Howard Belk

Co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Leadership, based in New York

Howard Belk is Co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Siegel+Gale. During his tenure with the firm, it has nearly quadrupled in size and become one of the most respected and largest strategic branding firms in the world.

Over the past 25 years he has served scores of Fortune 500, C-Suite clients, helping them compete and win by leveraging simplicity to activate customers and employees.

As Siegel+Gale’s Chief Creative Officer, Howard challenges design teams across the globe to bring humanity to brands. “Doing this for dynamic global organizations,” he notes, “requires supreme simplicity.”

A prominent figure in the industry, Howard has led global branding programs in every sector, receiving international recognition and numerous awards. He sees an extraordinary future for organizations at the nexus of change in health, energy, technology and communications. His work includes programs for Pfizer, CVS Health, ConocoPhillips, Aramco, United Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, SAP, Qatar Telecom, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Howard is frequently quoted by the media regarding branding and design issues, and speaks at conferences on topics ranging from the influence of brand on talent to why people pay more for simpler experiences.

Howard earned a bachelor of fine arts at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, where he later served as a guest professor. He completed Omnicom’s Senior Management and Graduate Management Programs at Babson College in 2007. He is a Trustee on the Board of University of the Arts and an outside Director of apparel manufacturer Kahn Lucas Lancaster.

You can follow Howard on Twitter: @howardbelk


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September 10th, 2012


Hosted in Washington D.C., ADWKDC brings together the marketing and advertising community for a week of networking and discussion of the latest trends and technologies in the industry. On Tuesday, September 11, hear from Siegel+Gale co-CEO Howard Belk as he participates in a panel discussion on "Brand Strategy War Stories, When It All Went Wrong." Howard will be joined by some of the best in the branding field as they each tell their war stories and share how they approached and solved their clients problems.

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