Havas Chicago Signs Drew Donatelle as ECD

By Patrick Coffee 

Havas Chicago expanded its creative team this week with the addition of Drew Donatelle as executive creative director.

Donatelle has an extensive agency background, but he most recently served on the in-house team at Twitter, where he was a senior brand strategist focusing on the auto, dining and retail verticals. Prior to joining the blue bird, he spent nearly nine years at FCB, where he landed before the merger and became a VP/CD in the agency’s Chicago office.

During his time with FCB, he worked on new media and created campaigns for such clients as Jack Daniels, Motorola and Nokia. In his own LinkedIn bio, he references this Meat Loaf A1 spot while mentioning that he also serves as creative director for luxury leather goods brand Fischer Voyage.

The release tells us that Donatelle will “be responsible fueling the agency’s mission to reinvigorate great American brands with cultural relevance.”

CCO and Instagram star Jason Peterson writes:

“[Drew] is a classically trained conceptual advertising creative who also has deep social expertise based on his time at Twitter. He brings the perfect blend of creative leadership that we need.”