Grok is a multi-disciplinary, full-service agency.
20 W 22nd Street
New York, NY
Julie, CEO and Head of Strategy, is passionate when it comes to uncovering the truth about how people interact with brands. She has a refreshingly honest, no-nonsense approach and totally groks that a strategy is useless if it doesn't lead to an inspiring creative idea.
Previously, Julie was Global Strategist for IBM at Ogilvy & Mather. Prior to Ogilvy, Julie spent nine years with Saatchi & Saatchi, first as CEO of Saatchi San Francisco and then relocating to London to run Saatchi's P&G, Sony, Visa and T-Mobile businesses across EMEA, while also running Guinness in Asia and Africa.
Steve believes great work is simple, surprising and always combines a human insight and a business insight. A visually-oriented copywriter who originally studied art direction at New York’s School of Visual Arts, Steve has won every major industry award for creativity, as well as effectiveness.
Prior to Grok, Steve was Co-Chief Creative Officer of DDB New York, returning to the same agency he started his career at. Before that, as Creative Head of Ogilvy Toronto, Steve dramatically increased the profile of the agency, improving business growth by over 50% and moving the agency to #3 from #17 in awards won. His blue-chip brand experience includes American Express, Coca-Cola, Deloitte Consulting, General Motors, Hershey, IBM, Jaguar, Kraft, P&G, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Timex and UPS.
A meticulous art director and designer, Tod has created award-winning work for the world's most iconic brands. Prior to Grok, as Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi New York, he raised creative standards on such clients as Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Beck's Beer, Kodak, UBS and P&G. In fact, Tod was instrumental in laying the foundation for P&G's creative awakening, fueling a process that led them to be named Advertiser of the Year at Cannes.