Ben Berkon is a freelance writer and advertising producer.
His writing has been consistently featured on Huffington Post, The Onion, Yahoo! Sports, Bleacher Report, Bloomberg Sports, SB Nation’s Amazin’ Avenue, Guy Speed, Medium, Contently, Brand Channel, Rising Apple, NewYork.com, and several other mainstream outlets and websites. Berkon particularly enjoys writing sports (baseball in particular), humor, tech, brand analysis, memoir, and food pieces.
In addition to writing, Berkon also has over three years of big brand, advertising production experience (and currently takes on freelance projects too). As a producer at Ogilvy & Mather, he produced broadcast, internet, and experiential projects for IBM, NASCAR, San Pellegrino, American Express, DuPont, Siemens, TD Ameritrade, Black Rock, Time Warner Cable, Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express, and many more recognizable brands.
In his free time, he enjoys eating good food, drinking offensive amounts of coffee, and writing for his personal stat-heavy baseball and humor blogs, The Beanball and Blah Blah Berkon, respectively.
Berkon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in History and minored in Creative Writing, and has also successfully completed ‘Introduction to Creative Process’ and ‘Concepting Creatively’ classes at AdHouse Advertising School.
He was born and raised in New York City, where he also presently lives.