Award-winning writer, director and speaker
Sam Pond is an award-winning writer, director and speaker in the worlds of radio and television advertising. A past senior level creative at some of the top ad agencies in the country (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Hal Riney & Partners, Chiat/Day), Sam was also founder and creative director of Blazing Paradigm, a thirty-person strategic entertainment company, which developed advertising and branded content for a variety of clients, including The North Face’s award-winning documentary series, Expeditions. (By the way, Sam coined the tagline, “Never Stop Exploring” for The North Face.)
Sam is a published author, active playwright, and teacher of comedic performance and writing.
Before advertising, Sam was an Equity actor and director, working in repertory theaters and off-Broadway. Most notably, he was a principal actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland (when it won the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater.