Chief Creative Officer, New York & Canada / J. Walter Thompson New York
Very few have had a run like Brent Choi over the past decade. Prior to being tapped to lead both J. Walter Thompson New York and Canada in 2015, Brent helped to transform the company’s Canadian operation, winning new business and leading the agency to be named Strategy’s 2015 Silver Agency of the Year. In fact, since 2000, Brent has helped two different agencies to become Agency of the Year in Canada.
Now, Brent drives industry-leading creative work for clients like Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s, Kellogg’s Special K, Tim Hortons, Air Canada, and more.
In 2013, Brent was the #2 ranked Chief Creative Officer in the world for his digital work, and consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top 10 creative directors. In the past few years, he has received several Cannes Lions (including two golds), multiple CLIOs and D&AD pencils, AdAge’s Top Five Ads of the Year, and was one of only 11 worldwide winners of the inaugural Fast Company Innovation Award. His work has also been featured numerous times in Mashable, Wired, Forbes, CNN, and Fast Company.
Some would say his creative success is because he started with a business degree from Ivey, one of Canada’s top business schools. Others will argue it’s in spite of it. At home he is a proud dad, insane NFL fan, and loving husband. His wife would add “In that order.”