McCann hires Pete Johnson as EVP, ECD

(Pete Johnson)

McCann today announced that Pete Johnson, an award-winning creative director, will join its New York office as EVP, Global Executive Creative Director. He will work hand-in-hand with Shayne Millington and Pierre Lipton, co-Chief Creative Officers, McCann New York.

Johnson joins McCann after spending 5+ year as an ECD at Deutsch, New York and more than four years at Arnold, Boston where he created iconic work for clients such as Progressive, Reebok, Sony, and Jack Daniel’s to name a few. Prior to Deutsch and Arnold, Johnson held senior creative roles at DigitasLBi and Tribal DDB.

“McCann New York has been producing some of the smartest, most thoughtful creative work in the world.”

Pete Johnson

“We’re thrilled to be able to add a senior creative with the talent, intelligence and taste, and such a deep understanding of emotional truth, that Pete has,” said Millington and Lipton. “Pete’s writing spans an impressively wide range of categories and genres and he has a unique ability to tap into the unique voice that expresses the soul of each brand he touches.”

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Johnson’s appointment continues the expansion of McCann New York’s creative operations that was announced in November. At the time, Millington and Lipton were elevated to Co-Chief Creative Officers at McCann New York, overseeing creative on all accounts, including Microsoft and Mastercard.

Millington and Lipton assumed these roles after Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy were elevated to Co-Chief Creative Officers of McCann North America. McCann at the time also promoted two more senior creatives, Caprice Yu and Cristina Rodriguez Reina, to Global Executive Creative Directors.

Johnson adds, “McCann New York has an amazing roster of innovative, risk-taking clients, so I am just thrilled to be able to join the team here.”

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Reel 360 wishes Pete the best of luck at McCann.