About Ben Berkon

Ben Berkon currently works as an Assistant Producer at Ogilvy & Mather, a worldwide advertising firm. Berkon has worked on projects for IBM, Siemens, Coke, TD Ameritrade, Citizens Bank, and many more.

Prior to Ogilvy & Mather, Berkon worked as the Web site editor at Livestream.com, which is a live streaming, video platform on the Internet. As the Web site editor, he updated the site’s blog, wrote the company newsletter and press releases for new partnerships, and maintained the featured videos on the site’s home page.

He has also worked in the footage and writing departments at the Onion News Network (ONN), the online video version of the Onion newspaper. He searched through archives of videos and stills to find applicable footage for the corresponding scripts, and contributed his own ideas at the weekly pitch meetings.

In his free time, Berkon contributes daily to his comedy Web site, SomethingYouShouldRead.com, which features comedic, absurdist, and satirical articles, comics, haikus, pictures, and many other “ha-ha” segments. In addition to his own sites, Berkon blogs for the Comedy 23/6 section of the HuffingtonPost.com with mostly politically centered humor pieces. He has also free-lanced for RisingApple.com, Tonic.com, BrandChannel.com, NewYork.com, and various other Web sites.

Berkon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in History and minored in Creative Writing. He was born and raised in New York City, where he also presently lives.

8 Responses to “About Ben Berkon”

  1. Andrew Novak March 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    Good Morning Ben.

    I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that I have been looking thru your site and I like what you are doing.

    Keep up the good work!!!

    Andrew Novak
    Umami Sushi

    • benberkon March 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

      Thanks, Andrew!

      Next time I’m in Toronto, I’ll be sure to visit Umami Sushi.

      Best regards,
      Ben

  2. aferenci June 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Mr.Berkon be tearing it up in the blogosphere and on HuffPo. Very Nice. Looking forward to a Nyonya review!

    • benberkon June 16, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

      Thanks, Andy. I’m in the midst of writing it now!

  3. Amy (aka Kitchen Centsability) June 16, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for including Kitchen Centsability on your list of “other blogs”. Your support is HUGELY appreciated! Love what you are doing here as well. Looking forward to reading on a regular basis.

    Thanks, again and Happy Summer!
    Amy

    • benberkon June 17, 2010 at 7:21 am #

      My pleasure. Your blog is a great read!

  4. Kyle (Burger Bedlam) June 17, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Hey Ben,

    Thanks for adding us to your blog roll! Love the site and will definitely have to check you out on Huff Post and the comedy site of yours as well. Happy to list you on our blog list soon too.

    Oh, and btw, go Hoosiers!

    -Kyle

    • benberkon June 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

      Thanks, Kyle. Maybe we can grab a burger sometime!

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