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Damian Bazadona

President & Founder

From the Super Bowl to Broadway’s biggest hits, Damian has joined the front lines of some of the world’s leading brands. In 2001, he founded Situation – a digital agency headquartered in New York City that helps brands build passionate communities.

Over the years, Damian has worked with many notable brands including Stoli Vodka, The Metropolitan Opera, HBO, Major League Soccer, Wicked, and the Ad Council. His consistently innovative work with clients like these earned him a spot on Variety’s Digital Marketing Impact Report in 2019. His agency has been honored with numerous workplace awards from Crain’s, Best Companies Group, Cynopsis, Digiday, and Fortune. Cynopsis also honored Damian with the Social Good Leader of the Year and HR Visionary of the Year awards.

Outside of Situation, Damian acts as a speaker and thought leader. He has spoken at Advertising Week, Google, Clio Entertainment Creative Fest, the Rubin Museum of Art, BroadwayCon Industry Day, Trending Broadway, Columbia University, and NYU. Damian is also a co-founder of TEDxBroadway, the longest-running TEDx event in the country.

Additionally, Damian passionately invests in arts education and community involvement. In 2011, he founded Situation Project, a nonprofit that brings educational programming and immersive experiences to middle schoolers across NYC public schools. Situation Project was even invited to participate in the White House’s inaugural SouthxSouthLawn in 2016. Damian believes that the power of the human spirit is remarkable, and he brings that conviction into his company and to his clients.

Want to learn more about Damian? Click here to connect with him on LinkedIn. Check out his most recent articles on Medium, AdForum, Shots, Mandatory, and Muse by Clio. To hear him speak, watch him on stage at TEDxBroadway or listen to his podcast about triumphing over common workplace dilemmas, STUCK.

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