DFCB Chicago Promotes Roy, Loses Stock

By Kiran Aditham 

Draftfcb’s Chicago hub has elevated EVP, group management director Rahul Roy to the role of director of account management. Roy, who has been with the agency for eight-and-a-half years, will take over for Marty Stock, who is leaving to join up with the new WPP group dedicated to MillerCoors. From what we’re hearing, Stock has been tapped to serve as president of said WPP group. We’ve obtained a memo that Draftfcb Chicago CCO Todd Tilford and president Michael Fassnacht sent to staff this morning concerning the news. Read below and the rest after the jump.

To: Draftfcb Chicago

From: Michael Fassnacht and Todd Tilford
Re:          Congratulations, Rahul
Date:       June 5, 2012

I’m pleased to announce that Rahul Roy, EVP, group management director, has been named the Director of Account Management for the agency. In his new role, Rahul will be a member of the agency’s executive committee, and will further elevate our account management standards, our unwavering focus on the work and goals for growth.

As many of you know personally, Rahul is a great guy and a passionate leader. He is an exemplary mentor to not only his teams, but to countless others throughout the agency, at all levels. He sets the bar high, pushes for big ideas and strives to make our agency the best it can be.

Rahul brings over 21 years of integrated marketing and agency management experience, across multiple sectors, to the table. He began his advertising career in 1986 as an account executive at McCann-Erikson in New Delhi and moved to the U.S. in 1990 for graduate school at Northwestern’s Medill of Journalism, where he earned his Masters degree.  Prior to joining us, he worked at Tatham/Euro RSCG and JWT on multiple accounts and assignments that include P&G, Quaker, Heinz, Dell, new business, Kraft/Oscar Mayer and Nestle.  His work on KFC’s Kentucky Grilled Chicken campaign contributed to it becoming the most successful product launch in KFC’s history. And his ongoing push for groundbreaking creative ideas and innovation have also led to over 10 creative achievement awards for Taco Bell since his time at Draftfcb.

Rahul is succeeding Marty Stock, who recently announced his decision to continue working on MillerCoors at WPP. Marty is an agency veteran who advanced the MillerCoors account for more than two decades. He was involved with virtually every campaign the agency created for these iconic beer brands, and was instrumental in helping Coors Light dethrone Budweiser as the No. 2 beer in the U.S. He was a strong partner for the two of us over the last year and we are grateful for all that Marty has done for our clients, our agency and our people.

So please join us in thanking Marty for his many contributions to Draftfcb, and in congratulating Rahul on his new leadership role.

Michael & Todd