Jordan Zimmerman is Founder, Chairman and architect of Zimmerman Advertising, one of the largest advertising agencies in the country. Jordan founded his company in 1984 working tirelessly, personifying an insane commitment to be the best. Jordan trademarked his own term, “Brandtailing®”- a maverick combination of long-term brand building and short-term sales boosting that delivers measurable results. Zimmerman Advertising, an Omnicom Group company, is the leading integrated, retail agency in the country. Zimmerman’s clients represent some of the most prominent retail brands in the country, including Nissan, McDonald’s, Tire Kingdom, Advance America, Hair Cuttery, Five Below, AutoNation, Chuck E. Cheese’s and Michaels. Headquartered in South Florida, the agency has retail service offices throughout the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.
Jordan believes strongly in philanthropy and giving back to the greater community. Through the Jordan Zimmerman Family Foundation, he generously supports the University of South Florida and its unrivaled Zimmerman Advertising Program (ZAP), a specialized program that he founded and continues to support. He also supports Florida Atlantic University, the National MS Society, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Junior Achievement of South Florida, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, among many others.
What do you love most about Your City?
The fact that there’s no City or State tax makes it the perfect environment for businesses. The beautiful weather, incredible lifestyle, and the most amazing cost of living. It’s great for attracting talent for all of these reasons.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
My favorite breakfast meal is egg whites and oatmeal. I eat at home.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – I start my day at 2:30-3:00 AM with 45 minutes of cardio. Then, I hit the gym for an hour of weights. I then come home and study the client’s sales/comp numbers from the day before (what was their traffic like, what were their comp sales like, etc.), and send out texts and emails to account directors on each brand. After, I shower and have breakfast with family at 6:30 AM.
10:00 AM – I am working on growing my clients’ business whether that be in the office or on the road. (I could be visiting clients or having meetings internally.)
12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Working at my desk and having meetings. Or having lunch with clients if I’m traveling. Locally I have lunch with Mike Jackson, the Chairman, CEO and President of AutoNation, at least once a month.
7:00 PM - I’m catching up on emails from the day, returning calls and talking to my CEO, President and Director of Client Services.
11:00 PM – Winding down and getting ready to get some sleep.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Water, water and more water. Hydration is key to energy and health.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Waze is my most used app. My favorite Instagram account is my own, @JZSpeaks because I can inspire others on what COULD be in their lives.
What should everyone try at least once?
Falling in love.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
On the beach/in the gym/running or during any cardio exercise/in the moment with my family.