For more than 30-years in brand building, marketing, communications, coaching, and more, I have worked with individuals and organizations of all shapes and sizes to uncover (sometimes recover) and develop their most aligned, authentic messaging and stories. Messaging and stories that become lasting connections.
My experiences include being the founder and chief creative officer of a Bay Area-based creative shop, Skadaddle Media. I grew the agency from conception to employing more than 20 staffers while bringing in millions of dollars in annual fees. I oversaw and developed all creative for Skadaddle’s clients, including Mutual of Omaha, Airstream, Sovos Brands, and Oracle among others. We created and produced national advertising campaigns, experiential tours, social media campaigns, iPhone applications, attention-grabbing events, partnerships, and even developed and sold an animated golf-themed TV show.
Prior to starting Skadaddle, I worked with industry-leading companies like Rogers & Cowan, Hill & Knowlton, CBSSportsline.com and TiVo, I worked on the largest events in the world, including World Cup (soccer), Super Bowl, Rose Bowl, Ironman Triathlon and Pete Newell Challenge, among others. I also engaged with athletes and teams like Shaquille O’Neal, Gabby Reece, Keyshawn Johnson, Joe Namath and the SF 49ers, and managed marketing communications programs for brands like adidas, Doritos, Mazda, Columbia TriStar Home Video, Mirage Resorts and others.
I also work with high school and college students. I help refine their stories for college essays, network, or just provide some advice on the things that crop up in a life. It’s not therapy, but we all need a little help sometimes. I consider this to be my most important work.
I speak about “The Art of Connection” on college campuses, and and am deep into the millionth draft of my second book, DINNER AT GOD’S HOUSE. I live in Mill Valley, CA, with my wife, an expert in digital art and NFTs, 17-year-old son, a hip-hop producer, and 6-year-old Australian Shepherd.
Todd helped us develop messaging and strategy around several sales communications challenges. His ability to effectively translate the diverse needs of multiple teams to craft a variety of outputs helped us define our industry leadership position.”Rod Johnson, EVP Applications, North America, Oracle
The strength and alignment of our connections are a glimpse into how we show up each and every day. They are the foundation for our happiness, our health, the art we create, the love we make, and the joy we feel. Our connections are the foundation for A Day Well Lived.
Our work together helps support a variety of mental health organizations by donating a percentage of proceeds from my work. I look forward to sharing more about this as we grow.
Let’s talk. Please schedule a (free) call to discover how I might be able to help your dreams come true. Or maybe just call to talk. I’m good with that. I’m sure good things will result.