Erin Callaci Jurew
Partner and CMO
Erin runs Next Street's communications activities and oversees the Agency practice that puts industry-leading capabilities to work for a diverse portfolio of clients.
Before joining Next Street, Erin was a founder and chief executive of Bitflip, an award-winning digital services firm she led with Curt Middleton and Ted Papoulas for most of a decade. Bitflip created digital media campaigns for clients that included Goldman Sachs, Pearson, Open Society Institute and The New Yorker. As Vice President, Account Director at Foote, Cone & Belding, she led teams of 30+ marketing, media and creative professionals on assignments from Marriott, Citibank and Planters Lifesavers. She began her career in the Education and Communications Department at Asia Society.
Erin has a BA in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an MA in East Asian Studies from Harvard. With her husband on bass, she is the lead singer in the Obo White band.
Digital Development Director
Ted helps Next Street clients create online properties that are more effective – and unforgettable. Beyond leading-edge technology chops, his training as an artist ensures that a digital user's experience will be uniquely rewarding.
Ted's career in digital development parallels the development of the Web itself, beginning in the 1990s. He was a founding partner of Bitflip, one of the early firms that led the way into online marketing. He helped train today's rising generation of web developers, teaching classes at both Pratt Institute and the New School in New York.
Ted has a BFA from Pratt. He is a painter and underwater 3D photographer.
Mindy brings a big agency perspective to the needs of Next Street's clients. She was one of the pioneers behind Ogilvy Earth, Ogilvy's groundbreaking sustainability practice. Add to that a life in advertising that extends across such diverse brands as Clairol, DHL, The Environmental Defense Fund, BlackRock and Coca Cola and you're looking at someone who understands how to identify opportunities for brands big and small because she's spent her career delivering them.
Mindy earned a BA from Tufts where she rowed crew. She is an avid marathoner and foodie.
Curt has a gift for helping brands make an indelible first impression – even if the brand has been around awhile. He is a master at using design to convey a new story at a glance – a feat he has performed for the History Channel, Ladies Home Journal, New York's legendary Plaza Hotel and, most recently, Media Innovation Group. Other clients seek him out to create unique brand identities, packaging, and websites that get prospects to stop, look, and engage. The hallmark of a Middleton solution is clarity; nothing gets in the way of the story that a Next Street client wants to tell.
Curt has a BA in American Studies from Stanford and an MS in Visual Communications from Pratt. He is the founder of Friends of Essaoute, a foundation that funds grassroots development projects in rural Senegal.
Eric has led creative battalions at Ogilvy & Mather and lived by his wits as founder of his own small agency. He has enjoyed unearthing unique truths for brands both global and local, from Dove, Delta Airlines and Tang to the New York Daily News, Weis Markets and Tunespring – plus a Who's Who of financial services, personal care, tech and media brands. In between, his pro bono efforts have raised money for dozens of causes close to his heart. Eric has won advertising's top awards for creativity and sales. His TV work has won a Gold Lion at Cannes and a Gold Pencil from the One Show, and his web work has been named Step Inside Design's Best of the Web.
Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and studied film at New York University. A frequent insomniac, he uses his spare time to enjoy independent films in the middle of the night.
Lisa brings ideas to life with design — online, on the printed page, on store shelves, in galleries and in peoples' homes.
Lisa has designed ad campaigns, websites, brand identities, and books. She has designed graphic installations, dishes, fabrics, and entire environments. Her pattern and color work has been featured in House Beautiful, Bon Appetit, Interior Design and Elle magazines. Before joining Next Street, Lisa was a senior designer at IconNicholson, with primary responsibility for Nestlé Waters' stable of six North American brands. People who think design is just about "pretty" should ask Lisa how she used design to increase sales and decrease customer service inquiries. Like the best in her field, she applies design as a method for solving problems.
Lisa has a BFA from Hampton University, and an MFA from Parsons. A knitter and seamstress, she keeps house with a human dog named Parker.
Michael's work is what people see and touch online. When Next Street people say, "We can create an app for that," they really mean Michael.
Michael began creating digital wizardry professionally when he was 20. He has developed web platforms and applications for local businesses, global businesses, nonprofit organizations and at least one state government. As an independent web designer and developer before joining Next Street, Michael worked with digital design legends at Walt Disney and Warner Brothers. Some of his client sites support communities of over 200,000 users and produce millions in revenue.
Director of Brand Strategy
Chris has a rare ability to discover patterns in oceans of information and weave them into actionable marketing strategies for clients and inspiring briefs for project teams. His background as both a brand strategist and creative director helps ensure that recommendations can be executed in the real world.
As Brand Strategist at Ogilvy & Mather, he helped marketers position their brands in a changing environment, articulate their organization's story, and align employees to new challenges. His clients included senior executives at SAP, Kimberly-Clark, Hospital for Special Surgery and American Express OPEN, the company's small business unit. Prior to becoming a strategy guy for the C-Suite, Chris headed a creative group, creating business-to-business campaigns for IBM, American Express, AT&T, United Technologies and FORTUNE magazine – along with consumer campaigns for Kimberly-Clark, Unilever and Hershey.
Chris holds a BA from Princeton. He is a folk singer and frequent contributor to Funny Times.