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Akil Gibbs '06

Akil Gibbs Strategy Supervisor at PHD, Marketing and Advertising

Akil has worked in advertising since 2007 and went into media planning in 2011. With a B.A. from University of the Pacific - School of International Studies he honed his undergraduate interdisciplinary skills at the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter, where he earned his M.S. in Mass Communication in Brand Strategy.


As a media planner he's worked on brands like Microsoft, Black Rock, Symantec, Mini Cooper, and Phillips 66. Currently, he's the first media planner hire at Traction, an independent creative agency based in San Francisco. Akil previously managed media strategy, execution, and measurement on new challenger brands like ökocat cat litter, Forge Rock, and California Bank and Trust.