Omnicom announced today that Wendy Clark has resigned as CEO DDB Worldwide.
John Wren (Omnicom Group Chairman and CEO) today announced as well that former DDB Worldwide CEO and current Chairman, Chuck Brymer, will assume additional responsibilities for the company while a search is conducted to find new leadership.
Brymer was hired by DDB as Worldwide CEO in 2006. Under his leadership, he oversaw the continued ranking of DDB as one of the most creative and successful agencies in the world. He also expanded DDB’s stature and geographical footprint, through the acquisition of adam&eve in the UK, Mudra in India and Grupo ABC in Brazil.
“For the twelve years that Chuck ran DDB, he helped build it into a creative powerhouse. I have the utmost confidence in his leadership, especially in these uncertain times, to steer DDB to new growth as we look for new leadership,” said John Wren, Chairman and CEO, Omnicom Group. “While Wendy’s timing is unfortunate as our people and clients are struggling with the fall-out of COVID-19, the network is in more than capable hands with Chuck leading the business.”
“I love everything about DDB but most importantly our people and our clients,” said Brymer, Chairman, DDB Worldwide. “It is a company with amazing creative talent and energy. I look forward to getting back to work to help drive our success even further.”
Wendy Clark joined DDB in 2016 as CEO North America and was appointed CEO Worldwide of this agency belonging to Omnicom Group on Feburary 2018. Clark chaged The Coca-Cola Company for DDB after eight years at the beverage multinational where she had been Senior Vice President Integrated Marketing Communications & Capabilities from 2008 to 2014 and then President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing from 2014 to 2016.
Image over the headline.- Wendy Clark.© The Coca-Cola Company.