Mazda's Dedicated Ad Agency Names a New Creative Chief

Erich Funke to lead WPP's The Garage

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The Garage, Team Mazda has hired agency veteran Erich Funke as its new chief creative officer, effective March 6.

“We are delighted to have Erich’s creative leadership at GTM,” said agency CEO and WPP Mazda global team leader Michael Buttlar. “As an integrated-team agency, we are equally excited about Erich’s reputation as an enthusiastic collaborator and skilled team-builder, both with his clients and within his own agency.”

South African native Funke most recently spent more than a decade as vp, creative director at the Los Angeles office of Saatchi & Saatchi.



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