices in Geneva, London, Spain, Milan, Paris, Russia, Latin America, Brazil, and Argentina.

At the same time, Frank has originated advertising that is unfailingly fresh and distinguished by its differentiating power. He is a rare individual who is as comfortable with complex business issues as he is with creative challenges.

His award-winning iconic style has helped build brands for Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Trust, Nestlé Purina, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Prestige Brands, Blistex, Bacardi Rum, Van Cleef & Arpels, Goya Foods, Tumi luggage, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, and many others.

Frank sits on the board of directors of The Children’s Hearing Institute, the AAAA Creative Committee, The Ad Council, The American Hospital of Paris Foundation, and The Acting Company.

The Children’s Hearing Institute bestowed their highest honor, the Julep Style Humanitarian Award to Frank for all his charitable contributions. The evening event generated 1MM in donations.

At New York University’s Steinhardt School, Frank has taken an active role chairing student’s education.

He has served as a judge for many of the Advertising industry’s creative award shows, including the ANDY, Cannes Lion, Art Directors Club, CEBA, AAF ADDY and AAAA O'Toole awards.

Frank earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from NYU and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Boston University.


Chairman, CEO
New York, United States
1972 - Present (49 years 6 months)
Entrepreneur. Icon. Legend. Artistic Director…all these apply when it comes to Frank Ginsberg. But the title he’s most comfortable with is the one he started with: Art Director. His singular style, distinguished by its differentiating power, has helped build brands like Purina Cat Chow, U.S. Trust, Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Bacardi Rums and Van Cleef & Arpels. And that’s just naming a few. His passion for ideas is deep and infectious. Come see the view at AFG& and you’ll feel it too.


BFA/ MFA - Advertising/psychology

Activities and Societies: Member of Phi Epsilon Pi now ZBT Member of the History of Art Educational Team Masters of Fine Arts Degree NYU

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