We are thrilled to reveal the first Professional Invitational guest of 2020!
Introducing Jon Wolanske, Creative Director and Associate Partner at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, the renowned San Francisco ad agency that brought you the famous Got Milk? campaign, introduced the Budweiser Lizards in 1998, and tackled this year’s Super Bowl with four top quality commercials (Pepsi, Doritos, Cheetos, and SodaStream).
Jon Wolanske moved to San Francisco in 2000 to write, perform, and direct with the sketch comedy group, Killing My Lobster. It was that work that got him noticed by GS&P, where he joined as a junior copywriter in 2007.
These days, Jon is a creative director for Xfinity and SodaStream. In his time at GS&P, Jon has helped create campaigns that have been recognized by all the major award shows, for clients such as SONIC Drive-In, Cheetos, Doritos, Tostitos, Netflix, California Milk Processor Board “got milk?”, Tsingtao, Emerald Nuts, Sprint, and HP. He also co-created and anchored the agency TV show, T.I.T.I.G.S.P.T.W. (This Is This Is GSP This Week). In 2015 he was named GS&P’s Employee of the Year. A graduate of Brown University with a degree in Media Studies, Jon has officiated 7 weddings. He’s happy to report that all of the couples are still married.
The Professional Invitational features a different guest each time. During the first hour, Sally interviews our guest about their background, creative process, and how they audition and select talent. Then we open the floor to questions from the audience. Finally, 15 students will read commercial copy and receive feedback from our guest.
We also have 15 additional 'audit' spaces for students who wish to attend the lecture without reading copy during the final part of class, which can be great way to learn about the industry if you're just starting out.
Join us Thursday, February 20 from 6:30-9:30pm (note: the class was originally scheduled for Feb 13 in the brochure)
Spaces will fill up fast!
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