BIO _______________________________________________________ The son of two designers, Alex’s career in communications began over twenty years ago when he joined Crispin and Porter Advertising in 1989 as an art director. He became the creative director five years later, a partner in 1997, and co-chairman in 2008. Under Alex's direction, Crispin Porter + Bogusky grew to more than 1,000 employees, with offices in Miami, Boulder, Los Angeles, London and Sweden, and with annual billings over $1Billion. During Alex’s leadership, CP+B became the world's most awarded advertising agency. CP+B is the only agency to have won the Cannes Advertising Grand Prix in all five categories: Promo, Media, Cyber, Titanium, and Film. In 2008, Alex was inducted into the Art Director's Club Hall of Fame. In 2010, Alex received the rare honor of being named "Creative Director of the Decade" by Adweek magazine.
Always drawn towards social responsibility, while at at CP+B, Alex created groundbreaking cause initiatives such as the "Truth Campaign," the most successful youth-focused anti-tobacco education initiative in US history, and helped Al Gore debunk the notion of “Clean Coal,” with TV spots directed by the Coen Brothers of “Fargo” fame.
In 2010 he continued his work on Climate with Al Gore. Rebranding Mr. Gore's Climate Reality Project and launching 24 Hours of Reality in 2011. At launch it was the most highly viewed streaming web event to date and continues to grow.
With the help of his wife Ana and Rob Schuham he launched COMMON, a community for accelerating social ventures.
As an angel investor he helped create MadeMovement, a new advertising agency dedicated to US jobs and American manufacturing.
His angel investing led him to partner with Dane McDonald, formerly of Foundry Group, to stand up an early stage venture capital fund called Batshit Crazy Ventures.
If he's not working you will find him on skis, a surfboard or a bike.
CONTACT _________________________ Amy Van Pelt manages Alex's schedule. You can contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or send some snail mail to 1155 Canyon Blvd, Suite 110, Boulder CO 80302