DDB New York Names Its First CMO and Tech Lead in a Round of Hires and Promotions

The New York offices of DDB announced a series of four promotions and new hires today.

Ad of the Day: See If You Can Guess What This Lady on the Run Is Promoting

We love an ad with some mystery and a lick of runaway glamour. This one's got it in spades, topped with vintage swing from the Zombies' "She's Not There." 

Wendy Clark Hires Coca-Cola Veteran as DDB North America’s First Chief of Staff

This week, DDB named Catherine Locker to serve as its North American chief of staff, a newly created position. She began the role on Monday.

Ad of the Day: Acceptance Is the Greatest Gift in This Lovely Christmas Ad From Sweden

Being with your family during the holidays can be awkward, and it can be especially awkward if you're a teenager who's transitioning from male to female. Elkjøp, an electronics chain in Norway, has created this heartwarming Christmas ad about understanding and acceptance between a father and his daughter.

DDB North America Names Its First Chief Creative Officer

DDB announced today it has hired Ari Weiss as its first chief creative officer of North America, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

Stay Comfy, Even When You’re Not, With Cotton Inc.’s Holiday Line of Clothes

The holidays are bound to lead to some awkward moments, like perhaps when Mom has a bit too much to drink. But if you're wearing comfortable clothing, they might just be a little more bearable.A new campaign from trade group Cotton Incorporated and DDB New York offers suggestions on how to dress to get through your family time this Christmas season.

How This Agency Got a Deceased Author to Sign Books at a Book Fair

Literary fans love a good book signing. But absent the actual author, the next best thing might be an autograph from a mechanical arm in his or her own style.That, at least, seems to be the premise of a stunt from European online bookseller Bol.com and DDB Brussels at the Antwerp Book Fair this month. To mimic the handwriting of eight popular authors, the agency worked with research and design lab Beyond to analyze their original penmanship, and build a machine to recreate it.

Could Blind Hiring Be the Solution to Increasing Diversity at Agencies?

In September, HP sent a letter to its agencies asking for a detailed plan on how each would up its diversity quotient within 12 months.

Electrolux Names VML as Its North American Agency of Record After 10 Years With DDB

A WPP team led by Kansas City-based VML has won Electrolux's agency of record review and will lead its marketing efforts across North America moving forward.

Ad of the Day: This Superb Stop-Motion Film Pleads Heartbreakingly for Wildlife Conservation

There are things we just don't see—remote places under the sea, in the savannah or covered in snow, whose joys, dramas and tragedies we aren't privy to. And yet we affect them.