“Storytelling gifts few other authors in this vein share”  – Goodreads

“An energetic and readable romp through the world of high-stakes communications” – Eli Stokols, LA Times
“Crackles with hard-earned wisdom. Highly recommended!” – Douglas Brinkley
“An essential field manual for communications strategy!” – Rosalind Wiseman (Mean Girls)
“…a fascinating journey…” – David Amram
“Little nuggets of wisdom” – Suzanne Stoller, Goggle
“the perfect field guide” – Eric Roza, CEO, Crossfit
“His commitment to the subject is unmistakable. A superb job. Its influence will be felt for some time to come.”
– Hollywood Digest

Tom “Tommy G” Giovagnoli

Executive Creative Director, Writer

Tom Giovagnoli is an Emmy Award-winning writer and creative director known for creating beloved (and often famous) work for leading brands at some of the world’s top agencies.

A Kansas City native, Tom has intentionally been working his way across the American landscape. Straight out of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he jumped into the ad scene in Chicago, followed by major stints in Detroit, New York, San Francisco and now Boulder, Colorado. The mission? To build up both his work and life resumes, while always looking for new ways to add heart, humor and humanity to the brand-building stories he tells.

As a senior agency leader, Tom has been in charge of creative development for many national and global campaigns. He has led strategic planning, process development, talent management and production at the highest levels.

As a writer and creative director, he also has deep experience creating broadcast commercials, digital content, messaging and brand voice and style guidelines. He has created work for a wide array of clients, including Microsoft, HP, Yahoo!, Lenovo, Brewery Ommegang, Duvel USA, Anheuser-Busch InBev, HBO, FedEx, Visa, Toyota, Lipton Brisk, 7-11, Wildwood Foods, Chicken of the Sea, Hellmann’s and Supercuts. He has even created his own product and brand, Smiles & Frowns, which is an iOS app that helps parents and teachers create positive behavior plans for children.

Through it all, Tommy G remains an experienced maker and a passionate connector who believes that we can always bring our best intentions to life for each other.