Jordan Zimmerman is Founder, Chairman and architect of the Zimmerman Advertising Empire, one of the top 10 largest advertising agencies in the world with published billings in excess of $4 billion.
Jordan founded his company in 1984 working tirelessly, personifying an insane commitment to be the best. Jordan trademarked his own term, “Brandtailing®”- a maverick combination of long-term brand building and short-term sales boosting that delivers measurable results. Jordan believes it is not about the output of the creative work but the outcome of the creative work.
Jordan Zimmerman is known as “Advertising’s Bad Boy” and his list of winning clients is a “who’s who” of the retail world. His is the firm that is behind such great brands as AutoNation, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Planet Fitness, Office Depot, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Yuengling, City Furniture, Dunkin’ Donuts, Hair Cuttery, Five Below, Michaels Arts and Crafts, McDonald’s, Nissan, Think About Your Eyes, Essilor, Kay Jewelers, JetBlue Vacations, Ashley Furniture, Sam’s Club, and Lumber Liquidators.
Highly respected within the advertising world, Jordan is often asked to address industry groups and participate in panel discussions across the country.
April of 2015 brought perhaps the most prestigious honor that any American could ever dream of being awarded. Jordan was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished
Americans. This tremendous honor is bestowed upon individuals who triumphed over adversity in their lives and achieved success despite obstacles placed in front of them.
With a donation of 10 million dollars from the Jordan Zimmerman Family Foundation, he established, and continues to support, the University of South Florida Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications and it’s unrivaled Zimmerman Advertising Program. Jordan has had a hands-on approach in building the curriculum to become one of the largest and best-earned advertising programs and degrees in the United States of America. When Jordan Zimmerman took over the program only 12 percent of students received jobs in the advertising field upon graduation. Ten years later, 88 percent of students are getting jobs in the field upon graduation.
Jordan was appointed by the Governor of Florida for two terms to the Board of Trustees at the University of South Florida where he served as the Chair of the Board.
In 2017, Nova Southeastern University awarded Jordan an honorary degree of Doctorate in Business Administration for being a proficient leader in business and for his significant philanthropic efforts. Currently, he serves on the Cleveland Clinic of Florida Board of Trustees.