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Alec Brownstein
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Alec Brownstein is an advertising industry creative leader with professional experience at large New York City advertising shops like Young & Rubicam and BBDO, where he was the first junior copywriter hired without a portfolio in over a decade.

Alec has worked on and led creative teams on clients from Accenture to Zyrtec. He has created iPhone and Android apps. He has written and directed short films. He has even written jingles for Superbowl commercials.

In the process, Alec has won every creative advertising award, including numerous Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show Pencils, and the Webby Award and People’s Voice Webby for Online Guerilla and Innovation. The Art Director's Club has designated him a "Young Gun," one of the top 50 creatives in the world under the age of 30. He has appeared on the CBS Early Show, ABC News, BBC, Channel 4 UK, NPR All Things Considered, and hundreds of others.

Alec is also the co-author of the bestselling humor books 50 Relatives Worse Than Yours (Bloomsbury) and 50 Days Worse Than Yours (Bloomsbury).

Recently, Alec achieved national and international press coverage for The Google Job Experiment, the innovative method he used to acquire his current job.

Alec is available for speaking engagements and freelance consulting, and his work can viewed at

Blog Entries by Alec Brownstein

Let the Profiling Begin!

Posted November 13, 2010 | 13:54:56 (EST)

Newly re-elected Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 back in April of 2010. The law essentially obligates Arizona police officers to stop and ask for US citizenship documentation from anyone who looks Latino, thereby making the assumption that appearing Mexican makes a person a potential illegal immigrant.

A lot...

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Steroids: Baseball's Misunderstood Savior

Posted May 8, 2009 | 13:37:51 (EST)

Let's get off A-Rod's back. It's not his fault that his name lends itself way too easily to the hilarious "A-Roid." In fact, let's give all the steroid taking athletes a break. I'm talking about "Juicin'" Giambi, Manny "Roid-mirez," Barry "Captain McRoidsalot" Bonds, and all the rest. Critics may describe...

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Air Obamas

Posted October 31, 2008 | 14:06:50 (EST)

Barack Obama has already inspired high fashion on the runways of Milan. Now, New York City artist Jayson Atienza is bringing Obama style to the world of sneakers.

I'm sure Obama could use them when he's playing hoops, but I think they'd be a cool accessory for the...

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Canada Seems Nice

Posted October 29, 2008 | 19:20:14 (EST)

If McCain wins this election, I'm leaving the country. I know a lot of people are saying that, but I won't leave because I fear a McCain-Palin White House. Don't get me wrong, that would really, really suck. But I've survived eight years of Bush-Cheney, so I'm pretty sure that...

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Lady Liberty Wants You to Vote

Posted October 10, 2008 | 12:24:37 (EST)

You know that the race is heating up when the household night lights start discussing it. In this video, Lady Liberty discusses "The War," George W. Bush, and why you should vote this year.

Don't forget to add Lady Liberty as your friend on Facebook.

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I am Freaking the F--K Out

Posted October 2, 2008 | 19:22:49 (EST)

I am not a very political person. I mostly vote Democrat, but I'm not a psycho about it. If there's a good Republican out there, sure, I'll vote for him. I certainly have never been vocal about the political process before now. As you can see, my...

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Posted May 4, 2007 | 14:02:01 (EST)

You're not Harvard material. Or maybe you are, but you just don't know it yet. Keep reading. Applications to Harvard have reached an all time high. This year, 22,955 students applied for undergraduate admission, and a mere 2,058 were accepted. Droves of high school valedictorians were turned away, as if...

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