Chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Chuck Porter joined the Crispin Agency in 1988 as Creative Director and Partner after a long career as an award-winning freelance copywriter. The agency was renamed Crispin & Porter, and within three years it had doubled in size and been named one of the top 15 creative shops in the country.

Today, the agency has nine offices around the world including Shanghai. The agency\\\\\\\'s client list includes Infiniti, KRAFT, Mondelēz International, Domino’s Pizza, MetLife, Applebee’s, Charles Schwab, Fruit of the Loom, Turkish Airlines, Paddy Power and Best Buy. CP+B is one of the most-awarded agencies in the world, having been named “Agency of the Decade” by Advertising Age and “Agency of the Year” 13 times in the trade press. CP+B has won more Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival than any other agency in the past 15 years, and is the only agency to have won the Titanium Grand Prix two times.

In addition to his role at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Porter is Chief Strategist for MDC Partners, CP+B’s parent company. At MDC, he identifies and assesses potential acquisitions and serves as a consultant to member agencies. An active supporter of the advertising industry, Porter has played a significant role in shaping it over the years as a past Co-Chairman and current board member of Advertising Week and past Chairman of the 4 A’s. Chuck has served on and chaired awards juries at virtually every major award show including The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the D&AD’s.

Enhancing educational opportunities has always been one of Chuck’s personal missions. For many years he has supported scholarships at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota and in 2012, was honored with their SJMC Alumni Society Award for Excellence. He has worked extensively with the Wharton Business School to develop their Future of Advertising Program and serves on their advisory board. He was a founder of Boulder Digital Works in collaboration with the University of Colorado, and he\\\\\\\'s played a leading role in The New York Times’ Big Ad Gig, a competition that gives students the opportunity to intern at prestigious agencies.

Porter splits his time between Miami, Boulder and Minnesota and, all things considered, he\\\\\\\'s okay with the fact that he never finished law school.