SANJA KOMLJENOVIC Founder & CEO of ONA CREATIVE began her career in digital marketing with the Los Angeles Clippers and was recruited by Nike.The day after leaving Nike, they hired her as a contractor. This “accidentally” led to more collaborative work and the launch of her creative agency, ONA, developed with a focus on initiatives that move the world forward in women’s rights, sports, culture, and social good. Fast forward 7 years, and ONA has worked on purpose-driven campaigns with household names like NIKE, NWSL, Clif Bar, Foot Locker, Nordstrom, Facebook/Meta, and the New York Marathon – as well as women-driven startups including Willow, Bev, Lettuce Grow, Black Girl Ventures and Milk Stork.
As an Bosnian immigrant that embraced all things in American culture, she provides a unique and nuanced perspective on global advertising and marketing. She now drives trends with thoughtfulness, empathy and a healthy dose of flair so hearing her insights on this episode of the Social Studies Show is must.