Global Advertising Strategies Welcomes New Creative Director

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Global Advertising Strategies Welcomes Award-Winning Creative Director. Ola Kudu joins to agency to lead its creative team.

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Global’s dynamic expansion is a result of a growing demand for our unique approach to reaching an audience,” said Givi Topchishvili, Global’s CEO. “Ola’s insight and dedication to cross-cultural branding makes him a perfect addition to our team.

Global Advertising Strategies, a leading cross-cultural marketing agency, has hired award-winning creative director Ola Kudu. Ola will oversee the ideation, development and execution of all creative at Global. A former creative director at BET Networks, Ola brings a wealth of art direction and branding knowledge to the agency’s growing design team.

Ola’s experience, a mix of general, multicultural and youth markets, spans over 15 years and includes work on such noted brands as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor and Gamble, Ford, Dodge, Coke, Pepsi and Verizon Wireless.

“Global’s dynamic expansion is a result of a growing demand for our unique approach to reaching an audience,” said Givi Topchishvili, Global’s Founder and CEO. “Today’s market expects hands-on creativity. Ola’s insight and dedication to cross-cultural branding makes him a perfect addition to our team.”

“Global’s drive to position brands across cultures within the U.S. and internationally as well as their commitment to innovation and creativity attracted me to the agency,” said Ola. “I look forward to growing our design and production practice as well as delivering strategy-driven creative that positively impacts the bottom line for our clients.”

Prior to joining Global, Ola was the Creative Director for BET Networks, where he re-branded and repositioned the Viacom property, delivering record ratings as well as their first Emmy award. Earlier in his career, Ola worked for GlobalHue, where he led the creative for Verizon Wireless, focusing on African-American, Hispanic as well as youth markets.

Ola holds a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. His work has been honored with multiple PromaxBDA, TELLY, FOLIO Best Design as well as NAMIC Multicultural Marketing Awards. Ola is an active committee member of the PromaxBDA Promo Pathway program that trains at-risk youth for a career in advertising, design and other creative industries.

About Global
Global Advertising Strategies is a full-service marketing, advertising and interactive agency with international reach. Our capabilities and experience in catering to the diverse cultural and social identities of consumers worldwide is what sets us apart. By functioning as a gateway into specifically selected markets around the globe, Global’s analysis, tools and experience help it to deliver advertising with maximum effectiveness and efficiency. For more information on Global and its capabilities, please visit http://www.Global-NY.com.

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