I don’t really like talking about myself, but since you came all the way here I’ll tough it out. 

I grew up in Bakersfield, California. A town where the days are hot, the nights are cold, and the women are, well, I wouldn’t know. 

I worked in public relations before advertising. Because I enjoy studying all facets of mass communication, not because I was never told in college that I needed a book.

Since then I've worked on Fortune 500 companies like Coca-Cola, Sprint and Allstate. I've pitched and won new business. I've also lost pitches if you're into that. I've won some awards and my work’s been featured not just in the ad trades, but CNN, Huff Post and Perez Hilton (“The Big 3” as I like to say). 

My advertising approach comes from my PR and sketch comedy background. I enjoy finding those nuggets of truth that people can't ignore and want to embrace, whether it's truck-shaming for Firestone "Truck Stuff" or making insurance fun with Allstate "Mayhem".

I’m horrible with goodbyes, here's my contact info:

jeremy.radams@icloud.com

312-273-3161


 

AWARDS & HONORS

Cannes • 1 Shortlist • Coca-Cola
One Show • 1 Gold Pencil • Coca-Cola
National ADDYs • 1 Silver • International Delight
Obie • 1 Best of Show • Sprint
Lürzer's Archive • 1 Archive • Firestone
Effies • 1 Gold • Coca-Cola

EXPERIENCE

Freelance // Chicago, IL
::: ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR / COPYWRITER, January 2019 - Present

Leo Burnett // Chicago, IL
::: ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR / COPYWRITER, April 2017 - January 2019
Produced Work For: Firestone, Allstate and United Healthcare
New Business Team Wins: Wingstop, Dunkin’ Donuts  

Leo Burnett // Chicago, IL
::: SENIOR COPYWRITER, August 2013  – March 2017
Produced Work For: Allstate Foundation, Allstate Mayhem, Art Institute of Chicago, Firestone, Silk, International Delight, Sprint, and Nintendo

Arc Worldwide// Chicago, IL
::: COPYWRITER, June 2010  – July 2013
Produced Work For: Coca-Cola, Earth Hour and MillerCoors


Public Relations Experience


Fleishman Hillard // Chicago, IL
::: VICE PRESIDENT/PR SPECIALIST, August 2006  – May 2010
Produced Work For: Motorola and Hilton Hotels

EDUCATION

Chicago Portfolio School 
Drake University / B.A., Marketing 
The Second City

REFERENCES 

Mikal Pittman  
Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett Chicago 
Worked together on Wingstop, Dunkin’ Donuts, Allstate Mayhem and Firestone.

 Dominick Maiolo 
Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett Chicago 
Worked together on Nintendo

**Contact info available on request** 


Me coming across a rerun of “Everybody Loves Raymond” at the exact same moment a pizza falls into my lap.

Me coming across a rerun of “Everybody Loves Raymond” at the exact same moment a pizza falls into my lap.