Brian has been the driving force behind Amsterdam Worldwide’s growth into one of the new respected names in international advertising, helping to redefine the way advertising is done for cross border brands looking for top creativity and value for money.
Few people in the world have more experience building brands internationally. Canadian-born, Brian did his early training in advertising in Frankfurt, and went on to found 2 agencies. He speaks several languages, and is misunderstood in several more. He has lived in Costa Rica, Iran, and The Netherlands.
He has led highly regarded work for brands as diverse as Intel, Chevrolet, Heineken, Pernod Ricard, and Asics/ Onitsuka Tiger. The work has been awarded top international prizes including Gold Lion, EFFIE, and Grand Prix. Brian believes that we are at a unique moment in history where smart brands can use storytelling, liberated by technology, to dramatically accelerate international growth.
Brian is a regular speaker at international conferences from Shanghai to Toronto to Sao Paolo and was a featured speaker at Cannes. He is also a frequent commentator for business and trade press worldwide.