A 2007 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, Johnny Dantonio credits his experience as an English major with a concentration in creative writing for jumpstarting his career in the advertising industry. As creative director at Anomaly an agency in New York, Dantonio wrote the heartwarming Budweiser Super Bowl ad “Puppy Love.” The ad earned one of the most coveted advertising honors, the top spot in USA Today’s consumer-judged Ad Meter for Super Bowl commercials. Dantonio also contributed to 2013’s winning ad, “Brotherhood.”
Dantonio and his team at Anomaly do most of the international advertising for Budweiser. In addition to Budweiser, Anomaly handles most of the advertising for Converse, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Renaissance Hotels, Captain Morgan, as well as a number of projects with Google, P&G, and international beverage supplier Diageo.
The Alumni Promise Award recognizes alumni no older than 40 who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career, civic involvement, or both. This award is presented to acknowledge alumni who are making a mark early on in their career.