BRIAN ELLIOT & MORITZ GRUB
CEO AMSTERDAM WORLDWIDE AND CEO AMSTERDAM BERLIN
Among the founding rebels of today's advertising agency model, Brian is one of a handful of modern Madmen credited with putting Amsterdam on the international advertising map.
Born in Quebec, Brian lived and worked in Germany, Costa Rica and Iran before settling in the Netherlands, where he is now based as the CEO and founder of Amsterdam Worldwide and Amsterdam Berlin.
Some of his more fashionable assignments over the years have included launching elle.com, propelling niche sneaker brand Onitsuka Tiger to international cult status, launching ASICS’ new AYAMI clothing brand for female runners, and creating a documentary on fashion blogger Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, to headline a high profile microchip launch for Intel.
In the process, Brian has brought the fashion world to technical platforms, and made the technical world a bit more fashionable.
The creative leader of Amsterdam Berlin started out at Jung v. Matt Hamburg in 2003.
He then spent an extended period abroad, where he worked in numerous agencies in London, Copenhagen, New York, Cape town and Amsterdam. 2011 he returned to Germany and worked as a creative director at Heimat Berlin from 2011 till 2014.
2015 he founded Amsterdam Berlin in partnership with the long time international creative agency Amsterdam Worldwide.
Now he creates popular culture with a group of very talented young people in Berlin Kreuzberg.