Joe Schmitt has joined Tom, Dick & Harry/Chicago as director of digital strategy. Schmitt, who joins TD&H on March 14, most recently oversaw digital strategy at Burrell Advertising/Chicago. At Burrell he worked on Toyota, McDonald's, General Mills, American Airlines and Procter & Gamble brands.
In 2009, Schmitt won a national Shorty Award nomination for humor for his Tweets. A self-taught, code-level digital programmer, Schmitt is a University of Chicago graduate.
Schmitt will succeed Stephen Para, who spend a month in Thailand recently after departing the agency. He is now working on a documentary about his experiences there and guest lecturing at Roosevelt University about them impact of social media on the revolutions that have recently shook the Middle East.