Creative Director Dainius Jaras
A passionate Creative Director with over 25 years of agency experience, bringing conceptual thinking, creative vision, communication, branding, and collaboration with cross-functional teams from various levels and disciplines including marketers, product managers, scientists and senior stakeholders.
“My sweet spot is where science and creativity meet”.
After more than a decade at major New York agencies, working with legendary admen like George Lois, Dainius set his sights on the health care industry, bringing his creative insights learned on the consumer side of the agency business to the world of pharmaceuticals. Dainius has led the creative launch and on-going development for many pharmaceutical brands including TEVA women’s health. He also co-led the successful launch of designated high science breakthrough drugs from Vertex, for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in patients with specific mutations. Dainius has that rare ability to bring out the best in his staff while at the same time ensuring that all projects are up to his high standards of quality and creativity. His creative leadership encompasses multiple blockbusters including, Norvasc, Claritin, Avandia, Nexavar, Revlimid, Xalatan, Xalacom. His launch experience includes Kalydeco, Orkambi, Yasmin, Clarinex, Revatio, Asmanex, Seasonale, and Seasonique. No strategic or creative challenge that comes to him leaves without being solved. When he’s not cooking up a sizzling campaign, he’s in the kitchen teaching culinary classes as an instructional chef.
President & CEO
A 25-year veteran in the telecommunications industry he worked his way up to Chief Technology Officer. Hecht worked with such companies as PT-1 Communications, IDT Corp., and Telron International. When the telecommunications industry came to a head with the Enron and MCI/Worldcom scandals, Jeff knew that it was necessary to reinvent himself.
A driven entrepreneur, Jeff opened a computer game center in Wayne, New Jersey. “Cyber Conxion” soon became a destination where gamers would pay to play with and against each other. Realizing that this business required a website, Jeff, with his technical knowledge, insight and drive taught himself to design, create and build websites. He found great satisfaction in this type of work and began developing websites for a variety of businesses. Now, more than 15 years later, he continues to enjoy the passion for helping companies elevate their brands and refine their online presence.
Jeff grew up in The “Advertising Age.” His father’s NYC and West Coast-based agency (HHP) Hecht, Higgins, and Peterson became the foundation for his future passion. Working Summers, weekends and after school, much of Hecht’s design sense and aesthetic values were garnered from living in a creative environment. Hence, giving birth in 2012 to Clikz Design in the basement of his Wayne, New Jersey home.
In August of 2019, Jeff chose to rebrand and change the company name to Aronson Hecht which encompasses all areas of traditional and digital advertising and marketing.
Some people have asked why not Hecht Aronson Agency? The answer is that HAA! just does not work, so in an AHA Moment, Aronson Hecht was born.
Now, a full-service advertising agency in its home of Wayne, New Jersey, Jeff, at the helm along with his talented unique and diverse crew continues to make sure AHA! stays on course. BTW, One of Hecht’s most favorite pastimes is sailing. Navigating his clients through the often turbulent seas of the advertising world is what he does best!