Damion Sammarco | Creative Director
917.570.7929
damionsammarco@gmail.com

Freelance – Creative Director/Copy Writer – 2016-Present

Grey – Creative Director – 2011-2016

·       Work on creative efforts for clients such as Papa John’s Pizza, LongHorn Steakhouse, Dulcogas, Hasbro, RadioShack, 3M, Smuckers and E*TRADE.

·       I cover everything from broadcast to new business, social, digital and CRM.

Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners – Creative Director – 2006-2011

·       Lead, managed, supervised and basked in the everlasting light of my 14 creatives.

·       Produced integrated campaigns, including TV, DRTV, radio, retail print, direct and dimensional mail, digital/display, experiential, social and everything in-between.

·       Managed the creative duties and relationships with NetJets, Rolls-Royce, Goldman Sachs, Capital One Bank/Card and Cablevision accounts.

Merkley & Partners – Copywriter – 2005-2006

·       Helped launch new design division of agency.

·       Worked on complete redesign and relaunch of Mercedes-Benz collateral program.

Freelance – 2001-2005

·       Wrote the North American brochures for every new BMW model and Samsung HDTV.

·       Created general and response-driven campaigns for clients including Rider Insurance, Jaguar, Volvo, Englewood Hospital and the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.

·       Created the Nicotinel/Novartis global brand guidelines for Euro RSCG.

Ritta & Associates – Copywriter – 2000-2005

·       Launch programs, direct mail and collateral efforts for BMW, Samsung and others.

Bloomberg LLP – 1996 1999

·       Telecom Engineer – worked on telephone and voicemail systems at New York HQ.

·       News writer/producer – wrote and produced segments for Bloomberg TV.

Editorial

Contributor to Time Out New York (restaurant reviewer), Benzo Magazine (for Mercedes enthusiasts), ROAR (Jaguar dealer publication), BMW Magazine,Eastern Edge (snowboarding).

Stand-Up Comedy

·       Worked the club circuit in NYC.

·       Produced “The Tuesday Night Train Wreck” open mic with Joey Gay.

·       In post-production on a documentary about Pips, America’s first comedy club.

New York University – 1997

 

Awards

·       EFFIE — BMW 2009

·       MOBIUS — BMW 2009

·       CTAM MARK (Cable TV Advertising/Marketing Award) — Cablevision/Optimum Business 2009

·       International Automotive Advertising Award — BMW 2003/Mercedes 2005

·       ADDY — Sharper Image 2007/2008

·       NJ Adclub — BMW/Samsung 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004