ALEX AVSHARIAN

AlexNewImproved@gmail.com

350 West 56th Street, #2D, NYC 10019

www.AlexIsGreat.com

646-220-1678

HARRISON & STAR

SVP, Creative Director / Copy

April 2020 - Present

HCP: Biktarvy, Descovy, Iclusig, Medical Advertising Hall of Fame, Hyacinth, Pitched & Won Pevonedistat

 

DEVITO/VERDI 

Creative Director / Copy

Jul 2018 – April 2020 

Legal Seafoods, Mt. Sinai Hospital, BayCare Hospital, Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture, Laurel Hill Bank, Lincoln Technical Institute, Gardner-White, digital, TV, print, radio, outdoor.  

  

TERRI & SANDY / WUNDERMAN / MCCANN HEALTH / INVENTIV / AMPOLOGY

Freelance Creative Director / Copy

Jul 2016 – May 2018

Peeps, Mike & lkes, Wyndham Hotels, Avon, Ruby Tuesday, Disney, Gerber, Party City, Breast Cancer, Isle of Capri casino. DTC Psoriasis, cardio, asthma, diagnostics, social, digital, print, radio, outdoor.  

 

PUBLICIS / KAPLAN THALER 

SVP, Creative Director / Copy

Jul 2002 – May 2016  

Pitched & won 7 accounts: Wendy's (largest pitch in the U.S), Celebrex, Zoloft, Caduet, TiVo, Edmunds.com & CapitalOne. Produced over 70 national TV spots in 14 years. Clients included Swiffer, Aflac, NAPA, Dawn, Zostavax, Lunesta, Brilinta, Symbicort, U.S. Bank, Ruby Tuesday, Outback Steak House, Hot Pockets, Herbal Essences, Aussie, Infusium, Office Depot, Marshalls, Burlington, Subway, Verizon Hum, Lyrica & Humira, and more. Social, digital, TV, print, radio, outdoor.   

 

EDUCATION 

School of Visual Arts / 2002 BFA Advertising

#1 SVA Portfolio + $5000 BBDO Scholarship + Academic Scholarship + 3.9 GPA 

 

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

Ad Council Campaign of the Year, National Gold & Silver Addies, NYC Festivals Outdoor, 

TBS Funniest Commercials of the Year, Gerety, Lurzers Archive, Graphis, Mannys Nominees

 

Reco from Linda Kaplan Thaler, Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, Advertising Hall of Fame:

"Alex Avsharian is one of the most creative and gifted individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. For over 14 years Alex was instrumental in turning our tiny upstart agency into one of the fastest growing advertising companies in America. He created brilliantly funny, as well as deeply emotional campaigns that have become an indelible part of our culture. He is also one of the best presenters I've ever encountered, a true gift that helped us, time and time again, to keep us on our winning streak. A brilliant talent that, I believe, would be a tremendous