Olson’s Rachel Knoll wins Ad2 '32 Under 32' Award

Knoll is one of six Olson team members nominated

MINNEAPOLIS – (May 31, 2018) – Olson, a division of ICF Olson, announced last week that Filmmaker Rachel Knoll won a coveted “32 Under 32” award at the Ad2 awards on May 17 at Varsity Theater.

The ceremony was the sixth annual “32 Under 32,” and it celebrates Minnesota’s advertising, marketing, creative and PR all-stars who are absolutely crushing it before they can (legally) blow out 32 birthday candles. The award recognizes 32 of the next generation of leaders and true movers and shakers who shape the industry. One hundred and seventeen people were nominated, and while the competition fierce, Ms. Knoll’s work stood out to the judges in the same way it has to anyone who sees her work, including various esteemed publications:

“Her work has been recognized by WIRED Magazine, Vimeo Staff Picks, VICE, The National Film Board of Canada, Adweek, The Future Laboratory, PSFK, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, NPR and Fast Company,” wrote one of her nominators. “She has a way of seeing the world with a different perspective and is able to blend technological innovation with more traditional filmmaking. She’s a rare breed that’s absolutely the future.”

“I’m grateful to have received this recognition from my peers and AdFed,” responded Ms. Knoll. “I’m excited to continue growing in my work through collaborating and working on clients at Olson!”

Ms. Knoll joined the agency in February of 2016 as a content maker. Her most recent client work has been with Bauer, Belize Tourism Board, BISSELL, Everytown for Gun Safety, and GiveMN, in addition to internal agency work on case studies and new business pitches. Her primary roles are shooter and editor, shooting both video and photo in Olson’s in-house studio, and editing videos in Olson’s edit + voiceover suites. Ms. Knoll says that she “love[s] to collaborate with creative as well as concept on experiential projects.” Her arsenal includes a Masters in Installation and Experiential from the Royal College of Art in London, U.K.