DDB names Alex Lubar Global President & COO

DDB Worldwide has named Alex Lubar Global President & Chief Operating Officer. This appointment is a strategic move to further strengthen DDB’s global leadership team under Global CEO, Marty O’Halloran. Lubar joins DDB Worldwide with extensive global leadership credentials. Currently President, McCann North America, Lubar joined McCann in 2012 and held several regional leadership roles during the … Continue reading “DDB names Alex Lubar Global President & COO”

Cannes Lions: DDB, FCB, Dentsu, Burger King win

In the final Awards Show of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the following Lions were presented live on stage: Film Lions, Glass: The Lion for Change, Sustainable Development Goals Lions, Titanium Lions. Special awards were also announced. Simon Cook, CEO, LIONS commented: “Cannes Lions is a global platform, and it’s been an incredible week, as … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: DDB, FCB, Dentsu, Burger King win”

Mat Bisher joins DDB New York as Chief Creative Officer

DDB has announced the appointment of Mat Bisher to Chief Creative Officer, DDB NY to lead creative teams at the network’s flagship office. Bisher will work under the creative leadership of DDB Global Chief Creative Officer, Ari Weiss. Weiss said: “Mat is the type of creative leader who can see the entire board. His influence stretches well beyond the creative department as he inspires teams … Continue reading “Mat Bisher joins DDB New York as Chief Creative Officer”

DDB North America introduces new growth team

DDB North America today announced a new growth team to oversee new business across the region. Elaine Purcell joins the North America leadership team as Chief Growth Officer and Adrienne Marcino joins as Business Development & Growth Director. The partnership will handle net new business and organic growth strategy across DDB’s North America Offices in the US and Canada. Says DDB North … Continue reading “DDB North America introduces new growth team”

D&AD: DDB named 2021 Network of the Year

D &AD  has named DDB Worldwide  2021 Network of the Year. The honor is given by D&AD to the network whose agencies have received the most cumulative awards points won across all disciplines of the show.     This year, the DDB global network was recognized at D&AD for 50 Pencils and 35 shortlists across 12 offices, including six Yellow Pencils, 17 Graphite and 27 … Continue reading “D&AD: DDB named 2021 Network of the Year”

DDB: Darla Price, Auro Trini Castelli bolster leadership

DDB North America has announced the addition of two new leaders at the helm of their New York office. Darla Price joins DDB New York as President and Auro Trini Castelli joins as Chief Strategy Officer. “Darla and Auro join DDB at such a pivotal time for the New York office,” says North America CEO Justin Thomas-Copeland. “These leaders have the pedigree to continue … Continue reading “DDB: Darla Price, Auro Trini Castelli bolster leadership”

Tobin named DDB Chief Marketing & Comms Officer

DDB Worldwide has today announced that Donna Tobin has joined the global advertising network as Global Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. She joins DDB to oversee all global and North America internal and external corporate communications. Tobin will report directly to DDB Worldwide CEO Marty O’Halloran on all matters of marketing communications, brand management, media relations, corporate social responsibility and internal … Continue reading “Tobin named DDB Chief Marketing & Comms Officer”

DDB reinforces commitment to data-driven creativity

DDB North America announced today the addition of a new regional leadership position. Jatinder Singh joins DDB North America as Chief Data Officer and, reporting into regional CEO Justin Thomas-Copeland, will spearhead data science innovation for all DDB North America offices. Singh joins as DDB North America continues to fortify its data capabilities to underpin client work, following … Continue reading “DDB reinforces commitment to data-driven creativity”

Vanessa Reyes joins DDB as Group Business Director

DDB New York has announced the agency’s latest senior account hire with Vanessa Reyes. Reyes joins DDB New York as a group business director. Reyes brings strong leadership, digital & mobile-first thinking, and deep brand strategy and brand building skills. She brings expertise to her role, where she will lead a broad group of client businesses, … Continue reading “Vanessa Reyes joins DDB as Group Business Director”

Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB

News from DDB New York announced today the promotion of Teri Altman to Head of Production. Altman is elevated from her position as Executive Producer. “Teri is fundamental to the creativity and culture of DDB New York. She is a force that not only break barriers but builds,” says Audrey Melofchik, President of DDB New York. “People want … Continue reading “Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB”

DDB Latina wins at El Ojo de Iberoamerica

Last Friday, November 27th, El Ojo de Iberoamérica—the most recognized creative festival in Ibero-America—celebrated the very first virtual gala in its history, where, thanks to the consistency and effectiveness of their work, 12 offices of DDB Latina won big recognitions, including Africa as Ibero-America’s Agency of the Year and Sergio Gordilho as the Best Creative in Ibero-America for … Continue reading “DDB Latina wins at El Ojo de Iberoamerica”

DDB Worldwide announces leadership promotions

DDB Worldwide today announced two recent promotions, continuing the momentum of leadership changes. Alex Hesz has been promoted to global chief strategy officer and Roisin “Ro” Rooney has been promoted to newly-created role of global chief people officer. Both join from within the network into newly created roles. Alex most recently led strategy for the … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide announces leadership promotions”

DDB Worldwide announces leadership appointments

The Reel 360 Team suddenly has the urge to belt out an updated version of the Michael Jackson-Paul McCartney classic Ebony and Ivory. Congrats are in order for Marty O’Halloran and Justin Thomas-Copeland. The two were just announced by DDB Worldwide as their new Global Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of North America, … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide announces leadership appointments”

Finlandia chooses DDB Unlimited as new AOR

Brown-Forman Corporation announced that DDB Unlimited will be the new lead strategic and creative agency for Finlandia Vodka, with Haygarth as their partner to handle shopper and retail marketing. This competitive pitch process was managed by Creativebrief. Alexander Gorelin, Global Brand Director for Finlandia Vodka, said of the news: “We’re delighted to have appointed DDB … Continue reading “Finlandia chooses DDB Unlimited as new AOR”

DDB creatives launch Black Lives Matter Font

Sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the United States has been forced to face an honest conversation about race. Earlier this month, Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington, D.C.,  had “Black Lives Matter” painted in yellow on a street near the White House. Hollywood Boulevard also followed suit right before the … Continue reading “DDB creatives launch Black Lives Matter Font”

DDB Prague’s aMAZING social campaign for McDelivery

Have you ever thought about how much time you’ve spent cooking lately? Especially in quarantine? Believe us when we say The Reel 360 Team has upped our culinary skills substantially. But every now and then we just want/need to order out. Then comes this clever print and online introduction (and reminder) to McDonald’s McDelivery from … Continue reading “DDB Prague’s aMAZING social campaign for McDelivery”

Wendy Clark to leave DDB WW for Dentsu

Omnicom Group Inc. Chairman and CEO John Wren today announced former DDB Worldwide CEO and current Chairman, Chuck Brymer, will assume additional responsibilities for the company while a search is conducted to find new leadership after Wendy Clark, President and CEO, DDB Worldwide announced her resignation. Clark announced her departure from the Omnicom shop to become the global … Continue reading “Wendy Clark to leave DDB WW for Dentsu”

DDB Worldwide responds to social distancing

As new coronavirus hot spots emerge in the Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans areas — and health officials there are pleading for medical resources to meet the surges, more and more brands as well as agencies are urging people to adhere to social distancing, the practice of staying six feet away from each other. We recently told … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide responds to social distancing”

WAU rumored to be absorbed by DDB, Chicago

Less than a week after McDonald’s announced its new U.S. lead creative agency would be Wieden + Kennedy New York, it seems that the bespoke Omnicom shop, We Are Unlimited will be folded into DDB Chicago. AgencySpy, citing anonymous sources from Business Insider, reports that We Are Unlimited will retain its name, but operate as … Continue reading “WAU rumored to be absorbed by DDB, Chicago”

Ari Weiss elevated to DDB global CCO

DDB Worldwide today announced that Ari Weiss has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide, expanding his role to include creative responsibilities of the global network. Former Leo Burnett co-President and Chief Creative Officer, Britt Nolan, is moving to DDB Worldwide as the CCO of its North American network. He … Continue reading “Ari Weiss elevated to DDB global CCO”