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Binch, Winston


Winston Binch is no stranger to accolades. Over the years, his work has been recognized by international award shows and publications such as Cannes Cyber Lions, Andys, One Show, Clios, London International Awards, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Ad Age, Adweek, and Creativity, to name a few. After six years at Crispin Porter + Bogusky (where he grew the digital team from just a few people to 400 worldwide, and worked on campaigns and platforms that included Burger King's "Whopper Sacrifice," Dominos.com and "Pizza Tracker," American Express "OPEN Forum," and Best Buy's "Twelpforce"), Binch joined Deutsch LA as a partner and chief digital officer in the spring of 2011.

In his brief tenure at Deutsch LA, Binch has recruited top industry talent, including John Deschner (AKQA), Bud Caddell (Undercurrent), Trevor O'Brien (Mckinney), and Nathan Iverson (MAL). He's also launched the agency's new livestream speaker series, Deutsch Commons Live, and played a key role in two Volkswagen campaigns. To promote the new Beetle, Deutsch LA orchestrated a Facebook campaign that invited fans to "like" the brand. In return, fans got to see their name and photo on a digital Times Square billboard. Binch also worked on the Passat Road Rules App, which gives users a deep library of classic road games to promote the fact that the car can go 795 miles on a single tank. In addition to campaigns, he's also overseen the ongoing design and development of VW.com.

Binch is a founder and board member of Boulder Digital Works at the University of Colorado, a digital education initiative focused on developing tomorrow's integrated digital leaders and entrepreneurs.

Fun fact: While working for Sony Music Online in New York, Binch played guitar in a math rock band known as Stereobate.

Binch shares his thoughts on digital via his blog, WinstonBinch.com.

He also tweets at @winstonbinch.