Dan Kelleher Joins Grey New York as an Executive Creative Director

Award-Winning Talent Worked on Major Brands at Major Agencies

Sep 12, 2011, 14:52 ET from Grey

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tor Myhren, President and Chief Creative Officer of Grey New York, announced today that Dan Kelleher has joined Grey as an Executive Creative Director.  This marks another key appointment to enhance the New York creative department in light of the office's record new business growth.

Dan Kelleher has been running his own creative consultancy.  Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President, Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, overseeing creative development on Miller High Life, Keystone Light, Miller Genuine Draft and General Mills brands including Fruit Roll Ups and Fruit by the Foot.

"I've always admired Dan's work and have been trying to hire him for the past two years. Finally, he acquiesced!" said Tor Myhren.  "He's a highly ambitious creative thinker. Dan has the kind of sticky ideas that are capable of resonating in pop culture."

Dan Kelleher has been a key creative contributor to a number of highly respected agencies including BBDO New York, Cliff Freeman & Partners, Devito/Verdi and Ammirati & Puris.

His work for such clients as FedEx, Miller/Coors, DirecTV, Guinness, General Mills and Fox Sports has been recognized at the industry's most prestigious shows.

Kelleher has won nearly every award in advertising including numerous Cannes Lions and One Show Gold Pencils.

Grey's Record Performance

Over the past two years, Grey New York has won more than 35 new business reviews, $1.2 billion in new business billings, from such blue-chip clients as the NFL, DirecTV, Red Lobster, T.J. Maxx, Bausch & Lomb, Sargento Foods, Mayflower/United Van Lines, Allianz, Diageo's Ketel One, Turner Entertainment Networks, UPMC and Ally Financial.  Grey also won major new assignments from GSK, Boehringer Ingelheim, Procter & Gamble, Eli Lilly, Allergan and Playtex.

About Grey

Grey New York is the flagship and largest office of Grey, the advertising network of Grey Group.  Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies.  Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).  Grey Famously Effective Since 1917 serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies:  Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Darden Restaurants, Pfizer, Canon, 3M, Eli Lilly, ETrade, NFL, Boehringer Ingelheim and T.J. Maxx.  FAST COMPANY named Grey to "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies" list in 2010.  (www.grey.com)

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