2017 Rising Star
B.A. Journalism and Broadcasting Advertising and Public Relations '10
Wesley Young graduated in 2010 from Oklahoma State and the School of Media and Strategic Communications. Young began his career as an assistant digital media planner at Maxus Global in New York City. Within his first year, Young received a promotion and the company reorganized, allowing him the opportunity to become an integrated media planner.
In 2012, he began working for Wieden+Kennedy in New York as the first hire for Booking.com. Young helped launch the Canadian brand in the U.S. in 2013 and 2014. Because of his work for Booking.com, he was promoted to the position of media supervisor, overseeing media strategy for other clients such as The Gap and Clinique.
In October of 2015, Young moved abroad to work for Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, creating global media strategies for Corona, Mondelez International brands and Instagram.