VP Creative Director / J. Walter Thompson Canada
Ari joins J. Walter Thompson as VP, Creative Director, bringing a wide range of award-winning experience in digital and experiential marketing. He offers over 15 years of experience with high profile agencies including Zulu Alpha Kilo, Proximity, FCB and Fallon Worldwide. He is highly strategic and one of the few truly integrated creative directors in this country who can solve client problems in a media-agnostic fashion.
Ari’s work has appeared in industry publications including AdAge, AdWeek and Contageous magazine as well as Fast Company and The New York Times. His work on Gillette, HP, Coke, Mars, Lays, and Make-A-Wish have garnered him accolades including multiple Cannes Lions, Webby Awards, One Show Pencils and ADCCs. He was recently named amongst Canada’s top 10 art directors too.
Ari is actively involved in the advertising community, judging award shows including The Marketing Awards, The CMAs, The Bessie Awards, The Young Lions Competition and The New York Festivals. He also sits on the advisory board of The National Advertising Challenge.