Jason Velasquez Burayag

Jason Velasquez Burayag

Associate Creative Director at Impact BBDO
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

About me

Born and raised in Dubai, Jason is a writer with 10 years of experience in the industry, playing every conceivable role from client-side marketer to agency-side writer and everything in between. Jason built most of his career in the BBDO network, starting in the creatively-acclaimed BBDO Guerrero Manila office before moving to Publicis JimenezBasic and finally flying back home to Dubai to join IMPACT BBDO.

In 2014, he represented the Philippines as a Young Lion at Cannes Lions. His work has also been recognized at the Caples, Effies, MENA Digital Awards, Asia Pacific AdFest, Ad Stars, Kidlat Awards, Boomerang Awards, Tinta Awards, and on his mom’s refrigerator.

He’s most (in)famous for asking Morgan Freeman to make cat noises for a YouTube pre-roll ad, coming up with a campaign to sell a cardboard box, and embarrassing himself in front of a TV showrunner and a room full of writers. One of those things is a lie.

Sector Experience
Awards

Positions

Associate Creative Director
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
February 2018 - Present (2 years 8 months)
Associate Creative Director
Impact Plus
United Arab Emirates
October 2017 - February 2018 (4 months)
Senior Copywriter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
January 2015 - September 2017 (2 years 8 months)
• Created work that led to an Agency of the Year win at the 2016 MENA Digital Awards.
• Won over 85% of my new business pitches as either the creative lead or copywriter.
Copywriter / Cannes Young Lion
Makati, Philippines
July 2013 - December 2014 (1 year 5 months)
• Created work that led to winning IMMAP Digital Marketer of the Year 2016
• Winner of Philippine Young Lions 2014 and competitor in Cannes Young Lions Print Competition 2014
• Head of internship program for 2014
• PR writer for Publicis JimenezBasic
Account Manager / Copywriter
Makati City, Philippines
2011 - 2013 (2 years)
Digital Media Specialist
Smart Communications, Inc.
Philippines
March 2013 - June 2013 (3 months)

Education

TV Writing Intensive

2017 (1 year)

AB

2004 - 2009 (5 years)

1992 - 2003 (11 years)

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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