Chief Strategy Officer
John Drake has worked in marketing for 23 years. As Chief Strategy Officer, he oversees the brand and communication strategy for the agency's clients. This includes managing Drake Cooper's Campaign Planning development process and working with teams to ensure creative briefs, media strategy, brand strategy, research needs and campaign analytics all tie to the goals of an organization.
Prior to Drake Cooper, John worked at the Los Angeles-based agencies of 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, Boise State, and Jay Chiat's Multicultural Advertising Training Program.
John is a left-handed, Gen X, Basque, Taurus. He's a dad of two creatively-different kids, prefers The Stones to The Beatles but chooses Zeppelin over both, and has yet to find a novel that tops The Sun Also Rises (but A Visit From The Goon Squad is right up there).