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Agency News: Meet DDB’s First Chief Creative Officer

Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB North America, with Ari Weiss, newly appointed CCO of DDB North America

Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB North America, with Ari Weiss, newly appointed CCO of DDB North America

Wendy Clark, Chief Executive Officer of DDB North America, part of Omnicom (NYSE: OMC), announced Tuesday the appointment of Ari Weiss to the newly created role of North American Chief Creative Officer.

As of February 1, 2017, Weiss will be responsible for leading the agency’s NA creative departments. Weiss joins DDB from BBH New York, where he spent six years, led his teams to 24 Cannes Lions, and most recently served as Chief Creative Officer.

Prior to BBH, Weiss worked at different agencies, including: BBDO, Wieden+Kennedy, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, 180LA and Cliff Freeman & Partners, where he started his career.

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He has written a slew of campaigns for such brands as Nike, Sony, FedEx, Guinness, Snickers, DirecTV, Fox Sports, ESPN and The National Basketball Association.

According to the company, Weiss’s creativity has been recognized by leading organizations, including Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, One Show, D&AD, Andy, Clios, Communication Arts, ADC, Webby, D&AD and Effies.

DDB Worldwide (www.ddb.com) is one of the world’s leading advertising and marketing networks.

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