chief creative officer
MeringCarson

Not only is Mark one of the most-awarded creative directors in the world, but he’s also been the fearless leader of not one, but two, of AdAge’s“Top Ad Campaigns of the 21st Century.” As Chief Creative Officer, Mark’s original creative vision drives campaigns that “move people” to participate in strategic social movements across a variety of platforms. With his decorated past and humble disposition, we are proud to have Mark lead MeringCarsoninto a bold new chapter. With notable experience from several major agencies such as Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, BBDO, and GSD&M, Mark is no stranger to seizing opportunities and thinking outside the box. His work speaks for itself and is supported by the extensive list of highly esteemed brands he has shaped, including BMW, Bud Light, IKEA, KFC, GMC, Microsoft, MINI, SC Johnson, Wrigley and, possibly most distinguishing, his work on “Small Business Saturday” for American Express and Burger King’s “Subservient Chicken.”

Judging panel

Greg Allum

vice president, display & social
LQ Digital

Meredith Guerriero

US head of partnerships
Pinterest

Mark Taylor

chief creative officer
MeringCarson

Ida Rezvani

NY president
mcgarrybowen

Chris Apostle

chief media officer
iCrossing