“Sometimes the best advertising doesn't look, walk, talk or act like advertising.”

- American Marketing Collegiate Conference

Knowledge. Experience. Passion. Results.

From his work as the Executive Creative Director who founded and led the team for Google’s ZOO, to serving as Director of Marketing for Volvo Cars USA, John has spent the past decade building high profile brands. As his project portfolio indicates, John’s strong suit is defined by his ability to inspire and lead both creative and account professionals in developing communications that exemplify the very best of what can be accomplished using digital platforms.

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A mission to reimagine how brands and people connect.

John knows brand. He believes that developing a great brand isn’t about the big idea—it’s about finding a good idea first, then finding the greatness in it. "If you have a great idea, big will follow." Throughout his career John has built a ton of strong brands including Mercedes-Benz Starmark, Volvo for life Awards and Fitzgerald Brunetti. Bringing together outstanding leadership skills and the industry’s most advanced brand building tools such as the Google ZOO, Zeitgeist and the Google Video Toolkit, John continues to take the art and science of branding to a new level.

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The invaluable role of leadership.

If John Militello wasn’t born a leader, he has certainly made the transformation. Through inspirational vision, coaching and guidance he has created award-winning communications for Volvo Cars USA, and built the Google ZOO team into a powerhouse brand-building unit. Along the way he’s enhanced the image and credibility of both entities by delivering thought leadership presentations for audiences of SXSW, TEDx and more.

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Incredibly innovative, strategic, and yet practical, John has the ability to truly listen and understand a brand’s challenges and develops a creative solution that not only meets but exceeds client needs. Plus, he’s an absolute pleasure to work with.

Linda Gangeri
Manager, marketing Platforms & Technologies
Volvo cars of North America, LLC