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David Everitt-Carlson has worked in the communications industry for more than 30 years. Graduating from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Corporate Communications. He founded Infinite Wisdom with inspiration from a colleague in 2009 with the goal of combining, creativity, logic, passion and superior business knowledge in a management consulting format capable of helping clients negotiate the demands of emerging markets. Mr. Carlson was first featured as a designer and writer in the New York Art Directors Show in 1982 and began a career of industry firsts with companies such as The Richards Group/Dallas (Americas largest independent privately held agency), Bozell & Jacobs/Dallas (American Airlines) and Earle Palmer Brown/Wash D.C. (Marriott). His work for American Airlines garnered four CLIO finalists followed by four more the following year for his work on Marriott and one for personal work for a total of nine CLIOs in two years. Moving to Chicago, David continued at Leo Burnett with performance driven work for Miller Brewing, Nintendo, Sony & Kellogg’s. He has been described by colleagues as a “Strategic eccentric”. “The most business oriented creative I’ve ever worked with” and “a lawyer poet” – all interestingly accurate. David was promoted to VP/Creative Director in 92 and moved to Korea in 95 as VP/Executive Creative Dirẹctor on the heels of his team’s Nintendo GameBoy adult campaign achieving both a Chicago Film Festival Gold Award and 2 ½ times the projected sales volume. He authored the theme Have You Had Your Fun Today? This campaign is now taught as a case study at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Illinois University. After two years with Burnett Korea, he formed Korea’s first 100% foreign invested advertising agency, CarlsonCreative, Inc, in 1997 and successfully competed against two major multinational agencies to win the British American Tobacco account. CarlsonCreative also served the Korean Ministry of Finance, Samsung, LG and Hyundai and received awards from the New York Art Directors Club, and The New York Festivals. He sold CarlsonCreative in 2003. David moved to Vietnam in 2005 and continued to consult in the communications business for Global 500 companies and Universities. His blog, The Wild Wild East Dailies, a cornucopia of new marketing, advertising, Korea, Vietnam, Paris, Africa, Germany , tech, art, music, conceptual design, architecture, political satire, plain old satire, global perspective, reflection, observation, social media, blogging, and just about anything else that happens to hit the fan on a particular day, is the most widely read of it’s kind in the region. His book, Wild Wild East, covers his time marketing in Asia. David's complete profile is available on LinkedIn and Xing. David Everitt-Carlson currently operates Infinite Wisdom from Saigon and consults on Marketing, New Media, Management Consulting and the opportunities of Web 2.0 and beyond, worldwide.

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