Congrats on the promotion and all, but we can’t get past the hoodies sported by Matt Burgess and Noah Will (l-r), senior copywriters at Olson who have just been bumped up to associate creative directors. We’re captivated by the career trajectory depicted on the lads’ sweatshirts. Is this the path for most ACDs?
Anyways, we digress. Burgess, who joined Olson back in January 2008 after serving as a CW at fellow Minneapolis-based shop Campbell Mithun, is a Miami Ad School grad who has had stints at Best Buy Advertising, JWT New York, FCB Seattle and Martin/Williams. Will, meanwhile, has been with Olson for three-and-a-half years and served as a copywriter at Wongdoody prior. His resume also includes gigs at Fallon and Jung von Matt. Olson ECD Tom Fugleberg speaks highly of the lads, saying in a statement, “They have continually stepped up to meet greater challenges with class, humility and hilarity as we’ve grown. We’re thrilled to announce this promotion—they’ve earned it.”