Clay Weiner’s performance-driven comedic style and indie spirit permeate all of his creative efforts, from commercials to online shorts and more. A graduate of Columbia University where he studied philosophy, Clay began his advertising career as a writer at Cliff Freeman & Partners, then later spent time at Publicis New York, BBH New York and Wieden + Kennedy Portland. Clay also worked as a writer for Conan O’Brien’s late night show and for The Onion.
As a commercial director, Clay’s original comedic vision has lent itself to edgy and impactful spots that resonate with a wide audience. He is well known for having written and directed the award-winning Bud Light “Dude” campaign for DDB Chicago, which has garnered over 38 million online views and counting. The spot earned him a 2008 Young Director Award at Cannes and was named as one of the ten best beer commercials from the past 15 years by The One Show in 2011. His “Double Impact” spot for Liquid Plumbr was named Ad Age’s Viral Video of the Year in 2012. Clay’s most recent work includes spots for Netflix, Infiniti, Comcast, Nike, the California Lottery, ESPN (starring Steph Curry), Sonic (starring Kevin Durant), and consecutive holiday campaigns for Hallmark.
In addition to his spot work, Clay is known for his witty independent online shorts, including Emmy-nominated “The Christmas Tree.” He has also published an award-winning book of photography, TRY-ONs, which tracks his transformation into over 140 eccentric characters.