DigitasLBi has appointed Michael Ashley as vice president, group creative director for the agency’s Atlanta office. He will report to executive creative director Atit Shah and partner with North American chief creative officer Ronald Ng while taking responsibility for leading the agency’s creative team in Atlanta, developing concepts and campaigns for clients, as well as proposals for internal and new business initiatives, The Drum reports.
Ashley arrives at DigitasLBi from Mullen’s Pittsburgh branch, where he served as a senior vice president and executive creative director for a little over a year. Prior to Mullen, Ashley spent two years as a creative director with BBDO, working on accounts including GE, Starbucks and AT&T, following a short stint as a freelance art director/creative director.
Before that he served as a creative director for JWT for six years beginning in 2005, working with clients such as HSBC, Kraft, Smirnoff and Royal Caribbean.
Ng told The Drum:
“Michael is a brilliant creative leader, with a keen ability to tell beautiful brand stories. I can’t wait to witness the great ideas and superb work that he’ll bring to our Atlanta office – and beyond.”