Droga5 London Names Its First Head of Production

By Erik Oster 

Droga5 London appointed Chris Watling as the office’s first head of production, effective as of this July, AdAge reports.

Watling joins Droga5 after nearly ten years at BBH London, most recently serving as managing director for Black Sheep Studios, the agency’s in-house studio. He joined BBH London as an account manager in September of 2006, following time as a production assistant with JWT Paris and Radio Nova. Two years later he became a partner and producer with BBH London, a position he held until taking on his current role as managing director, Black Sheep Studios. During his time with BBH London, he  worked on campaigns for brands including Audi, Axe, The Guardian and British Airways.

Watling’s appointment follows a series of high profile arrivals, as Droga5 continues to build up its London office. Last October, David Kolbusz joined Droga5 London as CCO, following his exit from W+K New York and this April, Rick Dodds and Steve Howell arrived from the agency’s New York office to serve as co-executive creative directors