Young Ones Student Awards

The Young Ones competition is one of the most acclaimed advertising, interactive and design student competitions. It has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1986.

2019 Young Ones Brief Jury

David Haan

Executive Director

The Creative Circus


Dave is the Executive Director of the Creative Circus, a leading portfolio school in Atlanta. He has been there for ten years. Prior to that he spent three decades in the advertising industry. He is a student of advertising history and has accumulated quite a few war stories of his own during long stints with FCB, McCann Erickson and Earle Palmer Brown, and postings in Chicago, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Detroit and LA. Dave has had the pleasure of working with clients such as, Coors, Molson, Mazda, General Mills, Nestle, S.C. Johnson and Visa and he was part of the development of the “Pure Michigan” campaign.

Dave grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan has a Master’s in Advertising from Michigan State and has taught Advertising Strategy and Campaigns courses at Michigan State, Illinois and Cal State Fullerton. He and his wife Andrea have a son, two daughters, and a ragdoll cat. Dave is a huge sports fan who has attended most major sporting events, none of which have ever included his beloved Detroit Lions.




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