Aaron Starkman

Aaron Starkman

Partner, Creative Director at Rethink Communications Inc., Toronto
North York, Kanada


Aaron Starkman is the only Canadian creative to have won gold lions at Cannes for at least 3 different clients. He is currently Partner and Creative director at Rethink in Toronto. Since his arrival at Rethink, Aaron has led the agency to work that resulted in NBC News, The Huffington Post and others referring to the agency as "viral specialists". The Cannes Lions winning Molson passport fridge, the Cannes Lions winning UBER Breathalyzer and Jimmy Kimmel's favourite, gay rights "Luge" commercial have totalled more than two billion media impressions. Before joining Rethink in 2012, Aaron made his mark at Zig/CP+B writing for, and later heading up the agency's creative department as its Chief Creative Officer. While there, he helped the agency rank in the top five in Canada for nine straight years – one of only two agencies to maintain such success. Some highlights along the way: "Prison Visitor" - The most internationally awarded cleaning product commercial in Canadian history for Vim; Canada's first ever media gold lion in Cannes for Corus; Canada's first radio gold in Cannes for ikea - for an ad in a long standing campaign that's been deemed the most successful in Canadian history according to ipsos. As a by-product of these awards, Aaron became the only advertising writer in the world to have won Gold at Cannes in film, radio and media. Other than industry accolades, Aaron’s work has been singled out by the mainstream press(most recently Buzzfeed named an ad of his the # 1 commercial in the history of the Cannes ad festival). Even the odd celebrity like Ellen Degeneres, has taken notice declaring one of his tv spots as her 'favorite of all time' on her program. Aaron has been the keynote speaker here in Canada and as far away as Seoul, Korea. He has represented Canada as a juror at Festivals like the One Show and Cannes-where he served as Canada's youngest ever film/television juror.


Partner, Creative Director
Toronto, Kanada
2012 - Derzeit hier (8 years 6 months)
Chief Creative Officer
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
January 2010 - December 2011 (1 year 11 months)
Creative Director
ZiG Inc.
Toronto, Kanada
2002 - 2010 (8 years)
Executive Creative Director
Toronto, Kanada
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1998 - 1999 (1 year)


1995 - 1998 (3 years)

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