Director, Client Strategy

Jay Kerness

Just before setting a strategy so different yet so perfect that a campaign nearly builds itself, Jay often apologizes for wandering into “creative territory.” He’s been doing exactly that for 30 plus years — 12 of them working with Grafik. After getting his MBA from Harvard, Jay started his career in Chicago working for Leo Burnett and launching multi-channel marketing campaigns for huge national brands, such as General Motors, Keebler, and Mobile One. He continues to tackle the most daunting business challenges for clients such as U.S. Census Bureau, GTreasury, CarFax and Lockheed. 


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Three Men and a Baby
Lisa Kerness sitting under a tent
The Good Doctor
Long Live Rock sign
Hello Cleveland!
Picture of the Washington Nationals stadium scoreboard
Friday Night Lights


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