Josh Cannon

Josh Cannon

Creative Director at Coca-Cola
Atlanta, United States

Summary

Branding and rebranding is what I do best—(hopefully) in a way that resonates and engages with the target. I enjoy collaboration, strategic development, and coming up with great ideas. I am a problem solver, a poet, a visionary, a madman, the chocolate in a sea of vanilla. I have worked with some of the greatest shops in the country—Pyro, Modernista, Chiat, BBH, 72 and Sunny, and many you've never heard of. I have won awards and left my mark on many brands—Fiat, Samsung, AT&T, Axe, Hummer, Converse, Coke, Dyson, British Airways, Miller and more. I can think traditionally as well as digitally, and believe a great idea is a great idea whether it lives as a TV campaign, an experiential event, in social media or an App. 

Positions

Creative Director
Coca-Cola
United States
February 2016 - Present (1 year 7 months)
Atlanta
Freelance CD/writer
osh Cannon Freelance
United States
June 2009 - Present (8 years 3 months)
NYC/ATL
RECENT:
-Google, Samsung, Benelli.
HIGHLIGHTS:
-Branded and Launched Fiat in the U.S., after 30 year absence.
-Interim Creative Director at Chiat NY, responsible for overseeing Re-branding campaign for Vonage.
-Created spots for Samsung home appliances at Via Agency.
-Worked on Taylor Guitar Campaign, and the re-branding of New Castle Brown Ale at Vitro.
Freelance Writer
Atlanta, United States
2015 (1 year)
GCD Cheil
Seoul, South Korea
April 2013 - July 2013 (3 months)
As a freelance GCD at Cheil, I worked with talented people to create work for Samsung's global "Launching People" Campaign and for the newly released Galaxy S4.
Freelance CD
Chiat NY
United States
February 2011 - October 2011 (8 months)
Worked as interim CD on Vonage, helping to revitalize their existing testimonial campaign, while also developing a new direction that would move away from testimonials and focus more on their new products and services.

HIGHLIGHTS:
-Vonage Rocker spot shot by Mike Maguire.
ACD
Atlanta, United States
2007 - 2009 (2 years)
As an ACD, I was responsible for overseeing and creating campaigns for AT&T, REI, and Georgia Lottery.

HIGHLIGHTS:
- The AT&T Global Hands Campaign that was created to leverage AT&T's superior international calling service, was voted America's favorite campaign by Kelly awards, short listed at Cannes, and published in Communication Arts.
- "Speak in Thumbs" campaign for AT&T, that went after the younger generation of smart phone users by tapping into their love of texting as key means of communication.
Sr. Writer
New York, United States
2005 - 2007 (2 years)
Worked as a writer on clients such as Coke, Dasani, Boost Mobile, and Samsung.
freelancer
Atlanta, United States
2004 - 2006 (2 years)

Education

Copy Writing

Portfolio Center, Atlanta
1997 - 1999 (2 years)

Bachelor's degree in English

The University of Memphis
1994 - 1996 (2 years)

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