Greg Kihlström
Summit Alumni

Greg Kihlström

Founder and CEO, Carousel30

Greg is a digital strategist and creative director who has worked with top brands on a number of campaigns, including AOL, AARP, Ben & Jerry's, Geico Direct, MTV, Starbucks, The Nature Conservancy, Toyota, TV One and Washington Wizards. He has received numerous awards and honors from the Webby Awards, ADDYs, American Marketing Association, iMedia's... more

Greg's Bio

Greg is a digital strategist and creative director who has worked with top brands on a number of campaigns, including AOL, AARP, Ben & Jerry's, Geico Direct, MTV, Starbucks, The Nature Conservancy, Toyota, TV One and Washington Wizards. He has received numerous awards and honors from the Webby Awards, ADDYs, American Marketing Association, iMedia's Digital Agency Awards, Summit Creative Awards, and others over 15 years of experience in the advertising industry. His work has been published in books by Rockport Publishers and Cresent Hill Books and industry related magazines such as Communication Arts and Graphis. He has been featured in and interviewed by several prominent news outlets and publications such as Advertising Age, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, SmartCEO, Website Magazine, Web Designer Magazine, Bisnow, The Washington Times and The Washington Post. 

Greg has participated as a judge in renowned design competitions around the country. He frequently speaks at industry events on a global basis and has served as keynote speaker, presenter and participated on panel discussions at such events as Internet Week New York, Internet Summit, SMX Social Media, Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, Digital Capital Week, EventTech and DMAW's Digital Day.  He has written several white papers on industry topics and has written articles for Target Market Magazine, Website Magazine, Capitol Communicator, and is a regular contributing writer to Washington Business Journal, Search Engine Watch, and iMedia Connection, a leading online publication for the digital marketing community. 

He is President of the Board of Directors of the DC Ad Club — the Washington D.C. chapter of the American Advertising Federation, where he has also served as Vice President, a member of the steering committee of ADWKDC and on the ADDYs and Communications Committees. He is also on the National Board of Directors of the American Advertising Federation, serving as Chair of Division 1. He serves on The Trust for the National Mall's Communications Advisory Committee along with a group of marketing experts from agencies around the country. He recently served on the board of AIGA DC, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the world's premier design association. He is also an active member in the American Marketing Association, the International Academy of Visual Arts, and the Art Directors Club of Washington, DC. 

In addition, Greg frequently helps young professionals in the advertising industry with career development, by serving as a mentor to young advertising and marketing professionals through the DC Ad Club's Career Catalyst program, speaking to college students at events such as the American Advertising Federation Student Conference, and speaking to classes at colleges and universities such as Georgetown University, American University, Virginia Tech and Westwood College.

Connect with Greg on Twitter @GregKihlstrom or visit www.Carousel30.com.

 

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