Josh Budd

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Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson Toronto, Canada

Josh has recently been elevated, along with his creative partner Dave Federico, to the position of Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson Toronto, together they will lead integrated marketing for iconic brands including Walmart, Air Canada, Tim Horton and Johnson & Johnson.

Josh joined JWT in 2016 after increasingly senior roles at Publicis, Cossette, and most recently, Leo Burnett. Originally a screenwriter before entering advertising, Josh has an exceptional track record of work on tier one brands, including Air Canada, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, General Mills and TD Bank.

Josh has received recognition for his work, both nationally and internationally, including Campaign of the Year and Best of the Best at the 2015 Canadian Marketing Awards for TD Bank. He may also be the only person in advertising history to have never had a cup of coffee.

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