Current role:
CCO john st
since 2017



At age 18, Cher quit school to sell hand painted ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ t-shirts to drunken tourists – true story. As sales exceeded expectations, diversification was a natural next step in her selling-things-to-drunk-people proposition. She found success in several other market segments, most notably marketing hand painted lighters shoved into tiny cowboy boot keychains to drunken cowpeople. One-to-one sales had their limitations however and she soon applied her street, agricultural fair and mall kiosk hustle to an advertising career.

Cher has worked all around the equator. Starting in Toronto, then moving on to Vancouver, followed by the next 7 years in Singapore, working on international campaigns for over 172 markets often being dispatched to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Auckland and Melbourne. Returning to her home town of Montreal due to dengue fever and homesickness she spearheaded the integration of Montreal’s NolinBBDO, a notable local design firm and a traditional advertising agency, while introducing the newly formed union’s digital offering. That’s when she started messing around with the idea of co-creation. She’s kind of obsessed with it now and it’s at the core of the way she works in her current role as john st.’s CCO.

Along the way, cars, beers, packaged goods, travel services, phones and lots of other stuff was sold, awards were won, juries were judged but the hustle has never left her. Oh, and she did go back to school, because her mom said she needed a degree.

campbellcher@gmail.com