Archive for the ‘Pele Profiles’ Category

Yongchae Song has worked in the advertising/marketing industry for 11 years including companies like Media Venture Partners, Adworks, Aloha Tower Marketplace, and now as an Account Executive at This Week Magazine. Yong has been involved with Ad2 Honolulu for 6 years. He has held positions in Programs and Socials, Fundraising, and as Vice president and   Read More …

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Allan Payne is President and Creative Director of Payne Advertising. During the earlier years of his career, he worked in Nashville, Atlanta, and San Francisco before moving to Maui in 1996. Since in Hawaii, he’s been Creative Director of Gilbert & Associates (Hawaii’s largest outer-island agency) for many years, and was Creative Director of the   Read More …

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NAME:  Lori Kimura, the 2012 AAF Hawaii, Ad Woman of the Year. EDUCATION: Born and raised in Palolo Valley. A product of the public school system – Kaimuki High School (with Janice Kekoa!).  Graduated from the University of Hawaii earning a BBA in Marketing. FIRST JOB OUT OF COLLEGE:  Aid for Ben Cayetano (Hawaii State   Read More …

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Paul Lam is the Marketing Manager for Media and PR at Servco Pacific Inc. He currently manages the media buying and public relations for in-house clients such as the Toyota Dealers of Hawaii, Lexus Dealers of Hawaii, Scion Dealers of Hawaii, Subaru Dealers of Hawaii and Servco’s Corporate Office division. He is the Governor of   Read More …

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Lowell Gillia, who often dreams of getting a promotion to fry cook at a fast food joint, is currently the head custodian at Design Asylum Inc. Equipped with over 20 years of experience in the design field, he and his team have garnered a client list that includes a roster of local, national and international clientele such   Read More …

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Brian Watanabe is an associate creative director at MVNP. He’s worked as a copywriter at ad agencies in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York on clients including AT&T, the Oakland A’s, Nikon, Wendy’s and Mastercard. At MVNP he’s worked on the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, McDonald’s Hawaii and Hawaiian Telcom. He’s won awards at   Read More …

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In 1999, David Ciano was given a choice to dust sand off Baywatch Hawaii’s female stars or move to San Francisco and pursue a career in advertising. After an arduous decision-making process, he packed his bags and headed to San Francisco, where he worked as a copywriter at SF agencies (Foote Cone & Belding and   Read More …

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Brent Shiratori is the Director of Strategic Planning, Account Management at Matsumoto & Clapperton. He’s held positions at Starr Seigle, Laird Christianson, and Communications Pacific. In 2006, he moved to San Francisco, where he worked on The Walt Disney Company, VISA and HP. In 2010, he returned to Hawaii to bring the skill sets he   Read More …

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Ryan Kawamoto, the 2012 AAF-Hawaii Ad Man of the Year, is a television and film director represented by Kinetic Productions. He’s been there since 2002 and has won numerous Pele Awards for clients such as McDonald’s of Hawaii, HVCB, and the Aloha United Way. In 2007, he directed a trailer for the ‘Ohina Film Showcase   Read More …

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Organizations

  • AAF Hawaii
  • Ad 2 Honolulu