I put purpose into practice by…
Creating meaningful brand experiences through purposeful technology that leads to sustained engagement.
Expertise: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology & Digital Strategy
As EVP of Digital Engagement, Tod is working to build the agency’s digital capabilities and help architect the ways in which communities engage beyond the physical world.
With over 20 years of experience in advertising and communications, he’s worked with brands from a variety of industries, including consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods, educational publishing, financial services, manufacturing, retail, quick-service restaurant and technology. The companies he’s called home before AJ include: Leo Burnett and RR Donnelley.
Tod has led several strategic initiatives, mostly surrounding digital transformation and strategic partnerships. His greatest career achievements while at Leo Burnett have been related to building two innovation labs, creating and curating the tech-focused blog Leovative, winning a digital transformation pitch for a Fortune 200 brand and leading the agencies partnership with Google.
He has a passion for how emerging technology is evolving the brand to consumer relationship and has written extensively about the topic for several publications including Campaign Brief, MarTech Outlook, Chicago Ideas Week and the Chicago Tribune. Tod is also a sought after speaker and has shared his experience at conferences such as American Marketing Association Atlanta ‘Ready for Takeoff: Navigating Today’s Emerging Martech Solutions’, Active & Intelligent Packaging Summit Americas, International Housewares Association Home + Housewares Show and Graph Expo’s ‘Print17’.
When asked why AJ was the right workplace for him, he said, “As we move to virtual and hybrid experiences, I believe AJ is well-positioned to create new ways for our clients to connect with their communities through digital tools and provide value and sustained engagement over time. Plus, the people are pretty amazing to work with!”
Education: Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago