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.
With FearLessRevolution.com he has continued his work on Climate with Al Gore. Rebranding Mr. Gore's Climate Reality Project and launching 24 Hours of Reality last year - The highest viewed streaming web event to date with 8 million viewers tuning in for an average of 58 minutes.
With FearLess he also launched COMMON. The world's first collaborative brand. COMMON is a creative community for rapidly prototyping social ventures. All done under the world's first collaborative brand.
And most recently, he helped launch MadeMovement, a new marketing agency in Boulder Colorado dedicated to the resurgence in American Manufacturing.
"Fear is the mortal enemy of creativity innovation and happiness."