Olson Names Kevin McKeon CCO

By Erik Oster 

Olson announced the appointment of Kevin McKeon as chief creative officer, following “a truly exhaustive search process.”

McKeon arrives from StrawberryFrog, where has worked since 2004, most recently serving as a partner and chief creative officer. Prior to StrawberryFrog, McKeon spent two years with BBH as an executive creative director. He has also served as a creative director for BBDO and Lowe. Over the course of his career he has worked with such clients as Levi’s, Heineken, Johnnie Walker AXE Body Spray, Sam’s Club, Pampers, ING Direct and Orexo Pharmaceuticals. His work for Orexo Pharmaceuticals recently won a Gold Lion at Cannes. Olson cited McKeon’s “progressive work,” appreciation for integration and understanding of Olson’s agency model in its decision.

“From our first meeting onward, I’ve been really impressed by Olson’s deep integrated capabilities, their sophisticated thinking, and their incredible grasp on what smart, ambitious clients are looking for in 2015 and beyond,” said McKeon. “I think Olson is poised to make a great leap forward, and I’m just excited to be part of it.”