TBWA Announces Senior Creative Hires and Promotions

John Norman Named Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles

Rob Schwartz Promoted to Global Creative President, TBWA Worldwide

Jul 06, 2012, 14:30 ET from TBWA

NEW YORK, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, today announced the appointment of John Norman (46) as Chief Creative Officer. His appointment comes as Rob Schwartz (46) is promoted to the new network role of Global Creative President, TBWA Worldwide.

Norman joins TBWA from The Martin Agency, where he was Chief Creative Officer and instrumental in winning assignments for Norwegian Cruise Line, ExxonMobil, Comcast, Kraft, Living Social, Nespresso and Walmart, including Walmart's digital account and first-ever One Show Gold Pencil.

"TBWA\Chiat\Day has a creative DNA that is legendary. I look forward to working with the whole Chiat team and the clients in that environment," says Norman.

Prior to The Martin Agency, Norman enjoyed two stints at Wieden+Kennedy, including five years as Executive Creative Director in the Amsterdam office where he worked with clients including Nike, Coca-Cola, Electronic Arts, Nokia, Heineken and Honda. Norman joined W+K in 2005 from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners where he was Group Creative Director on Hewlett-Packard.

Norman got his start as a graphic designer and design director, beginning in his native Dallas before moving on to Nike in Oregon and later Miami.

"I'm thrilled that John is going to be joining us in LA. The office has been on a roll lately, and John is really going to amplify things here," said Rob Schwartz.  

Schwartz has held the top creative role in LA for the past five years. In his new role as Global Creative President, Schwartz will turn his attention solely to creative leadership of TBWA's global client accounts, including continued relationships with Nissan, Pepsi, GSK and Visa.

"John is a terrific talent, a perfect fit for the LA office and I'm looking forward to him joining the team. Rob has been leading the creative charge on global clients, such as Nissan and Visa. His new role will let him spread his wings with more of our global accounts and around the TBWA network," said Tom Carroll, President and CEO, TBWA Worldwide.

Norman will join TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles in August.

About TBWA\Chiat\Day

TBWA\Chiat\Day is part of TBWA Worldwide and was named Shoot magazine's Agency of the Year 2011. TBWA Worldwide (www.tbwa.com) creates Disruptive ideas expressed through Media Arts for global clients, including ABSOLUT, adidas, Apple, Energizer, GSK, Henkel, Infiniti, McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Roche, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines and Visa. TBWA is ranked as a Top Ten worldwide advertising agency and was recognized by Advertising Age in 2010 as the "Best International Network of the Decade." TBWA has 274 offices in 100 countries, and over 11,000 employees worldwide.

TBWA is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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