About Hank Blank


Hank runs Blank and Associates. Core competencies include providing advertising and marketing solutions for companies as a virtual agency, new business development, and agency selection for companies needing new advertising, PR and interactive resources.

Hank has 25 years of advertising and marketing experience forged on a broad range of packaged goods, consumer and franchised accounts throughout North America. This has provided him with strategic packaged good skills combined with retail responsiveness.

Hank was classically trained at big agencies on the East Coast.

Hank began his career at DDB Needham in Toronto working on the McDonald’s restaurants account.

He later joined J. Walter Thompson where he worked for 10 years in Toronto and Chicago.

Hank then ran the Domino’s Pizza business at Ross Roy advertising in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 4 years.

In 1992 he moved to California where he was Executive Vice President and Partner with Townsend & O’Leary advertising in Orange County.

Hank has developed his expertise on a number of major brands, including CENTURY 21, Kellogg’s, Warner Lambert, S. C. Johnson, Unocal, Sempra Energy, divisions of Revlon and Campbell Soup, Burger King, Subway, Scott Paper, Labatt’s Breweries, St. Joseph Health System among others.

Hank has two children that live with him. Both are available for adoption.

Hank’s interests include working out, yoga, and a broad range of cultural interests.

Hank has run 6 Marathons but doesn’t really know why.

Hank comes from a long line of nomads and was born in Toronto, Canada. His sister was born in Beirut, Lebanon and his brother in Warsaw, Poland.

Hank is on the Board of Art and Creativity for Healing a local non-profit that uses art to heal children and other people in need.

He was nominated to be Volunteer of the Year for OC in 2003.

Visit www.hankblank.com for more.


11 thoughts on “About Hank Blank

  1. hankblank

    Sorry that I didn’t see this old post and you may have gone on in your journey. I worked with a non profit in Laguna Niguel http://www.art4healing.com which used art to help with grief processing.

    The one thing that I have learned on my journey is that your terrible grief is testimony to the person who has gone to a better place.

    Take care.


  2. Caroline

    Hi Hank,

    Just stumbled onto your blog after an article of yours appeared in my inbox from linkedin’s UWO Alum.

    Enjoyed your article and blog, and had to laugh at what you say about marathon running. Isn’t it true it’s one of those things we do that have no reasonable explanation! I still love it anyway.

    Well, nice “meeting” you!


  3. Hi Hank,
    Kind of shy and nervous to leave a reply…actually, it is my first time to leave a reply on an expert’s blog >.<
    Very enjoyed your blog and post. I'm an international grad student studying in advertising at MSU. Your posts are so useful and inspiring to me!! I am your big fan now~

    Thank you for your informative articles,

  4. Sheila

    I just read, “Does it Hurt Your Career if Your Company Doesn’t Practice Social Media?” Could you email me your LinkedIn presentation?

    Thank you.

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