David Leonard, national president and chief operating officer of DDB Canada announced today that the agency has appointed 17-year DDB veteran Cosmo Campbell as its new chief creative officer. Campbell replaces Kevin Drew Davis, who is transferring to DDB Chicago to serve as senior vice president, executive creative director on the McDonald’s US business.
Campbell previously served as executive creative director of DDB Canada Vancouver, where his work has been recognized with numerous national and international awards. Dean Lee, who has served as executive creative director alongside Campbell at DDB Canada Vancouver, will now take over on a solo basis. In his new role as DDB Canada’s chief creative officer, Campbell will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative production and “serve as a key architect on new business strategy.”
“Cosmo’s proven senior leadership comes with an unparalleled depth in creative horsepower; he cares deeply about our people, our clients and our brand – I know he will excel in his new role as national chief creative officer,” said Leonard. “We have a heritage of cultivating in-house talent, being committed to succession planning, and promoting from within. Cosmo’s new appointment builds upon this foundation.”
“I’m eager to step into this role to build creative insights and exceptional client work,” added Campbell. “While I’m sad to say goodbye to Vancouver, the chance to work more closely with our talent across Canada and lead our integrated creative product is an opportunity I could not pass up. This is an exciting time for DDB Canada.”