Doug Zanger

Editor, Writer, and Voiceover in Tigard, Oregon

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Doug Zanger is a creative bohemian from Portland, Oregon -- and a little North(west) of usual.

His most important job? Being a father to a seven year old boy with endless energy, a four year old girl with equal amounts of energy and husband to a woman who clearly is among the most patient on the planet.

During the day, Doug is North America Editor at Large for The Drum where he covers sports/sports marketing in North America and brands, agencies, work and technology in the Western US and Canada. Most recently, Doug finished up an 8-year run at Advertising Week — where he led year-round content and special partner projects with some of the world's largest and most well-known brands, agencies and technology companies.

He also does other various creative, content, marketing and social projects for a roster of clients that spans both US coasts and Europe.

During this 20 year creative journey, Doug has taken home some decent hardware, been a jury president for the London International Advertising Awards, on the Radio Mercury Awards and New York Festivals juries among others.

One of Doug's greatest professional joys is doing voice work. He has contributed to a wide-range of brands including Nike, Starwood, Intel, Cisco, SAP, Jiffy Lube, Kroeger, the Port of Portland and a handful of other technology/startups. He is the narrator of Liquid Edge, a water action-sports show debuting in 2016 and was the voice of Patrick Henry in an 2006 educational film that did not result in a BAFTA nomination.

Another great professional adventure is teaching. Doug was an adjunct at Mt. Hood Community College and taught at the University of Oregon School Of Journalism and Communication.

A native of Minnesota, Doug spent his high school years in suburban Philadelphia, his college days in Denver and London, and has called Portland home for the past 23 years.

Doug is a Friend of Caldera, an arts organization founded by Dan Wieden that develops arts and creativity programs for underserved youth in Oregon. He also is on the Board of Directors of the Portland Advertising Federation.

  • Education
    • University of Denver