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People remember the unexpected

At WONGDOODY we find the overlooked truths that shift conversations, shatter expectations and disrupt convention. We’re looking for clients brave enough to join us and smart enough to know this is the only way to break through and get people to buy things.

WONGDOODY was founded in 1993. Our 150 employees in Seattle and LA use the unexpected to get some pretty remarkable results for our clients. Along the way, we’ve become one of the most awarded independent advertising agencies on the West Coast, as well as one of the best places to work.

Using our super powers for good

Years ago, Tracy Wong attended a First Nations circle where an elder asked him what he did for a living. He said advertising. She responded, “Your medicine is very powerful. Your messages, your words are broadcast to millions of people. You must be very careful with them.”

We interpreted that to mean our industry is our “super power.” Our influence is huge and mighty. And we bear the responsibility of that influence to help ready the next generation of creative leaders.

Starting this year, WONGDOODY is providing a total of $10,000 in scholarships to promising undergrad or graduate students in advertising to support the next generation of female creative leaders. To learn more, click here.

our leadership

Tracy Wong

Chairman

With over 300 creative awards to his credit, including work in the Clio Hall of Fame, Tracy is among the most honored in the advertising business. He is a former Marketer of the Year for the American Marketing Association/NW and was awarded the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal for lifetime achievement.

Pat Doody

President Emeritus

Pat cofounded WONGDOODY in 1993 with Tracy Wong. Pat spent the formative part of his career on Madison Avenue working with Procter & Gamble and Lever Brothers. Pat is a four-time Gold Winner of the American Marketing Association’s Effie Award, a national honor for sales effectiveness.

Ben Wiener

Chief Executive Officer

Ben began his career at WONGDOODY as an intern shortly after the agency’s founding. Over the last 19 years he has overseen the growth of the agency, the launch of its Los Angeles office and the expansion of its digital marketing practice. Ben also experienced 60 minutes of fame — versus the standard 15 — by appearing twice on the game show “Jeopardy!” (once as a returning champion).

Pam Fujimoto

Executive Creative Director

With more than 13 years of experience developing creative solutions for global brands, Pam is responsible for the creative vision of our Los Angeles office. She’s collected awards from Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show and Communication Arts, and was a judge for the 2013 Communications Arts Advertising Annual. This is Pam’s second time at WONGDOODY — her first job was as an art director in our Seattle office.

Skyler Mattson

Managing Director

Skyler is responsible for the management of our Los Angeles office. She has built her career cultivating relationships with clients across a range of categories, from consumer package goods to technology to entertainment. She oversees efforts for our biggest L.A. clients including The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Cedars-Sinai, and Scion.

Knox Duncan

Managing Director

Knox is responsible for the management of our Seattle office. Having built his career in strategy, media, and research, he has made a habit of developing business-changing insights for global brands such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Levi’s, Susan G. Komen Foundation For The Cure and Nike.

Megan Blacksher

Senior Director, Human Resources

Megan brings more than 18 years of HR experience to WONGDOODY. Her focus is on two things: finding great people to join our company and helping those folks turn this into the best job they’ve ever had. Megan loves people, and loves to make them laugh. She keeps that laughter and sense of fun ingrained in the WONGDOODY culture.

Steve Orenstein

Chief Financial Officer

Steve is responsible for the financial health and growth of WONGDOODY. After starting his career in the mailroom of Y&R’s Madison Avenue office, Steve went on to guide exponential growth at 72andSunny as they grew from 30 to 500 staffers. Orenstein was an integral part of building 72andSunny’s celebrated agency culture with the implementation of Free Food Fridays, in which he grilled lunch for the entire LA office.