John Drake

John Drake

Chief Strategy Officer

John Drake has worked in marketing for 20 years. As Chief Strategy Officer, he oversees the brand strategy responsibility for the agency's clients. This includes managing the Campaign Planning strategy development process and working with teams to ensure creative briefs, media briefs, research needs and campaign analytics all roll up to accomplishing the desired marketing goals.

Prior to Drake Cooper, John worked at Deutsch, WONGDOODY and Dailey & Associates. His clients have included: Nestlé, Disney, DIRECTV, Carl's Jr., Tillamook Cheese, UCLA, Mitsubishi Motors, Baskin-Robbins, eCompanies, and The Resort at Pelican Hill.

John has been Vice President of the Puget Sound American Marketing Association and has served on the Advertising Federation boards in Los Angeles, Portland and Boise. He has guest-lectured at the University of Washington, the University of Oregon's Executive MBA program, and Jay Chiat's Multicultural Advertising Training Program.

John is a left-handed, Gen X, Basque, Taurus. He's a proud father, prefers The Stones to The Beatles but chooses Zeppelin over both, and has yet to find a novel that tops The Sun Also Rises.

Blog: Campaign Planning