Founder and Chief Strategy & Creative Officer
DCX Growth Accelerator
Doug Cameron is founder and chief creative officer of DCX, a 10-person creative and strategic agency headquartered in Brooklyn with offices in Madrid. Founded in 2015, DCX was named Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, Silver, across all sizes and regions in 2019. Also in 2019, DCX’s “Palessi” campaign for Payless Shoes won Ad Age Small Agency Campaign of the Year, Experiential, Gold, and DCX’s “Bulletproof Schools” effort for gun safety won Ad Age Campaign of the Year, Pro Bono, Silver.
DCX’s unique business model requires the agency to put 20% of its profits into Situationist art pranks that advance social causes. The agency’s work has been featured nationally on the likes of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Ellen, ESPN and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
DCX’s clients include P&G, William Grant, Fiverr, Indeed, Beech-Nut Baby Food, Mastercard, The Rockefeller Foundation, King Arthur Flour, BurgerFi, Affinity Pet Food and Pay Up Climate Polluters.
Cameron co-authored the book “Cultural Strategy,” which was published by Oxford University Press and has been described as one of the most influential books in marketing. Before DCX, he founded Amalgamated, an agency that he and his partners built to $150 million in billings. Cameron spent his first seven years in advertising at Cliff Freeman & Partners. Before that, he traveled the world as a street musician, performing for the likes of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Frida Lyngstad of Abba and David Ogilvy. Cameron is a graduate of Dartmouth College, an avid cyclist and a skilled bagpiper.