Dana Severson, advertising director, Minneapolis
Born with a large forehead and natural ability to develop outrageously absurd ideas, Dana Severson was immediately drawn to the advertising industry at a very early age. Growing up, he'd often get caught sipping a three-finger apple juice (disguised as cognac), smoking candy cigarettes, dressed like his favorite superhero, David Ogilvy. Fast forward a few decades, and we find Dana (with a larger forehead) getting paid to develop outrageously absurd ideas as an advertising director and downing three-shot espressos. With a mind that doesn't turn-off, Dana has found therapy in his blog, The Official Real"ad"tor Awards and posting random advertising concepts on Twitter. He is available for sideshow demonstrations and Bill Bernbach impersonations.