Terry O'Reilly began his career as a copywriter for some of Canada’s top creative ad agencies. In 1990, he co-founded audio production company Pirate Radio & Television, which now has studios in Toronto and New York City. Terry has won awards from around the world for writing and directing. Marketing Magazine chose him as one of Canada’s “Most Influential” marketing people, he was named Canadian judge for the inaugural year of Radio at the 2005 Cannes Advertising Festival in France, and Radio Jury Chairman of the International Clio Awards in Miami. When he’s not creating advertising, he’s talking about it while hosting the award-winning CBC radio series, The Age of Persuasion. He co-wrote the best-selling book, The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture this year, published by Knopf Canada. Terry is a member of the Advisory Council for the Canadian Advertising Museum. The advertising industry has given Terry the Les Usherwood Lifetime Achievement Award, the Fritz Spiess Lifetime Achievement Award for Television, and inducted him into the Marketing Hall of Legends in January 2009. He has a wonderful wife and three lovely daughters. Who like some of his work.

Festival Events:
THE BIG IDEA: How Marketing Ate Our Culture
Sunday, April 25 @ 6:30
Mayfair Theatre

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