Tom Monahan’s Advertising Accomplishments

  • Tom was a founding partner of Leonard/Monahan in Providence, RI, and served as president and executive creative director for 15 years.
  • Key advertising awards: One Show, CA, New York Art Director’s, Clio, New England’s Hatch Awards (including Best of Show), New England Broadcasting; also won an Emmy for TV editorial writing.
  • Leonard/Monahan’s key creative accomplishments during Tom’s tenure: top ten nationally at CA and One Show many times; top agency overall at Hatch five times, including two times Best of Show; plus two Best of Show honors at New England Broadcasting.
  • Leonard/Monahan was named New England Agency of the Year 1987.

  • Key clients for whom he has created and creative directed: Lotus, Keds, Nuk/Gerber, Polaroid, Sylvania, Hewlett-Packard.
  • MVP of ADWEEK’s New England creative all-stars in 1988.
  • Tom was honored by The Wall Street Journal with a full page in the long-running creative leaders series.
  • He has lectured for over fifteen years for The Wall Street Journal, ADWEEK, AD AGE and other professional organizations.
  • Major shows Tom has Judged: CA, One Show, New York Art Director’s Club, Clio, plus Bessies and Marketing Awards in Canada and over 30 regional and local shows throughout the US.
  • Former board member of The One Club in New York and The Advertising Club of Greater Boston.
  • Named one of the top 10 copywriters by ADWEEK.
  • Tom has given speeches and workshops to over 50 advertising professional organizations from Hong Kong to Iceland, Anchorage to San Juan, Minneapolis to Richmond, Sioux Falls to Hartford and a few points in between.
  • Tom was the regular advertising columnist for Communication Arts magazine for over a decade.
  • Through Before & After Tom has served dozens of the ad industry’s top agencies and ad departments in many of the world’s top companies.




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