Executive Creative Director
I’ve worked with some of the best branding agencies in the world: Landor, Interbrand, Siegel Gale, Brand Union and Wolff Olins. My instincts and curiosity take me to finding the hidden, the unseen answers to branding questions. A few brands I’ve helped develop are Alexander McQueen, American Express Blue and US Air Force.
I’ve found that in this business you’ve got to be nimble and deliver results now, always keeping your eye on the uncovered, the unseen opportunity that drives business growth. I’ve led great teams at BBDO Atlanta & Chicago and DDB International, solving communications problems for blue chip companies: McDonalds, JCPenney, Delta Air Lines, Safeway and Stolichnaya Vodka.
I’ve led a range of agencies both general and digital, from small creative independents to global giants. I’m a hands-on creative director, working to create meaningful brand stories for clients including Sprint, ESPN, Wild Turkey, Tropical Smoothie Café, Mizuno, SKYY Vodka, LG Electronics, MGM Resorts and Marriott.
I got my start in the Boston area in the newspaper business. It was great experience and it taught me to write what matters and get rid of the fluff. Then I found my way to Washington D.C., where I worked with the world’s largest PR software provider creating original content for RE/MAX, Windstar Cruises, Ritz Carlton and Yamaha.
For me it’s creating moments and experiences that enhance brands and sell their product. I began my career in New York City with MTV then continued on to San Francisco & Chicago. I’ve worked in all forms of media on brands such as Absolut Vodka, Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Under Armour. Above all, I love this business.
I’ve done it from the ground up. Building a range of experience in media strategy, planning and buying for clients across diverse business, non-profit and political issue categories. I’ve always looked for the best way to target audiences vertically and through broad reach tactics. My strength is creating a memorable brand experience that gets the job done.
I’ve built, analyzed and managed metrics for paid-search campaigns for over a decade. I started on the copywriting side in Los Angeles, as a screenwriter. That, combined with a significant education in math and statistics, allows me to see concealed patterns in data, leading to implications and results for clients.
I’ve spent my career working in multiple industries including accounting, real estate development, and project management in the D.C. metropolitan area, heading up the finances for one of the largest federal government real estate development companies. After joining Weitzman in 1986 as the office administrator, I eventually rose to the Finance Director position.
I’m Weitzman’s Executive Assistant and have been told by my colleagues that I am the backbone of the Agency, helping to streamline workflow. My forte is my meticulous attention to detail and communication skills that help maintain a positive flow between Agency departments.
Originally from England, Weitzman is a decorated ad warrior, who’s work occupies shelf space in the Clio’s, the One Show, Andy’s, Addy’s and the New York International Film Festival, and is the recipient of the 2014 AAF Silver Medal, advertising’s highest award for creativity. A copywriter and photographer, Alan has been quoted in TIME and Businessweek. Alan is a member of the Songwriters Guild of America, the Country Music Association, the National Press Photographers Association. He lives in the forest with his adopted dog and his long-suffering wife Daysy.