Coming on the heels of his recent promotion to Managing Director, Brand & Social, Todd Lombardo has been invited to serve on The Shorty Awards’ Real Time Academy where he’ll judge the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and organizations that are transforming culture online and off. What happens on social media is changing the world and The Shorty Awards are one of the most prominent award shows of its kind, engaging an online audience of millions.
Todd’s well suited for the job. He began his advertising career in Manhattan, and shifted his focus to digital early on, understanding that the Internet was forever changing how people get informed, are entertained, connect with one another—and interact with brands. He has held leadership positions at Lowe & Partners, Deutsch and J. Walter Thompson in New York and Los Angeles, working on Mercedes-Benz, IKEA, Snapple, Verizon, Novartis, and Coors, among others, and also spent time client-side in Silicon Valley at Yahoo!. Todd has returned to agency life as Managing Director, Brand & Social at The Many on clients ranging from FX’s American Horror Story to Walmart, helping the agency evolve the way it approaches the discipline of advertising in today’s Modern Media Culture.
And we couldn’t see a better fit for the role!