IPG global brand experience agency Jack Morton hired Jeremy Hodges as vice president, executive creative director.
In the role, Hodges will be based out of Chicago and responsible for leading creative on several key accounts, including MillerCoors. MillerCoors selected Jack Morton as lead agency partner for experiential, sports, music and entertainment marketing in March, following a review.
Hodges arrives at Jack Morton from Narrative Media Group, where he served as svp, creative. Before that, he spent over two and a half years as executive creative director at Havas’ Annex Chicago, following a three and a half year stint at Walton Isaacson as account director and creative lead. He has worked with brands including Adidas, Bud Light, General Mills, McDonald’s and Pernod Ricard. Hodges is also the founder of online multicultural lifestyle magazine Voice of Young Dreamers.
“The second I met Jeremy, I knew he was the right fit for Jack Morton. He is an immense creative talent and inspiring leader. His passion and drive to push the boundaries of our work will be a great addition to the Chicago office and on our global creative council,” Jack Morton CCO Shelley Elkins said in a statement. “He will make a significant impact on the extraordinary brand experiences that we create for our clients.”
“I believe that brands don’t influence people. People do. It’s why creating genuine connections between the two is so important,” Hodges added. “Jack’s rich history of being an ideas-led culture that creates compelling and meaningful experiences really spoke to me. My goal is to build a strong creative team that will bring new ideas, new thinking and approaches to our clients—ideas that will truly resonate with today’s culturally diverse consumer.”