Eric Johnson to Head Up Music Dept. at DDB Chicago

By Kiran Aditham Comment

The man known as “DJ Bunny Ears” has landed a new gig in the Windy City as Eric Johnson has joined up with DDB Chicago to serve as executive producer of music & integration. Johnson, who will officially take on the title Dec. 1, arrives from Y&R NY, where he held a similar post, and spent over eight years at W+K Portland prior.

During his career as music producer/supervisor at shops like W+K, Johnson not only directed spots for Nike but worked campaigns for other notable brands such as Coke, Honda, Nokia, Target, ESPN, Bacardi, Gatorade, Land Rover, NASCAR and Starbucks. On the musical tip, Johnson helmed music videos for M. Ward and Cursive and has performed as a DJ and in bands (in acts like Pulseprogramming and Silent Knights) at various venues including San Francisco’s MOMA, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, CMJ Festival in 2008 and Barcelona’s electronic music marathon, Sonar.

Meanwhile, in other Y&R news, spies tell us that AD Roy Torres is leaving the New York office and heading to Droga5 in Sydney to work under ex-NY Droga5 ECD, Duncan Marshall, who just recently moved Down Under. We’re waiting for confirmation on this.

Update: Torres just reached out and confirmed that he is indeed leaving for Droga5 Sydney. He starts on Dec. 2.