Mike Harris Named President of DDB's U.S. West Coast Operations
NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DDB Worldwide announced today that Mike Harris has joined DDB as President of DDB West, which is comprised of DDB San Francisco, DDB Los Angeles and Tribal DDB's West Coast operations. Harris will be based out of San Francisco and shares responsibility for running the West Coast operations with Mary Moudry, CEO of DDB West. He will initially focus his efforts on the work for existing clients and new business.
Harris is joining DDB from twofifteenmccann in San Francisco, where he was Partner and Chief Strategy Officer leading the strategy and new business development efforts for the agency across multiple brands.
"We're thrilled to bring Mike on board, having had great respect for him since his time at TBWA," said Mark O'Brien, President, DDB North America. "We know his experience and talent will continue to raise the creative and strategic profile of DDB West and will benefit our current and prospective clients."
Prior to joining twofifteenmccann in 2003, Harris was Director of Strategy at TBWA\Chiat\Day, part of the TBWA Worldwide unit of the Omnicom Group in San Francisco, where he was initially hired as a Group Account Director overseeing clients such as Adidas, Fox Sports Net and Mars.
"I'm very pleased to be getting back into the Omnicom fold with this move and am excited to join this amazing agency," Harris said. Added Moudry, "We're looking forward to Mike's contributions to DDB West's work for great companies including Clorox, ConAgra, Johnson & Johnson and Wells Fargo."
Throughout Harris's career, he has contributed to the success of brands such as Xbox, Under Armour, Coca-Cola, Nike and Nestle at various West Coast shops. His work has been recognized with a number of industry awards, including multiple Grand Prix at Cannes, Best in Show recognition at award shows such as the One Show, CLIOs, GRANDYs, Effie Awards and Euro Effies for multiple clients. A graduate of Arizona State University, Harris holds a BS in Marketing and Advertising.
DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc (www.ddb.com) ranks among the top five consolidated advertising and marketing services global networks, according to Advertising Age. DDB emphasizes Social Creativity to grow the value and influence of brands around the world by creating ideas that people want to play with, participate in and pass along. The agency is consistently one of the most awarded at the Cannes Festival of Creativity and was recognized by The Gunn Report as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for 10 of the last 12 years. DDB was also recently named the Spikes Asia Network of the Year for the second consecutive year and the Eurobest Network of the Year for the third consecutive year. DDB Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries.
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