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John Drake

President / Chief Strategy Officer

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).


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

An open-air Jeep drive is really hard to beat.

What is the trait you deplore most in others?

Yawning in a meeting.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

Hmm. A pelican in a warm climate would be nice.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Steely Dan, on repeat.

What is your most marked characteristic?

I always have Frye boots on, is that a marked characteristic?

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