Jason Peterson Named Chief Creative Officer of Euro RSCG Chicago

CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG Chicago has named Jason Peterson as chief creative officer, effective December 1, 2010. Peterson most recently served as executive creative director at Translation in New York. In his new role, Peterson will report directly to Chicago Group CEO and President of Euro RSCG North America Ron Bess. Steffan Postaer, formerly chairman and chief creative officer, will become the agency's chairman following six years of creative leadership at the agency.

"Jason has done some great work for some of the country's biggest brands. But what really attracted us to him was that he represents the future of creativity. He understands the new dynamic that digital and social media have brought to our clients and I believe he can motivate our creative teams to come up with future-focused, big ideas in this space," said Bess.

As executive creative director for Translation, Peterson led the teams that created campaigns that brought together brands and music for the likes of McDonald's, Target, State Farm and Wrigley. Before joining Translation, he served as creative director and founding partner at Berlin Cameron and Partners. While there, he worked on Coca-Cola, Heineken, GM and Comcast, to name just a few clients. He's also spent time in creative roles at Fallon and Berlin Wright Cameron where he developed creative for such high-profile accounts as the NBA, Nikon, Volkswagen and MTV.

"Recently there's been a lot of talk about chief creative officers with a lack of traditional and digital knowledge, when in reality there aren't many forward thinking agencies. Euro RSCG has the best handle on new media and still knows the idea is what's essential. That's why they were the clear choice for me. Great creatives have caught up and what everyone should be looking for are people with big ideas," said Peterson.

About Euro RSCG Chicago

Euro RSCG Worldwide, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and named to both Advertising Age's 2010 A-List and Campaign's 2009 Network of the Year ranking, is made up of 233 offices located in 75 countries throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. Euro RSCG provides advertising, marketing services, interactive/social media and corporate communications solutions to global, regional and local clients. The agency's client roster includes Air France, BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, IBM, Jaguar, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, L'Oreal, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, sanofi-aventis, and Schering-Plough. Headquartered in New York, Euro RSCG Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas Worldwide and part of Havas, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA). Euro RSCG Chicago serves clients including EFFEN Vodka, Hornitos Tequila, Citigroup, Sears Holdings Corporation, Kraft Foods, Blockbuster, Learning Curve Brands, PureCircle and Sprint.

Contact:

Will Byrne  

312.640.3098

will.byrne@eurorscg.com



SOURCE Euro RSCG Worldwide



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