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TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees201-500
Total US201-500
Total Worldwide201-500
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Carl Johnson, Partner, CEO
Carl Johnson is the former COO of TBWA\Worldwide and CEO of its New York office - TBWA\Chiat\Day.

Whilst there he more than doubled the agency's size but more importantly introduced the practice of "Connections Planning," arguably the first new industry discipline since the advent of planning.

As significantly, Carl created an innovative climate that attracted talented professionals and inspired and facilitated their ability to flourish.

Prior to coming to the US Carl founded Simons Palmer Clemmow Johnson in the UK, one of the most awarded and respected agencies of the 90's, with clients including Nike, Sony PlayStation, Virgin, British Telecom, and News Corporation. His success as the company's CEO led to him being named one of the UK's top young business executives in Business Age Magazines' "40 under 40" issue.

He is now also The Chairman of Effie Worldwide helping to drive effectiveness in marketing communications across the industry.
Jason DeLand, Partner, CMO
Jason DeLand is a former New Business Head at TBWA/Chiat/Day, SVP of Marketing for PCCW Hong Kong Telecom and a Partner for the Brand Consultancy G2 Worldwide.

While at G2, Jason served as Partner and Head of Business Development where he won and ran the agency's Diet Coke business and worked at the group level to integrate service offerings and compensation structures.

Prior G2, Jason spent two years as Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for PCCW - Hong Kong Telecom, one of the largest marketers in Hong Kong. While at PCCW, Jason helped lead a marketing restructuring of the company's Business to Consumer group, developed M&A marketing strategy, created new product/content initiatives for Greater China and managed several agency relationships, including Omnicom's BBDO and WPP's Ogilvy.

Jason began his career at the New York office of TBWA/Chiat/Day, where he became the New Business Director at the age of 22. At TBWA/Chiat/Day, Jason helped establish a winning track record and mentality within the agency and put in place a sustained and integrated agency marketing program.
Mike Byrne, Partner, Chief Creative Officer
Mike Byrne is a former Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where he served as the co-creative chief for the agency's cornerstone Nike Account from 2000 - 2006. During his tenure, W+K Portland amassed more awards than any other agency in the United States including two 'Agency of the Year' honors. Importantly, Nike's business grew exponentially during the course of those six years.

While at W+K, Mike managed a creative group of over thirty people, oversaw creative development for Nike in the US and Latin America. Sub-brands with Nike included: Basketball (Pro and Collegiate), Football, Baseball, Running, Cycling (Lance Armstrong/LiveStrong (Yellow Band), Olympics, Soccer, Tennis and the ACG division. Products included both footwear and apparel for men and women.

Mike's work on Lance Armstrong's "Yellow Band" campaign helped raise over $50 million for his charity, LiveStrong. And, almost four years later the yellow band is still on the wrists of millions of people.

Mike has been recognized throughout his career for creative excellence. He has won numerous awards at The Cannes International Advertising Festival (including the Grand Prix 2001), D&AD, The One Show, Art Directors Club, Clios and CA amongst others.

Mike won an Emmy in 2004 for the film, "Nike Tag".

In 2002, Details magazine ranked Mike 30th in their "50 Most influential men under 40" issue. The following year Shoot magazine ranked him the third best copywriter in the world.

Mike is on the board of the Creative Circus in Atlanta, GA where he mentors designers, illustrators, writers and photographers. He keeps himself busy on the creative lecture circuit as well as frequent trips with his wife and daughter to hometown Philadelphia.
Johnny Vulkan, Partner, Digital & Innovations
Johnny Vulkan has held several high-level and diverse positions in both the UK and US. Prior to Anomaly, Johnny led new product development projects at Fahrenheit 212 where he helped evolve new markets and products for clients that included P&G, General Mills and Starbucks.

Before Fahrenheit Johnny spent two years as the Chief Operating Officer of TBWA/Chiat/Day in New York before co-founding the Disruption Group for the company and becoming a Group Creative Director leading communications innovation work for MasterFoods, Absolut Vodka and the agency at large.

At Anomaly, Johnny is responsible for communications and media innovation as well as stewarding digital strategy and philosophy. When not roaming the internet he can found exploring the latest cultural trends as far afield as Tokyo, Berlin, Manchester and Buenos Aires.
Karina Wilsher, Partner, President
Karina Wilsher is the former Managing Director of Fallon London, having joined Fallon's Founding Partners in 1999 and successfully grew the agency from creative startup to a Top Ten agency. Under her leadership the agency doubled its revenue, and was awarded Campaign's UK Agency of the Year in 2006 and 2007. Fallon went on to become the most creatively awarded agency in the world (Gunn Report 2008), with creative highlights including a Cannes Grand Prix and a rare D&AD Black Pencil for Cadbury 'Gorilla', and international recognition for the agency's Sony Bravia campaign.

Over ten years at Fallon, Karina ran a broad portfolio of the agency's business, from Sony to the BBC. During her time as Head of Client Services, she built one of the strongest Account Management departments in London and went on to develop an agency-wide talent pool with highly diverse skills to position Fallon as a pioneering, front-of market company.

In London, Karina played a key role in the UK industry, including being part of the Training and Development Exec for Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL) and being a member of the industry body's Client Services Committee at the Institute of Practitioners of Advertising (IPA).
Natasha Jakubowski, Partner, Product Development
Natasha Jakubowski has been at the forefront of introducing brand strategy into the world of innovation helping clients re-imagine white space business opportunities. Prior to Anomaly, Natasha was a Partner and Strategic Director at Redscout, an Innovation Consultancy, where she led the strategic development of new business ideas, brands, and products across diverse clients such as Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and Diageo among others.

Prior to Redscout, Natasha served as part of the senior Strategic Planning Team at Kirshenbaum Bond, working on marketing and communications strategy for brands including Edward Jones, Meow Mix and Equal. In addition, she has global brand strategy experience on everything from Heinz, to JP Morgan. Natasha holds first-class honors from Oxford University, and a Masters in Media and Communications.
Justin Barocas, Partner, Communications Strategy
Justin Barocas is the former Media Director of Wieden+Kennedy NY. During his 10-year tenure Justin created and developed the agency's media operation into a $200mm award-winning independent unit of W+K NY.

Beyond managing and planning multi-million-dollar national media budgets, Justin has developed breakthrough media solutions for clients such as Nike, JetBlue, ESPN, AVON, and the School of Visual Arts.

In addition to receiving national recognition from CNN and USA Today for his innovative media solutions, Justin's work has been honored by the EFFIES, the OAAA, and The Cannes International Advertising Festival.

As a partner at Anomaly, Justin fuses communications strategy, brand strategy, communications and content for partners and Anomaly owned ventures.

Justin began his career at J. Walter Thompson, where he was selected to participate in the AAAA's exclusive Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies program.
Richard Mulder, Partner, Creative Catalyst
Richard Mulder has held several senior marketing titles at Nike, Inc. In his 11 years he led Nike's brand communications in Europe, the US and most recently in the Asia-Pacific Region. He helped grow the business exponentially in each region.

Richard has more than 100 Nike campaigns under his belt, that won over 75 awards, including an Emmy, a gold and several silver and bronze lions. "The Mission", "Freestyle", "Move" and "Nikelab" are just a few examples of projects he was involved in. Richard played a key role in building Nike as a global soccer brand and is the inventor of the Yellow "LiveStrong" Bracelet.

From 2001 to 2006 Richard worked closely with ex-W+K Creative Chief and current Anomaly Partner, Mike Byrne.

Richard was born and raised in Amsterdam. In 2000 he moved to the US.