Meet the 2008 Speakers: Stavros Cosmopulos
What makes for a successful ad?

This is what you will learn from Stavros Cosmopulos, our Saturday morning keynote speaker.

A native of Dorchester, Maine, he has been a nationally and internationally recognized advertising creative director for more than three decades.

He has created and produced award winning, humorous, provocative advertising and graphic designs for everything from television commercials, magazine and print ads to corporate identity programs.

His awards include Andys, Hatch, Addys, Clios, One Show and a bronze lion from the Cannes Advertising Film Festival.

His clients have included Dexter Shows, Dodge Automobiles, Dunkin' Donuts "Munchkins," Fenway Franks, Charleston Chews, Spaulding, John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, New England Life, Fleet Bank, Bank of New England, Bank of Boston, Brigham's, Data General, Wang, Polaroid and his favorite, the "Me" campaign for the state of Maine tourism.

Cosmopulos started his career at an advertising agency in Detroit before moving to New York City. He later lived on a 38' yawl in Florida and founded his first agency in Palm Beach.

Following creative stints at BBDO and Kenyon & Eckhardt, he founded Hill, Holiday, Connors, Cosmopulos in 1968 in Boston, where he served as chairman of the board and co-creative director. Today that agency has over $350 million in billings.

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