Troy Ruhanen

TBWA\Chiat\Day Hires Old Navy’s Top Marketer to Lead Its Los Angeles Division

Today, TBWA\Chiat\Day announced it has hired Erin Riley to serve as president of its Los Angeles office. Riley joins the Omnicom network after serving as vp of marketing and brand engagement at San Francisco-based retailer Old Navy. She begins her new role in June and will report directly to TBWA\Worldwide president and CEO Troy Ruhanen.

Global Marketers Say Their Mandate Is to Simplify, Evolve and ‘Cut Through the Bullshit’

When ad and marketing industry leaders get together at major conferences to talk about simplifying the business while also insisting everything needs to happen faster—including change—it's easy to point out the seeming contradiction in what they say.

BBDO Insider Chris Thomas Is the Agency’s New Head of the Americas

BBDO worldwide CEO Andrew Robertson describes his new CEO of the Americas as a "global citizen."

TBWA Installs a New Chief in New York

Once again, the New York office of TBWA\Chiat\Day is getting a new chief. Rob Schwartz, a TBWA veteran and its global creative president, is taking the reins of the agency's New York office, replacing Robert Harwood-Matthews, who is leaving the agency, TBWA has confirmed. Schwartz becomes the office's CEO as he sheds his global title.

Troy Ruhanen Is TBWA’s New Global Chief

Omnicom Group evp Troy Ruhanen is the new chief at TBWA, replacing Tom Carroll, who has been president and CEO since 2007, Omnicom confirmed. Carroll has been bumped to chairman. Jean-Marie Dru will continue to serve as chairman, TBWA agency network.

BBDO’s Ruhanen Moves Into Omnicom Job

Troy Ruhanen, BBDO's chairman and CEO of the Americas, has been promoted to the agency’s corporate parent Omnicom as an executive vp. In his new role, Ruhanen, 46, is charged with driving cross-agency collaboration across Omnicom’s largest clients. He reports to Omnicom CEO John Wren.

Does Size Matter in the Talent War?

How does Susan Credle, chief creative officer of Leo Burnett, sell job candidates on the agency? By making sure the pitch doesn't differ from the reality.

What Advertising Do You Admire and Why?

A simple question elicited varied responses today during a panel presentation at the 4A's Transformation conference: What work do you admire and why?

Publicis Seattle Chief Heads East to BBDO

Mark Cadman, the CEO of Publicis Seattle, is joining BBDO as evp and managing director of North America with oversight of the agency’s AT&T business.