Harris Takes Prez Post at DDB West

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By Kiran Aditham Comments

All of a sudden it’s a busy month on the DDB West front. Nearly three weeks after parting ways with both its Los Angeles CEO and CCO, the agency network (which consists of DDB SF, LA and Tribal DDB ops) is making more leadership changes on the left coast, hiring Mike Harris as president. Harris joins from San Francisco-based IPG shop, twofifteenmccann (formerly Agencytwofifteen and T.A.G. before that), where he spent nearly a decade and most recently served as president/chief strategy officer.

Harris last spent time within the Omnicom network as director of strategy at TBWA\Chiat\Day San Francisco, which he initially joined as a group account director on Mars and Adidas. In a statement, the new DDB West prez says, “I’m very pleased to be getting back into the Omnicom fold with this move and am excited to join this amazing agency.” Harris’s president position is a new one according to the DDB West camp, which says, “DDB has evolved its West Coast offering so that the San Francisco and LA offices function as one unit, which is why Mike Harris has been hired to the new role of DDB West President to work alongside DDB West CEO Mary Moudry.”

As we mentioned in the DDB LA post from a few weeks ago, DDB West’s current clients include ConAgra, Clorox, Johnson & Johnson and Wells Fargo.