Resume

Experience

  • Produced multiple campaigns, with budgets in excess of six million dollars, for Mercedes-Benz, working with award winning directors such as Dante Ariola, Mark Romanek, Noam Murro and The Coen Brothers

 

  • Produced highly rated Super Bowl commercials in 2017, 2015 and 2013 for Mercedes-Benz

 

  • Oversaw U.S. brand launch of smartUSA

 

  • Executed multiple campaigns working directly with ECD/Partner Andy Hirsch on Mercedes-Benz and Arby’s

 

  • Produced twelve rounds of creative for Arby's, through five creative director changes, bringing on board directorial talent such as Sam Bayer, Phil Joanou and Alison Maclean

 

  • Produced multiple viral films for Mercedes-Benz, some with over 15 million hits on YouTube

 

  • Supervised productions using freelance and associate producers

 

  • Produced projects for Mercedes-Benz, smart, Arby’s, Vanda, E-LOAN, Panasonic, Citigroup, New York Post, Ad Council, Glenfiddich, Showtime, HBO, tic-tac, Prevacid as well as others

 

  • Foreign production experience in multiple countries and continents

Employment 

  • Merkley + Partners, New York                                            Dec ‘99 – Present
    Senior Broadcast Producer

Education

  • Duke University                                                                    May ’99
    BA in Public Policy, Film Studies

Awards

  • 2015 Silver Clio
  • 2015 Cannes Lion Finalist
  • 2015 Nielsen Luxury Campaign of the Year
  • 2013 Gold Clio
  • 2013 Cannes Lion Finalist
  • 2013 AICE Best of NY
  • 2012 Bronze Clio
  • 2012 Bronze LIA
  • 2012 Gold IAAA
  • 2012 Nielsen Luxury Campaign of the Year
  • 2011 Silver IAAA
  • 2011 Bronze IAAA
  • 2010 Nielsen Luxury Campaign of the Year
  • 2010 Gold IAAA
  • 2005 Cannes Lion Finalist

Contact

  • akobak@gmail.com
  • 917.836.6206

References and additional work available upon request