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Eric Kallman smiling and wearing glasses and collared shirt in a black and white photo
Friday, Nov. 9
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

VCU Commons Theater
907 Floyd Avenue

Eric Kallman

Co-Founder/Creative Director, Erich & Kallman

Topic: Eric Kallman presents Everything smart I can think to tell you

Stuff I wish someone had told me when I was in ad school

Bio:

Prior to forming Erich & Kallman, Eric was Executive Creative Director of Goodby Silverstein & Partners where he was named one of the top 10 Chief Creatives in the country by ADWEEK. Over the past decade Eric has consistently been one of the most effective and awarded creatives in the business. He helped create campaigns such as Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” as well as celebrated work for Skittles, Coca-Cola, KAYAK, Ragu, Little Caesars, CareerBuilder and many others.

Prior to GS&P, Eric was the founding Executive Creative Director of Barton F. Graf. The agency was named to Ad Age and Creativity’s “Agency A-List” all three years he was there and won the 4A’s Mid-Sized Agency of the Year in 2014.

Before that Eric was at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where his work for Old Spice won the Grand Effie.

Eric has been named to the "Creativity 50" multiple times, "A multi-disciplinary account of the biggest and best thinkers and doers from 20 years of advertising and consumer culture." He was the most awarded creative in the world in 2011. He has won both the Film and Cyber Grand Prix along with 28 other Cannes Lions, the Best of Show at One Show Interactive along with dozens of other pencils, the GRANDY, back-to-back AICP Best of Show awards and an Emmy.

His eight yellow pencils and two black pencils make him the third most awarded copywriter in D&AD history.