Gerry Miller | Creative Director
Gerry has been working with me since the day I went out on my own in 2005. He is a vital part of both the business strategy and creative product for Valenti. As my right hand creative writer Gerry makes everything he works on a little smarter, a little fresher and a lot more interesting.
A 30-year career with the Leo Burnett Company of Chicago culminated with Gerry as Executive Vice President and Creative Director for Kellogg, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s, Allstate and Hewlett-Packard. He also helped launch Leo Health, the agency’s pharmaceutical division, which handled major brands such as Allegra and Viagra.
Since 2005 Gerry’s input has been crucial with many of our campaigns and creative work for a range of clients.
Most recently we’ve just completed this campaign for IndigoVision, with world-wide sales of video protection systems. Safe is a Wonderful Feeling.
Discover better winemakers, discover better wine. Gerry’s positioning line and creative work for our client at Wall Street Journal Wine.
Not just smart. Street smart. Positioning and creative work for online store launched by the Wall Street Journal.
And when we pitched Courvosier, we thought it was time to bring back an icon in the spirits world.
Gerry has held many significant roles in the advertising business. Here are a few:
-1995-2002: Group Creative Director, EVP and Executive Creative Director; Group Creative Director of “Agency A”: Reebok, all P&G, Allstate, Pillsbury.
President of Leo Health Group, Burnett’s pharmaceutical advertising unit, including Allegra, Prozac, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Celebrex and Nature Made vitamins.
-1990-1995: Leo Burnett Creative Director, Europe and Middle East, All multi-national clients, including P&G, Kellogg, Kraft, Biersdorff, Tropicana, Hoover.
-1984-1990: Leo Burnett Chicago. VP, SVP, Creative Director. Miller Beer, Procter & Gamble (Cheer, Pepto Bismol, PERT Plus), Kellogg, Nestle, McDonald’s, Kraft, Tropicana, Hewlett Packard.
-1973-83: Leo Burnett, London. Copywriter, Creative Director, Board Director. Kellogg, General Foods, Kellogg, Apple Computer, Procter & Gamble, Austin Rover (advertised the Mini, and launched the Metro), Shell Chemicals, Cadbury.
Awards: Cannes Gold Lion, Clio’s, One Show/Art Directors Club of New York Gold, Advertising Effectiveness Award, Gold, D&AD
Education: BA Queens College, NY; MA, American Studies, University of Sussex