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John Youngren

Vice President/Chief Content Officer

After working as a sportswriter and columnist, a radio talk show host, a TV critic and a corporate communications specialist, John found his way into the ad agency game and has been an integral part of the Love Communications team for more than 17 years. Here, he oversees public awareness accounts, PR and content development and has directed award-winning campaigns for many of the agency’s major clients, including Utah’s Lt. Governor’s Office, United Way of Salt Lake, SUWA, The Salt Lake Tribune, KSL-Channel 5, KTVX-Channel 4, the Utah Department of Health and City Creek Center, to name just a few. He also does a little copywriting, oversees some video production and dabbles in agency management. His oversight of media campaigns in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 has led to some 24 “Pollie” honors from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) over the years, including two “Best in Show” awards in 2017.

A University of Utah graduate with a degree in English and Communication, John is a previous member of the U’s Alumni Association Board of Directors, a previous president of the U’s Young Alumni Association Board of Directors and has served as an Associate Instructor for the U’s Department of Communication since 2014. (In 2013, John was named “Professional of the Year” by AAF-Utah.) Fun fact: John has moderated more than 750 Monday-morning staff meetings at Love Communications, an Iron Horse-type of career mark that will never be eclipsed.