Aderwise newsletter

Stay informed on our latest news!

Syndicate content

Jay Benjamin

Chief Creative Officer / Leo Burnett, New York

 

When you first meet Jay, it’s often hard to tell what side of the agency he is from, because he doesn’t really believe in the notion of sides. “I always loved the old creative process but this business is so much more exciting than that now. Today, everyone that touches a brand is in the creative department, one way or another”.

This attitude has helped Jay become recognized as a new breed of creative thinker, and a valuable partner to some of the world’s biggest brands.

In 2009, Jay was named one of the 40 most influential people under 40 by Adnews magazine. Then in 2010, after becoming the most awarded creative director in Australasia at Cannes, he left the region and headed back home to New York.

More than all of the industry accolades, Jay’s favorite career highlight came in 2007 when over three million people voted one of his Toyota commercials as the World’s Funniest on a New Years countdown. “My Dad finally understood what I do for a living”.

More
See video

Guinness - "Surfer"

See video

Sony Bravia - "Balls"

Avis - "We try harder"<br />photo credit: sellsellblog.blogspot.com
Avis - "We try harder"<br />photo credit: sellsellblog.blogspot.com
Avis - "We try harder"<br />photo credit: sellsellblog.blogspot.com
Avis - "We try harder"<br />photo credit: sellsellblog.blogspot.com
Avis - "We try harder"<br />photo credit: sellsellblog.blogspot.com
Avis - "We try harder"<br />photo credit: sellsellblog.blogspot.com

Avis - "We try harder"

See video

Honda - "Grrr"

See video

Gatorade - "Replay"

See video

MTV - "Yukka Brothers"

See video

Cadbury - "Gorilla"

See video

Skittles - "Touch"

iPod - "Silhouette" Outdoor Campaign<br />photo credit: admadness.co
iPod - "Silhouette" Outdoor Campaign<br />photo credit: admadness.co

iPod - "Silhouette" Outdoor Campaign

See video

Halo 3 - "Believe"

The Old Man and the Sea<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Anything by Dr. Seuss<br />

Anything by Dr. Seuss

The Proving Ground<br />photo credit: amazon.com

The Proving Ground

G. Bruce Knecht

Pale Fire<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Pale Fire

Vladimir Nabokov

Slaughterhouse-Five<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut

The Great Gatsby<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Touching the Void<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Touching the Void

Joe Simpson

Istanbul<br />photo credit: amazon.com

Istanbul

Orhan Pamuk

In a Sunburned Country<br />photo credit: goodreads.com

In a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Haruki Murakami

See video

The Endless Summer

See video

See video

Chinatown

See video

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

See video

The Big Chill

See video

Dogtown and Z-Boys

See video

Enter the Dragon

See video

Being Elmo

See video

The Outsiders

See video

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia<br />photo credit: icebergs.com.au
Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia

Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia

Milford Sound, New Zealand<br />photo credit: Wikipedia
Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Faena Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina<br />photo credit: faenahotelanduniverse.com
Faena Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Faena Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan<br />photo credit: Wikipedia
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Anegada Reef, Anegada, British Virgin Islands<br />photo credit: Wikipedia
Anegada Reef, Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Anegada Reef, Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand<br />photo credit: glowworm.co.nz
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

Belvedere Restaurant, Warsaw, Poland<br />photo credit: belvedere.com.pl
Belvedere Restaurant, Warsaw, Poland

Belvedere Restaurant, Warsaw, Poland

Jimmy's Corner<br />photo credit: nymag.com
Jimmy's Corner

Jimmy's Corner

Baby Makapuu Beach, Oahu, Hawaii<br />photo credit: Baby Makapuu Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Baby Makapuu Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Baby Makapuu Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Musée d'Orsay<br />photo credit: Wikipedia
Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay

Gerhard Richter<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Gerhard Richter
Andrew Wyeth<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Andrew Wyeth
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Jim Henson<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Jim Henson
Federico Fellini<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Federico Fellini
Dr. Seuss<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Dr. Seuss
David Lynch<br />photo credit: Wikipedia David Lynch
Alexander McQueen<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Alexander McQueen
Jean-Michel Basquiat<br />photo credit: basquiat.com Jean-Michel Basquiat
Andreas Gursky<br />photo credit: ladolcevitafotographia.blogspot.ro Andreas Gursky
See video

The Johnny Cash Project

Burger King - "Subservient Chicken"<br />

Burger King - "Subservient Chicken"

Arcade Fire - "The Wilderness Downtown"<br />

Arcade Fire - "The Wilderness Downtown"

Instagram<br />

Instagram

See video

UNIQLO - "Uniqlock"

See video

The Great Schlep

See video

Queensland Tourism - "Best Job in the World"

See video

HBO - "Voyeur"

See video

Old Spice - "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" Responses

See video

KSwiss - "Kenny Powers MFCEO"