'Fun stuff! I can't wait to see the movie. Can I write the screenplay?' --John Coveny, Co-Executive Producer/Writer, 'The Closer'
About the Author
A copywriter by trade, Steffan is perhaps best known for his provocative work on behalf of Altoids, The Curiously Strong Mints. Other highlights of his career include coauthoring the famous 'Not your father's Oldsmobile' campaign for General Motors and penning a commercial for Heinz featuring a teen-aged Matt LaBlanc. The spot won a Gold Lion at Cannes. (It also launched Joey's career, which he now appears to be un-launching.)
Now Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of one of the world's largest advertising concerns, Euro RSCG Chicago, Steffan is responsible for overall creative leadership and quality of the creative product. Prior to joining Euro RSCG, Steffan was Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of LBWorks (a Leo Burnett company), and earlier still Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett USA.
He is the recipient of advertising's most prestigious awards including a Kelly Award, Best of Show, and gold and silver awards at competitions such as the One Show, the Addy Awards, and the Cannes Lions Festival.
Steffan's short stories have been included in the 1994 and 1995 editions of New Voices in Poetry and Prose. His first novel, The Last Generation, was published by Inkwater Press. The story was later optioned by Touchstone Television for a TV series.