Ethan Jackson – Client Director//Partnership Development at Lunch & Recess
Prior to receiving his master’s in integrated communications in 2001 from the regular University of South Carolina, not the Honors College, Jackson had already found his calling working with marketing directors at Shell Oil, Sony Music and copywriters at Grey Advertising in Spain.
After receiving his master’s he jumped straight into the New York advertising game — working on Fortune 500 brands such as: Kraft, Dr. Scholl’s, Sanofi-Aventis, he was thrilled to have re-launched the oldest icon in advertising history, The Maytag Repair Man, whom he now counts as a real live personal friend. Jackson was lucky enough to find colleagues who also serve as on-going resources and mentors at Young & Rubicam, Euro RSCG, berwyn editorial, Publicis NY and undoubtedly Walton | Isaccson.
In 2007, Ethan returned to Columbia to work with RIGGS as an account supervisor on Coral Gables Hospital and First Citizens Bank. He found another opportunity in 2008, at the best-known broadcast production company in SC, Mad Monkey. There he freelanced as an account director on the South Carolina Education Lottery, Rush’s, and the Nickelodeon accounts, among others. He successfully created new partnerships with The Bounce Agency, Cavalier Films, Hurricane Builders, Spanish Vines, Little Airplane Productions and other new agency partners. He likes Mad Monkey.
He is proud to sit on the following boards: Columbia Council for Internationals, The South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, and the Indie Grits Film Festival. If he could get paid for it, he would really prefer to just stand on surfboards. In his spare time he also advises for PitchPoint PR in Chicago and the video content unit of The Onion in New York. No word on his talks with the Jimmy Fallon Show (yet).
Now at Lunch & Recess, Jackson is very proud to continue developing relationships with clients and partners who value the creative and the tenacity that goes in to making it all happen. At once.