NEW YORK, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RKCR/Y&R has hired Jonathan Burley as the agency's first Chief Creative Officer.
Jonathan Burley joins RKCR/Y&R from CHI & Partners where he led the creative output for the last six years. At RKCR/Y&R, Burley will work across the full UK client base and will be responsible for delivering the creative vision for the agency.
Mark Roalfe will continue in his role as Chairman and look after the agency's global accounts.
Burley has a proven track record in new business and has delivered stand out, transformational campaigns across a diverse client base including The Sunday Times, Samsung, British Gas, Argos, Lexus, The Prince's Trust, TalkTalk and McDonald's.
Burley was winner of one of the first Gold Creative Effectiveness Lions at Cannes for his McDonald's campaign "Trust" and also created one of the Gunn Report's most awarded ads "House of Cards" for Shelter. Most recently, he was responsible for leading the multi award-winning Lexus 'Hoverboard' campaign, which spans the worlds of content, PR, film and product design.
Throughout his career as both creative and creative leader, Burley's work has been consistently awarded at every major international awards show including Cannes, Clio, One Show, British Arrows, Eurobest, New York Festivals, Creative Circle, Campaign Big and D&AD.
Jon Sharpe, CEO of RKCR/Y&R, said: "Jonathan is a brilliant creative mind who has proven himself time and time again with fresh, innovative and culturally relevant ideas. He is smart, straight-talking, desperately engaging and exactly the right man for the job. This is an extremely exciting hire for RKCR/Y&R and we are delighted to welcome him to the team."
Burley added: "As soon as I met the team at RKCR/Y&R I was blown away by their passion, creative ambition and general, all-round loveliness. An amazing group of people at an amazing agency with an amazing list of clients and I cannot wait to get stuck in."
Tony Granger, Global CCO of Y&R added: "With the creative legacy of RKCR/Y&R, it was important to find just the right person for our clients, our people, and to help shape our future. Jonathan Burley fulfills these requirements and more. He is enormously talented, and also someone who inspires and uplifts everyone around him. We are terribly excited to have him on board."
Y&R New York
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