Tim Brunelle has been at the forefront of marketing innovation and storytelling since 1992. He’s developed brand strategy, directed films, written and directed advertising and design as well as user experience for marketers including PwC, Thrivent, Harley-Davidson, Goodyear, Porsche, Anheuser-Busch, 3M, Sears, Ameriprise and MetLife, including nine years helping lead Volkswagen’s “Drivers wanted” campaign in North America.
Tim has worked for agencies including Crispin Porter Bogusky, Carmichael Lynch, Ogilvy, Arnold, McKinney, and TBWA. He is also an entrepreneur: In 2007, Tim co-founded the agency Hello Viking, which spurs agencies and marketers to grow by integrating strategy, creativity and technology. He is co-owner and the Creative Director of BannerPalooza, the online banner ad production shop. And he is a partner in the marketing software firm Curation Station.
Tim’s writing and creative direction have been awarded the One Show Interactive Best of Show, several Gold Pencils and was recognized by the One Club as a hallmark of “The First Decade of Interactive Advertising.” Other awards include the Grand Clio, Cannes Grand Prix, the Grand Andy, London International Advertising Awards Grand Prize for Websites, D&AD Featured, AICP Finalist and inclusion in three Communication Arts Interactive Annuals.
Tim currently serves as President of the board of the 1,300+ member Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association, the oldest association of its kind in the country. He also developed and taught (for three years) the “Future of Advertising” course at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and founded the Conversations About The Future Of Advertising (CATFOA) speaker-series, which began its fifth season in April, 2012.
Tim has also played drums in a bunch of different bands, mostly in Boston.