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about sam


"Gosh, I sure hope someone is taking my picture..."

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about sam


"Gosh, I sure hope someone is taking my picture..."

Sam Pond has been doing this for over 30 years - discovering and directing voices that get listeners curious and leaning in. 

A one-time Shakespearean actor at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival (the Tony Award winning years), Sam went on to be a writer and creative director at some of the top ad agencies in the country - Chiat/Day, Hal Riney & Partners and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. Eventually Sam struck out on his own as founder, president and creative director of Blazing Paradigm, a thirty-person strategic entertainment company. In his spare time, Sam is an active playwright and a teacher of comedic performance and writing. 

Sam has been honored with hundreds of awards in his career, including the One Show, the Clio Awards, Obies, Cannes, London International Awards, Communication Arts, San Francisco Show, National Radio Mercury Awards and the prestigious Howard Gossage Award for Copywriting. Sam was the first and only person in the history of New York’s One Show to win Best of Show with a radio campaign. And most recently he won the $1,000,000 National EAR Awards in New York.

Sam still writes, produces and directs wonderful stuff at Pond Creative

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