General Manager, Chicago
After 20 years spearheading multi-faceted campaigns across both B2B and B2C, there’s nothing John Emmaneel can’t handle. His expertise is broad, deep and tremendously diverse, having successfully led cross-functional teams in the execution of multi-channel brand experiences for leading global brands in the automotive, manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, retail, gaming, and tech/mobile industries. You name it, John’s done it—on time, on budget and on scope: advocacy campaigns, sponsorship and consumer activations, product launches, press events, environmental design, and interactive video and digital experiences.
John’s comprehensive experience comes in handy in his dual role as InVison’s Director of Production and Managing Advisor for the company’s expanding Digital Practice. Based in the Chicago office, John leads his teams, focusing on strategically driving clients’ success across every communications platform.
John has a long history with InVision. Prior to taking the Production and Digital reins in 2017, he was Executive Producer in the San Francisco office where he executed complex campaigns for diverse clients such as Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coach and Genentech from 2006 to 2011. In the interim, he served as EP at Jack Morton Worldwide and VP of Production at Kenwood Experiences, where he orchestrated projects for clients from Google and Abbott Laboratories to Samsung and Visa. Put simply, John is a versatile leader whose track record inspires confidence in his team, his clients and his colleagues.
Although a California native, John is no stranger to the Windy City (he and his wife have a dog named Wrigley!). When he’s not expertly managing the production and digital arms for InVision, you can find him cycling, hiking, or playing the guitar. Every now and again, you can even hear him in his office, strumming out a tune to end the day.