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Adam Kahn

Senior Copywriter

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I'm an innovative thinker with a deep understanding of communication and business objectives, as well as the drive and enthusiasm to create great work.

I've got 15 years of experience in all areas of the advertising industry; working on both Canadian and International accounts. An accomplished Copywriter; I've consistently delivered notable successes for a diverse clientele.

Clients at Proximity, Ogilvy, Publicis, FCB and others cover almost every business sector including Automotive, Telecom, Packaged Goods, Technology, Travel, Financial, Publishing, Government, Entertainment and Beverages.

I strive to be challenged, constantly breaking boundaries to produce bigger, better creative.

#Creator
#Innovator
#Disruptor

Work Experience

AK Ideas

Freelance Senior Copywriter

February 2017 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Centennial College

Instructor

Copywriting for digital and social media.
September 2013 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ariad Communications

Senior Copywriter

Creative concept development from ideation to client presentation for:
Visa, TD, RBC, CIBC, BMO, Sears, TRESemme, Reactine, Becel, Dove, Degree, Simple, Axe, MLSE, Alaska Airlines, Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, Janssen, Plantronics, McMaster, CarProof, BDO, Gluskin Sheff, IPC, Lantern, Genworth Canada, OneTouch, Ivari, Nicorette, SportCheck, UJA
March 2015 - January 2017 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

AK Ideas

Freelance Sr. Copywriter

Creative concept development from ideation to client presentation at the following agencies:
Razorfish, Inventa, BStreet Communications, and Cassels Brock Lawyers.

Working on new business pitches.
April 2014 - March 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tag Enterprise

Associate Creative Director

» Concept ideation, execution and presentation of big ideas.
» Kraft and sub-brands including Philadelphia, Cracker Barrel, Kraft Dinner, Tassimo, Kraft Peanut Butter, Crystal Light, Mio, Kool-Aid, Miracle Whip, Mayo, Jell-O, as well as Schneider Electric, and Ricoh.
» New business pitches.
October 2013 - April 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

AK Ideas

Sr. Copywriter and Digital Strategist

Creative concept development from initial ideation to final client presentation, in a variety of media with a focus on digital and social engagement, as well as new business pitches.

@: DraftFCB, Publicis, Cundari, Wunderman, HendersonBasKohn, Sapient, Venture Communications, Immersion Media, LPi Group, TrojanOne, BoostCTR.

» Fisher-Price, Becel, Kellogg’s, BMW, Richard Ivey School of Business, Telus, Teambuy.ca, Rust-oleum. Purolator, SC Johnson brands, Kibbles 'n Bits, Dole, OLG Slots & Casinos, Ministry of Community and Social Services. Canadian Tire Hockey School, Bank of Montreal, Family Channel, Toyota, Sporting Life, Cenovus, Venture Communications’ site, Refund Management Services, Tim Horton’s, Maple Leaf Foods, Dr. Oetker, Nintendo DS, WagJag, Stouffer’s. Rogers, Labatt Blue, Blue Light, Alexander Keith's, Indigo, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, Jean Machine, Sunrise Records, VirginGaming, Pokerstars, Royal LePage TV, Ford, Microsoft Xbox, Kraft, BBQPrime, and T Café & Lounge
April 2009 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Blender

Sr. Copywriter

» Concept ideation and development of big ideas.
» Main accounts include Energizer, Pepsi, Weston Bakeries' brands, Rogers, Nikon, ConAgra Foods, Mosport, Indochino, Kobo, and Match Marketing Group.
» New business pitches.
July 2012 - May 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

OgilvyOne Worldwide

Creative Group Head

» Brand lead for Yahoo! Canada, DHL, Heart & Stoke Foundation, Export Development Canada, and Smucker’s.
» Additional accounts include Cogeco, Tassimo, IBM, Kool-Aid, Sony Playstation, and Shredded Wheat.
October 2008 - March 2009 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Proximity/BBDO

Sr. Copywriter

» CBC, Campbell’s, Aleve, One A Day, Canadian Club, Gillette, Pepsi, FritoLay, Tropicana, Dole, Mitsubishi, Harrah’s, RBC, and Sears.
February 2007 - September 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Organic, Inc.

Sr. Copywriter

» Sprint, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Washington Mutual, and Bank of America.
February 2004 - January 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.

Marketing Coordinator

» Conception and implementation of campaign concepts.
» Coordination of marketing programs for the direct to consumer division.
March 2003 - January 2004 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

AK Ideas

Freelance Copywriter

Development and refinement of creative concepts in traditional media channels at the following agencies:

@: BBDO/Proximity Canada, Capital C Communications, Padulo Integrated Inc., JanRon Communications

» Kraft, Christie, Sears, Pharmasave, Campbell's Soup, BBDO New York, The Bay, Sealy, Delawana Inn, DNA11, Green Party, BiG Entertainment, Habitat for Humanity.
February 2002 - February 2003 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MacLAREN McCANN

Jr. Copywriter

» Rogers, General Motors, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Bacardi.
May 2001 - June 2002 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

Humber College Of Applied Arts And Technology

Copywriting Diploma

• School of Media Studies: Copywriting Program
• Applicable theory and hands-on experience through an internship at MacLaren McCann
September 2000 - April 2001 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Concordia University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours - 4 year program)

• Major in World History, Minor in Marketing
• Major courses of interest - Advertising, Direct Response Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communication, Marketing Management, and Market Research.
September 1996 - May 1999 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

2001 Bessies

Walter Bell Memorial for Creative Excellence

2001

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) Compliant., Adobe Photoshop, AtWork, Lotus Notes, Mac OS, Microsoft Office Programs, P, Quark Xpress, SEM, SEO,