Greg Kihlström | Founder & CEO

Greg has a background in both the creative and marketing fields and has worked with top brands throughout his career, including AOL, AARP, Amnesty International, Ben & Jerry's, Geico Direct, Lionsgate Films, MTV, Starbucks, The Nature Conservancy, and Toyota. He has received numerous awards and honors from the Webby Awards, ADDYs, American Marketing Association, iMedia's Digital Agency Awards, Summit Creative Awards, and others over 16+ years of experience in the advertising industry. His work has been published in books by Rockport Publishers and Crescent Hill Books and industry related magazines such as Communication Arts and Graphis. He has been featured in and interviewed by several prominent news outlets and publications such as Advertising Age, The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU, SmartCEO Magazine, Website Magazine, Web Designer Magazine, Bisnow, The Washington Times and The Washington Post.  

Greg has participated as a judge in renowned design competitions around the country. He frequently speaks at industry events on a global basis and has served as keynote speaker, presenter and participated on panel discussions at such events as Internet Week New York, Internet Summit, SMX Social Media, Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, Digital Capital Week, EventTech, InTheCapital’s State of Innovation Conference and DMAW's Digital Day.  He has written several white papers on industry topics and has written articles for Target Market Magazine, Website Magazine, Capitol Communicator, and is a regular contributing writer to Washington Business Journal, Search Engine Watch, and iMedia Connection. 

He is a Past President of the Board of Directors of the DC Ad Club, the Washington D.C. chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), and also served as the Division 1 Chair on the National Board of Directors of the AAF. He is also currently chair of the steering committee for Advertising Week DC 2014. He serves on The Trust for the National Mall's Communications Advisory Committee, and recently served on the board of AIGA DC, the professional design association. In addition, Greg frequently helps young professionals in the advertising industry by serving as a mentor through the DC Ad Club's Career Catalyst program, speaking to college students at events such as the American Advertising Federation Student Conference, and speaking to classes at colleges and universities such as Georgetown University, American University, Virginia Tech and Westwood College