CATFOA with Peter Nicholson, CCO Periscope

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August 17th

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The Conversations About The Future Of Advertising (CATFOA) speaker-series returns with Periscope’s newly minted Chief Creative Officer Peter Nicholson. With a 20+ year career spanning creative leader roles on east and west coasts including Leagas Delaney, Goodby Silverstein, Deutsch, JWT and McKinney, Peter brings unique insights on the future of advertising.

Moderated by Tim Brunelle, VP Creative Director at BBDO Minneapolis and former MIMA president, we’re going to discuss his perspectives on the evolution of managing digital and social, uniting and harnessing all the diverse skills within today’s modern creative department, as well as creating measurement criteria and measurable results across ever-increasing media opportunities. And we’ll definitely be welcoming your questions.

This will be a robust event for agency leaders as well as anyone in the creative department and clients seeking to gain the most from their agency partners.





Peter Nicholson
Chief Creative Officer of Periscope

Periscope’s first-ever chief creative officer is a well-known industry leader who has collaborated with some of the greatest creative teams in advertising. With a career that spans both coasts, Peter built his portfolio at shops like Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Leagas Delaney before moving into leadership roles at Publicis, J. Walter Thompson, Deutsch NY and other top creative agencies.

Peter has a proven track record of transforming agencies into creative powerhouses. Under his leadership, Publicis New York received the most creative honors in its history. As Chief Creative Officer at Deutsch, he added $500 million in new billings while repositioning one of America’s oldest brands — Tylenol. And during his most recent tenure at McKinney, he developed a strong presence for the agency in New York with the global re-launch of the Crocs footwear brand.

The recipient of every major creative award in the industry, Peter has worked on an impressive roster of clients that includes Macy’s, Cadbury, Johnson & Johnson, Diageo and JetBlue. Among his many notable campaigns are the award-winning IKEA campaign around the election of President Obama, the infamous “What the hell is ANSKY?” campaign for the Adidas sponsorship of the Yankees and Samsung’s brand initiative with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.


Thank you to our event sponsor, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.!




5:30 pm – Registration
6:00 pm – Presentation

Pre-registration Fees:

Members = FREE
Student Members = FREE
Non-members = $40

Walk-in Fees:

Members = $10
Student Members = $10
Non-members = $45


Minneapolis Event Centers – Riverside Ballroom
212 SE 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414


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Pre-registration closes on Monday, August 15 at midnight, at which point walk-in registration fees will apply for members, student members and nonmembers.

Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

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