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Danny Wikowsky

Senior Account Executive

Danny Wikowsky
Senior Account Executive

CHICAGO, IL

Chicago is definitely my hometown, and many major life moments happened there: I got my first real job, I met my wife, my son was born and – I’ll never forget – the Cubs won the World Series!
 

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

I wasn’t sure what my career was going to be, but because I knew I loved entertaining, I pursued my BFA in Theater Performance. No one was surprised; I had been the mascot in both high school and college.

An eagle and a ram, respectively.

MARKETING WERKS – SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

I was working at Michaels Arts and Crafts as the frame shop manager when my roommate and I went out for karaoke. And, this is going to sound surprising, but it changed everything. People from a marketing agency were there and wanted to interview me for a job. It led to my first gig in the industry.

If anyone is hesitant to sing karaoke, just tell them I was singing karaoke at the same place, one year later, when I met my wife. Anything can happen!

My initial job was to go to bars in the Chicagoland area and promote Old Style Beer. By the end of my eleven years, I had worked with big-name clients like Verizon, General Motors, LEGO, CharBroil and Harrah’s.
 

NEWBRIDGE MARKETING GROUP – DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICE

I went from a kid with a theatre degree to director of client service thanks to industry experts who took the time to teach me the ropes. This position also allowed me work from home, which meant I got to spend a lot of time with my son for the first three years of his life. Having that time to bond was the biggest blessing I’ve ever had.

I was working at home one day when the doorbell began to frantically ring. I ran upstairs to find our house was on fire. There were strangers standing on our lawn, so I threw them a hose and ran back inside to get my son. We put the fire out before the fire department arrived and everything was fine, but man, what a debacle!
 

BOZELL – ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

My wife is from Omaha, and I’d been looking for an Omaha-based company for some time. Thanks to an internet search, I found Bozell. I’m looking forward to bringing fresh ideas, helping us grow and sharing future victories with the team.
 
Words to live by: Be kind. Work hard. Enjoy life.

Danny's story

CHICAGO, IL

Chicago is definitely my hometown, and many major life moments happened there: I got my first real job, I met my wife, my son was born and – I’ll never forget – the Cubs won the World Series!
 

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

I wasn’t sure what my career was going to be, but because I knew I loved entertaining, I pursued my BFA in Theater Performance. No one was surprised; I had been the mascot in both high school and college.

An eagle and a ram, respectively.

MARKETING WERKS – SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

I was working at Michaels Arts and Crafts as the frame shop manager when my roommate and I went out for karaoke. And, this is going to sound surprising, but it changed everything. People from a marketing agency were there and wanted to interview me for a job. It led to my first gig in the industry.

If anyone is hesitant to sing karaoke, just tell them I was singing karaoke at the same place, one year later, when I met my wife. Anything can happen!

My initial job was to go to bars in the Chicagoland area and promote Old Style Beer. By the end of my eleven years, I had worked with big-name clients like Verizon, General Motors, LEGO, CharBroil and Harrah’s.
 

NEWBRIDGE MARKETING GROUP – DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICE

I went from a kid with a theatre degree to director of client service thanks to industry experts who took the time to teach me the ropes. This position also allowed me work from home, which meant I got to spend a lot of time with my son for the first three years of his life. Having that time to bond was the biggest blessing I’ve ever had.

I was working at home one day when the doorbell began to frantically ring. I ran upstairs to find our house was on fire. There were strangers standing on our lawn, so I threw them a hose and ran back inside to get my son. We put the fire out before the fire department arrived and everything was fine, but man, what a debacle!
 

BOZELL – ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

My wife is from Omaha, and I’d been looking for an Omaha-based company for some time. Thanks to an internet search, I found Bozell. I’m looking forward to bringing fresh ideas, helping us grow and sharing future victories with the team.
 
Words to live by: Be kind. Work hard. Enjoy life.

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years in industry

15 years

years at bozell

1 year

client experience

  • Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Westlake Ace Hardware
  • Cue Broadway

Danny's Hometown

Chicago, IL

July 25, 2018

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