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Deacon Webster

Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer, Walrus

Deacon is the chief creative officer of Walrus, an independent creative advertising agency he co-founded with his wife, Frances, in 2005. Walrus has a mission to change the way the world feels about advertising, by filling it with ideas that are funny, smart, and respect people’s time and intelligence.

Named the 2012 Northeast Small Agency of the Year by Advertising Age, Walrus has worked with a multitude of brands including AMC, A&E, Amazon, Bloomberg Businessweek, Conde Nast, Comedy Central, Emergen-C (Pfizer), General Mills, HBO, Pret a Manager, Rémy Cointreau, Smith & Wollensky, Staples, The Trade Desk, and XOJET, among others.

Prior to Walrus, Deacon was the Chief Creative Officer of Mad Dogs & Englishmen, the same agency at which he began his career as a junior copywriter in 1995 and moved up the ranks to oversee creative at the San Francisco office, and then New York.

Deacon’s work has appeared in the One Show, D&AD, Cannes, The Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, the Clios, and the Effies. He was an ADC Young Gun and graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse.

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