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August 13, 2013

Location: Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal Kevin Drew Davis Appointed Chief Creative Officer Of DDB Canada Agency bolsters its commitment to convergent creative offering under new national creative leadership David Leonard, national president and chief operating officer of DDB Canada is excited to announce the appointment of Kevin Drew Davis to the newly created position of chief creative officer. Davis will be responsible for leading the agency’s convergent creative offering across all platforms in Canada. This is the first time a chief creative officer has been appointed to lead all of DDB

Canada’s integrated creative departments. “We have been searching across the globe for a strong leader with the right blend of strategic, creative and digital expertise who will inspire both our staff and our clients, and take our work to another level,” says Leonard. “Kevin is a world-class creative leader in every dimension. He possesses impeccable credentials and his deep digital knowledge and experience will help us to rapidly accelerate the agency’s evolution to delivering a completely seamless and convergent creative offering.” Davis will be based in Toronto and will oversee the agency’s total creative product as well as serve as key architect on new business strategy. He will lead the integrated creative teams across all disciplines and all offices across Canada. “DDB Canada has been on my radar for some time. From the senior executive team to its creative leaders, everyone I’ve met has demonstrated an unwavering passion for their work,” says Davis. “DDB’s culture is balanced with a tremendous amount of humility and integrity, which is a rare

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combination. For me, it’s all about the people that surround you.” Davis, a provocative thought leader in the industry, brings to DDB Canada 22 years of experience as a creative technologies director, interactive art director and creative director in an award-winning career, spanning nearly every client category. Davis’ work has garnered top honours from Cannes, The One Show, the CLIOs, the Effies and the Webby Awards, among others. Davis most recently served as executive vice president, executive creative director at Digitas Chicago, responsible for the integrated creative product for both the Chicago and San Francisco offices. He played a pivotal leadership role on key accounts such as Sprint, eBay, Taco Bell and Miller Coors. Prior to his tenure at Digitas Chicago, Davis held leadership roles at Publicis and was global interactive creative director at Wieden & Kennedy across their Portland, NY, London, Tokyo and Amsterdam offices.       About DDB Canada Named Strategy’s 2012 Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year, DDB Canada is the most creatively acclaimed, internationally recognized marketing communications agency in Canada. Known for advertising that generates significant results for clients, DDB Canada is a “total communications company” whose fundamental belief is that creativity is the most powerful force in business. DDB Canada has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. The agency’s integrated groups include: DDB Kid Think (youth marketing), DDB Public Relations, Tribal DDB (digital and social), Karacters Design Group, RAPP Canada (direct), DDB Hodes Recruitment Communications (recruitment marketing) and Shopper DDB (shopper marketing).

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For more information or interviews, please contact: Paul-Mark Rendon, Senior Consultant, DDB Canada 416.972.7784 |