John Follis


President/CD, Follis Advertising / Big Idea Video

John's award-winning creative work led to the founding of Follis/DeVito/Verdi, a Madison Ave agency that became New York's second most awarded agency in just four years. Follis campaigns have been featured in national press, a college textbook, and a Harvard Business case study.

In '96, John's new agency became one of the first to go digital. In '06, his "Marketing Show" podcast was also one of the first. Nationally recognized in both traditional and digital media John's written for ADWEEK, Ad Age, and seen by 2M+ monthly. He's been interviewed on CNBC, ABC and spoken at The World Business Academy, New York Business Expo and Yale. He's also taught at SVA, FIT and Parson's. In '13, John formed Big Idea Video to help businesses with web video.

Perhaps most importantly, John's always made time for public service helping dozens of causes for which he received honors at both The White House and The UN.

Career Timeline including ad samples and press.

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