President, Global Health & Wellness
Jason Kahner is President of Grey Group’s Global Health & Wellness practice, responsible for creating Famously Effective work that permeates culture and drives brand growth for leading clients including GSK, Pfizer, Lilly, Fitbit, J&J, Galderma, 23&Me and many others.
His vision for the practice focuses on applying borderless creativity to unlock brand growth by unearthing unique health and wellness benefits for clients – whether they are firmly rooted in the category, playing in an adjacent industry, or looking to identify a new source of growth which could be ignited through the adoption of a wellness-oriented perspective.
Since his arrival at Grey in 2005, Jason has led award-winning teams across a variety of OTC and Rx global brands, including Sensodyne, Tums, Botox, Playtex, and GE Healthcare; as well as clients outside the category such as Microsoft, NFL, HSBC global banking, and US National Parks.
Prior to Grey, Jason was SVP/Director of Marketing at FCB, converting over $50M in new business from Coca Cola, Jamaica Tourism, and Roche/Genentech; and his earlier experience includes P&G, Kraft, Nabisco, Samsung, and AT&T Wireless.
Jason graduated from Duke University with a degree in Political Science. He is an ambassador for the Advertising Educational Foundation and regularly lectures at NYU, Duke, and Columbia universities. When he’s not in the office, he’s most likely to be found on a beach or on skis (depending on the season), along with his wife, Samantha, and their two children, Brady and Chloe…and their labra-dachshund, Stella (who doesn’t ski, but likes the beach).
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