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Thomas Schimoler

Thomas Schimoler

Peapack, NJ, US

 

About 

I don't play well alone. In fact, I never have. There's simply much more energy and excitement when you surround yourself with other like-minded (and no so like-minded) talent and personalities. That's where I thrive - right in the middle of that simmering pot with all the ingredients, stirring up engaging, thought provoking ideas - served up as remarkable memories for those sitting hungry at the table. I've lent my hand in many kitchens, honing my skills within many cultures, along with equally diverse partners along the way. My journey started as a senior art director in San Juan Puerto Rico for JWT, a stint that lasted a year before jumping to McCann Puerto Rico as an associate creative director, working on Exxon regional and LATAM business amongst all the other brands on the agency's roster. Two years later I'm transferred to McCann New York's International Team (a team of creative directors thrown together to work on Global Coca Cola, Gillette and Goodyear business ) filming and leading creative teams in Latin America and Eastern Europe… yea, good move. Being a bit of a grease monkey, my next post brought me to Coyne Communications as executive creative director, managing brands like, BMW, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Exxon Mobil on international and national campaigns. From here I took a turn to my roots and joined The Vidal Partnership (one of the most recognized multicultural agencies in the US)…bringing my ecd experience to Nissan, Heineken, Sprint, J&J as well as Kraft Foods.

Specialties (GM & LATAM):
Strategic Creative Focus
Integrated Communications
Development of Branded Content
New Business Development

Other core competencies: Film production. Post production. Pre-press. Commercial Director.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

The Vidal Partnership, New York, NY, US, Executive Creative Director

VP Executive Creative Director
2005 to 2011 - The Vidal Partnership, New York, NY
Group Creative Director
Developing total integrated marketing programs for US Hispanic Market. Clients include; Nissan North America, Diageo, Johnson & Johnson, NFL, The Home Depot, Sprint, Direct TV, Mastercard, Heineken
Responsible for directing & managing creative teams on Digital, Promotional and Direct programs for entire agency roster.
Creative management role on all new business activities.
The Vidal Partnership, the largest independent Hispanic communications agency in the US, Advertising Age Five-Star Winner in 2005 and Agency A-List 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Sep 2005 - Oct 2011
 

Coyne Communications, Morristown, NJ, US, Executive Creative Director

1996-2003, Coyne Communications, Morristown, NJ
Executive Creative Director
Developed Total Integrated Marketing Programs for National/International markets. Clients include; BMW Group, Land Rover NA, Land Rover UK, Rolls-Royce, Intel, ExxonMobil, AT&T, Chubb Insurance, Omnipoint, Minolta, Sony, VTech, XM Satellite Radio Creative lead on all new business efforts. Directed & Managed all creative teams.
National and International award recognition

Jan 1996 - Sep 2003
 

McCann WordGroup, New York, NY, US, VP Creative Director

1990-1996, McCann Woldgroup, International Team NYC, NY
VP Creative Director
Developed Global/International/National Print &TV Campaigns. Clients include; Coca-Cola, Gillette, General Motors, Goodyear, CCNR/Nestea, J&J/ Advance Care Products, AT&T, Parker & Waterman writing instruments, Unilever (Worldwide Creative Director on Vaseline Brand).
Extensive international/network creative management for new business and global agency partners. Managed international campaign productions LatAM, Europe & NA.
National and International award recognition

Aug 1987 - Sep 1996
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, BArch, Communication Design

Graduated High Honors

Sep 1979 - May 1983
 

Awards 

See Below, 1st Place

2010: Advertising Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Direct Mail Gold | NFL
2010: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Silver | Sprint
2010: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Silver | Sprint
2009: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Gold | Sprint
2009: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Gold | Sprint
2009: Miami Addy Awards | Judge | Film, Print, OOH |
2008: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Gold | Sprint
2008: IAB | MIXX Awards | Silver | The Home Depot
2008: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Creative Awards | DM Gold | Sprint
2007: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Creative Awards | Digital Bronze | Sprint
2007: IAB | MIXX Awards | Gold | Century 21
2007: IAB | MIXX Awards | Bronze | Unilever - Caress
2007: Interactive Media Awards | Outstanding Achievement | Wendy’s
2007: 3rd Annual Hispanic Marketing Conference | Voz Latina | Speaker
2007: Unilever | Excellence Awards | Best Integrated Campaign | Caress
2006: Telly Awards | Commercial | Bronze | “Suburbs” | Nissan
2006: Davey Awards | Film | Gold | “Suburbs” | Nissan
2006: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Integrated | Silver | DirecTV
2006: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Integrated | Bronze | DirecTV
2006: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Multimedia | Bronze | Wendy’s
2006: IAB | MIXX Awards | Silver | The Home Depot
2006: IAB | MIXX Awards | Silver | Wendy’s
2006: Web Marketing Association | Internet | Best Real Estate Microsite | Century 21
2006: Web Marketing Association | Internet | Best Real Estate Online Ad | Century 21
2005: Advertising Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Digital Gold | Century 21
2002: IAAA | Direct Response | Silver | Range Rover | Land Rover
2002: IAAA | SUV Catalogue | Bronze | Range Rover | Land Rover
2002: IAAA | Publication | Bronze | Land Rover Journal | Land Rover
2000: NJ Art Directors Club | Best in Show | Words of Discovery | Land Rover
2000: NJ Art Directors Club | Gold | Brochure | Words of Discovery | Land Rover
1999: IAAA | SUV Catalogue | Bronze | Land Rover Journal | Land Rover
1997: IAAA | SUV Catalogue | Merit | Land Rover Journal | Land Rover
1996: IAAA | Publications | Merit | Range Rover | Land Rover
1996: IAAA | POS Print | Merit | Range Rover | Land Rover
1996: IAAA | Trade Shows | Merit | Land Rover
1993: London International Awards | Corporate | Silver | McCann WorldGroup
1999: AAP | Cuspide Awards | TV | Silver | Coca-Cola
1999: AAP | Cuspide Awards | OOH | Silver | Bacardi
1998: AAP | Cuspide Awards | TV | Bronze | ExxonMobil
1983: The New York Society of Illustrators | “Jazz Portraits” | Student Award
1983: RSVP New York | Directory of Creative Talent Award | “Crash”
1982: Pratt Portfolio Scholarship | Pratt Institute
1982: NY Society of Illustrators | “Down and Out” | Lila Acheson Wallace Award

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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