fbpx

Home » Roger Vilsack, “a creative force in the Washington advertising community for decades,” has died

Roger Vilsack, “a creative force in the Washington advertising community for decades,” has died

by | Aug 18, 2023

Roger Vilsack, a product of the ‘Don Draper’ era of advertising, has died. He was 81 years old.

According to his obit, Wilsack led an influential career that began in the 1960’s and took him from Pittsburgh to Ft. Lauderdale to Washington, DC. The Emmy-winning director was a creative force in the Washington advertising community for decades. His legacy includes many of the region’s top creative directors and film production professionals whom he inspired and mentored with humor and joy every day. He made his mark at HJK&A as Creative Director and Executive Vice President where key clients included U.S. Savings Bonds, U.S. Coast Guard and National Institutes of Health. In 1989 Roger formed Vilsack Productions, a full-service film production agency with unique capabilities in conceptual and creative development.

Vilsack was recognized in “Who’s Who in Advertising” and “Creative People of Note”. His creative commercial work included Advertising Age’s 100 Best TV commercials four times and earned multiple Clio, One Show, and New York International Film Festival awards. His national Emmy was the first ever awarded for a public service announcement.

 

 

 

About the Author

Capitol Communicator

Capitol Communicator is a unique online and offline resource for Mid-Atlantic advertising, marketing, public relations, digital and media communications professionals. The e-magazine, e-newsletters and events bring together communications professionals, fostering community and providing important information; news; trends; education; and opportunities for networking, career enhancement, business exchange and showcasing great work. Visit www.capitolcommunicator.com to learn more.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Sponsors

Brand Creep

Don't tell the lawyers

CAPITOL COMMUNICATOR CAREER CENTER SEARCH RESULTS (JOBS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS)

MEDIA KIT

Recent Comments

Categories

Events

 

SUBSCRIBE