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Ernie Schenck

Ernie Schenck Creative

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Jamestown, RI 02835
United States

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Advertising, Branded Content, Branded Entertainment,

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Ernie Schenck is one of the most highly awarded people in advertising. A co-founder of Pagano Schenck & Kay, he left PSK in 1989 to become a free agent. During that time, he worked on assignments for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Dunham boots, AKVA Icelandic spring water, Shreve Crump & Low, Volkswagen, Sperry Topsider, Avia, Winthrop Resorts International, Saucony and many other brands. As a result of a successful two-year strategic alliance with Interpublic’s Hill Holliday in Boston, Ernie joined HHCC full time in 1996 as Executive VP/ Group Creative Director where he did groundbreaking work for companies like John Hancock Financial Services, Reebok, and Sony. In 1999, he left HHCC to freelance for some of the top brands in the country including E-Toys, Reebok, Asics, Saturn, Audi, Lincoln, Mirage International Resorts, Foxwoods Casino and Resort, NASA, Aspen, the Democratic National Committee, Renaissance Cruise Lines, Key West Tourism Board, United Airlines and Sony. In 2005, he returned to Hill Holliday as Executive VP/Executive Creative Director where he ran Liberty Mutual Insurance and Bank of America until August of 2009 to consult for many of the world’s leading companies including Icelandair, Rado of Switzerland, Cadillac and Microsoft among others. AdWeek has called him "one of the stars of the freelance world." Twice, he has been named to the AdWeek All Star Creative Team, both as Creative Director and Copywriter. Ernie’s work has been consistently acknowledged at The One Show, Communication Arts awards, Cannes Film Festival, Clios, Great Britain’s D&AD awards, New York Art Directors, and others. He was a finalist in the 1992 and 1994 Stephen E. Kelly awards for best magazine campaign in America. In the United Kingdom, he has been named Print Copywriter of the Year at the Design & Art Direction awards and is one of the only American advertising creative people ever to achieve that honor. A 90-second spot for John Hancock, “Sarajevo”, was an Emmy Award nominee for best commercial of the year in 1997. A columnist and contributing editor for Communication Arts magazine, a member of the Board of Directors for The One Club for Art and Copy and the author of “The Houdini Solution: Put Creativity and Innovation To Work By Thinking Inside The Box”. Ernie lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island with his wife and daughter.

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