BIOJonathan Bond (along with his fraternal twin Janet) was born September 15, 1957, son of noted Psychoanalyst Alma H. Bond, and character actor Rudy Bond. But he did not follow in either parent's footsteps.
Jonathan is one of the advertising industry’s leading thinkers and visionaries.
He began his career working for some quite respectable advertising agencies, successfully campaigning for Nestle, CBS-TV, and Tums. At age 25 he was named in Adweek’s Best People Under 30.
In 1987 he teamed with Richard Kirshenbaum to form
Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, a $225 million agency which has since become the leader of a new generation of agencies that is especially tuned to today’s marketing client. Some of their most memorable campaigns include Snapple, Kenneth Cole, and Target Stores.
He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, appeared on a number of television shows such as The Today Show, 20/20 and CNN, and is the youngest member of the AAAA board, the advertising industry’s prominent trade organization. He also serves on the board of Worldwide Partners, Inc., an international network of agencies in 80 countries, and will become Chairman in mid-2000.
In 1997, he co-authored the book,
"Under The Radar, Talking to Today’s Cynical Consumer"
(published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.),
which is now being published in four different languages.
In his spare time he is an avid golfer (although he will not disclose his handicap.)
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