Jeremy Holden

President / Chief Strategy Officer

Jeremy Holden, President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Partner, has more than 30 years of industry experience leading and shaping some of the world’s best-known brands in Europe and the United States. He leads the agency’s integrated strategy team, which includes brand and connection strategy, analytics, social media monitoring, and strategy functions.

Prior to Clean, Jeremy served as Chief Strategy Officer at Publicis Kaplan Thaler in New York and Head of Strategy at McKinney. He also spent multiple years as the strategic leader for Audi of America and was a member of Audi’s global marketing council. Additional noteworthy global account experience includes Travelocity, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, P&G, Merck, Lenovo, Citigroup, L’Oréal, Nestlé, Nasdaq, Coldwell Banker, Sherwin-Williams, Guinness, and Seagram’s.

In addition to being a writer and regular contributor for media outlets such as CNN, NPR, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post, Jeremy is the author of four successful books, including his latest novel, Halo of Power that launched in March 2019. His other books are Second That Emotion, a nonfiction book about creating movements and powerful brand advocates; as well as Sea of Doubt and Valley of Time which along with Halo of Power, are part of a series of fiction novels centered on the advertising business. Jeremy is also an adjunct professor at UNC School of Media and Journalism and a board member for the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina.