Nader Ashway, Moddern
Nader Ashway is principal and creative director of the agency Moddern. Prior to co-founding Moddern, he ran Ashway Group, a boutique branding and marketing agency focused on small to midsize businesses and startups. Over a 28-year career, Nader has developed award-winning ads, strategies and programs for consumer and b-to-b brands including Advertising Age, American Express, BMW, Citibank, Samsung, UNICEF, WIRED and many others. Currently, he’s focused on integrating multiple platforms for clients in research, financial services, hospitality, and various forms of healthcare services and medical devices. In addition to his creative and strategy responsibilities, Nader is very active in student and young professional mentoring. He has served as a creative judge for numerous awards shows around the country, and has most recently served as a judge for the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) presented by AAF. Nader has made television appearances in New York and around the world to discuss brands and advertising, has written marketing and advertising articles for several publications and blogs, maintains his own marketing education blog, and is currently authoring his first book on consumer behavior. Nader is also a graduate professor of Integrated Marketing Communications at New York University.