Geno Schellenberger

Associate Director of Growth & Comms at Havas Chicago. Founder of Breaking and Entering Advertising.

Geno Schellenberger is Campaign Magazine's Young Advertiser of the Year and leads communications at Havas Chicago, a full-service, award-winning advertising agency. His primary responsibility involves branding and expanding Havas. He directs PR efforts for all clients of Havas Chicago Village and oversees internal communications to foster a creative environment.

Additionally, Geno hosts the "Breaking and Entering Advertising Podcast," which is recognized as the leading podcast for advertising students and ranked as the second top advertising podcast worldwide.

In March 2020, at the onset of the pandemic, he launched the podcast to assist aspiring advertisers in navigating and flourishing within the industry. Through the podcast, he shares insights and advice from successful industry figures, including Greg Hahn, founder of Mischief; Seth Gaffney, founder of Preacher; Myra Nussbaum, President of Havas Chicago; Rob Schwartz, Chair at TBWA\NY Group; and other luminaries from numerous advertising agencies.

After producing over 280 episodes, Geno releases a new podcast every Tuesday with the support of his team, Buchun Jiang, Mikey Melarkey, and Cooper Colvig.

Outside of his professional endeavors at Havas and the podcast, Geno is pursuing a Master's in Strategic Brand Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

When not working or studying, he enjoys spending time over lattes with his friend Joseph.

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