Doug Zanger

Editor, Writer, and Voiceover in Portland, 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 boy and girl with copious amounts of energy — and husband to a woman who clearly is among the most patient on the planet.

During the day, Zanger is Americas editor for The Drum, a leading, independent global marketing title based in the UK. He leads the Americas editorial team’s content activity in the growing region. He is committed to sharing the most meaningful stories that benefit the global industry and its people.

A Minnesota native, Zanger has covered a wide range of brands, issues and personalities, including Aloe Blacc, Seu Jorge, Wendy Clark, Susan Credle, Dan Wieden, Jeff Goodby and more. Zanger has also served as moderator at a number of marketing industry events and conferences.

Fiercely dedicated to diversity, equality and talent, he has interviewed several women in leadership roles through his Exceptional Women of the World podcast — and once had the rare opportunity to publicly ask Oprah Winfrey a question (that kind of stumped her).

Prior to The Drum, Zanger had 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. During that time, he interviewed a raft of leaders in advertising, marketing, brands and culture including Sir Richard Branson, Oliver Stone, Edward Burns and others. Prior to that, Zanger spent 9 years in radio, mostly as a creative director and almost 3 years at Nike.

Zanger still has his side hustle, including voiceover and voice acting, his biggest joy.

  • Education
    • University of Denver