R/GA Promotes Its Longtime CCO to the New Role of Vice Chairman

Nick Law keeps agency on the forefront of trends

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R/GA has officially promoted longtime veteran and global chief creative officer Nick Law to the newly created position of vice chairman.

In this role, Law will work even more closely with the agency's senior clients and global leadership to help shape both its business strategy and its larger vision moving forward. He will continue to work out of R/GA's New York headquarters and report directly to chairman and CEO Robert Greenberg.

"Over the past 15 years, Nick has been an incredible partner to me and the entire executive team," said Greenberg in a statement. "Under his leadership, we will continue our relentless pursuit of innovation far into the future."

Throughout his decade-plus stint with the IPG organization—which now calls itself "the company for the Connected Age"—Law has helped staff its offices with diverse teams of designers, copywriters, interaction designers and creative technologists to better serve such clients as Nike, Google, Samsung, Beats by Dre, Johnson & Johnson and IBM.

"Since starting at R/GA 15 years ago, the most interesting thing about my job has always been the next thing," Law said. "We've changed so rapidly; I feel as though I've had a different job every every day. When Bob hired me we were an office of 100 people designing websites in Hell's Kitchen. Now we have 16 offices across the world with 1,800 people creating everything from Super Bowl spots to connected products. It's never been easy, but it's always been fun. I'm looking forward to the next 15 years."

Greenberg noted that Law will play a significant role in ensuring that the agency remains on the forefront of related trends. He said, "As we continue to evolve—exploring and creating new capabilities, and opening new offices around the globe—I will look to Nick to ensure that creative is at the heart of everything we do, from technology and UX to strategy and storytelling."

During Law's tenure, R/GA has received a slew of industry awards and attendant honors from the trade press. In 2014, the shop was named Adweek's Digital Agency of the Year; It was also named Agency of the Year at last year's Cannes Lions, and received awards from D&AD, Clios, the Art Director's Club, London International Awards and more.

@PatrickCoffee patrick.coffee@adweek.com Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek.