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Friday Forum

headshot of Jason Peterson wearing sunglasses, looking down, holding a large camera
Friday, Jan. 19
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

VCU Commons Theater

907 Floyd Avenue

Jason Peterson

Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Creative, U.S.

Topic: Good News for People Who Like Bad News

Advertising is old and boring. Lucky for you, you're not. We've invented a new kind of advertising agency that acts as a heartbeat on trend and is a completely unique environment that puts Havas at the center of culture. We don't borrow from culture, we make it. We need creators, makers, thinkers and artists like you who are hungry to give Havas an unfair advantage in the creative market.


Jason M Peterson is the chairman and chief creative officer of Havas Creative, U.S. He’s been the Head of Art for Volkswagen, founding partner and Executive Creative Director at Berlin Cameron, and co-president and Executive Creative Director at Translation, a marketing agency founded by Steve Stoute and Jay- Z.

A true social media junkie, he has amassed more than 1 million Instagram followers. He's been invited to shoot President Obama’s farewell address, the Chicago Bulls, Lollapalooza and more with his sponsor, Leica.

If you see him on the street behind the lens of his camera, please say hello.