Doug is a Chief Strategy Officer and a Founding Partner of Amalgamated. Doug is co-author, with Doug Holt, of Cultural Strategy: Using Innovative Ideologies to Build Breakthrough Brands, a book that has recently been published by the Oxford University Press and has been described as one of the most important books on advertising and branding in the past ten years.
Under Doug’s leadership, Amalgamated has been profiled as an innovator by ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, Business 2.0, Fortune, and New York Magazine.
Doug began his career at Cliff Freeman & Partners, one of the most lauded creative shops of its time. He entered the world of marketing inadvertently: Travelling the world as a bagpiper, he was invited by David Ogilvy to perform at his French castle and Ogilvy insisted he take up advertising. Doug graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, winning the university's prestigious Perkins Prize. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Doug now lives in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.