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DDB New York
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees201-500
Total US500+
Total Worldwide500+
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Chris Brown, President & CEO
Chris was recently named to his current position after 17 years of experience with DDB Worldwide, both in the UK and Australia. He was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of DDB Group Australia in 2012, after serving as Group Managing Director of DDB Sydney from 2007 to 2012.

Brown has worked with a range of leading brands in his career, including Sony, Telstra, Tourism Australia, Unilever, J&J and Volkswagen. He was promoted to the Board of Management and Managing Partner of DDB Sydney at the age of 30, and Group Managing Director of DDB Sydney at the age of 33, with overall responsibility for DDB, RAPP, Mango, DDB Remedy and Tribal Worldwide.

Brown has produced award-winning campaigns that have been recognized at the top shows around the world such as the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, One Show, D&AD, IPA and AFA Effectiveness awards. He was featured in AdNews “40 under 40” in 2008 and Campaign Asia-Pacific's “40 under 40” in 2013. Brown currently sits on the National Communications Council Board in Australia and is one of the participants in the “Male Champions of Change” initiative, committed to promoting gender equality within the industry.
Stuart Hazlewood, Chief Strategy Officer
A native of the UK and a 27-year veteran of the advertising industry, Stuart Hazlewood joined DDB New York as Chief Strategy Officer in late 2009.  He splits his time between existing clients, new business pitches and thinking through better ways to plan and execute campaigns given today’s media and technology developments.
 
Stuart has led consumer insight-driven planning efforts on many complex & multinational businesses such as Qualcomm, Compaq Computer, the re-positioning of Continental Airlines post bankruptcy, and Lenovo Computer Corporation’s worldwide launch, which at the time represented the first global foray for a Chinese consumer brand. He has extensive experience in categories as diverse as packaged goods, insurance, technology, consumer communications, financial services and home entertainment. He currently oversees planning on the Electrolux, Unilever, Mars pet foods and Hertz accounts.

Prior to returning to DDB New York (it’s his third stint), Stuart worked at Euro RSCG, Ogilvy & Mather and BBDO New York, where he focused on helping Chrysler Corporation through its bankruptcy, global planning for Volvo and also for VW in the US and Japan, the pre-launch planning for the mark 1 Mercedes M-Class, and US planning director on Michelin tires. 

Stuart is an enthusiastic hiker and outdoorsman. He’s also a pretty good blues guitarist and an enthusiastic, if challenged, pianist. He lives in Westport, CT in a household that expands to five when his three daughters return home from their various schools.
Icaro Doria, Chief Creative Officer
Icaro Doria serves as Chief Creative Officer of DDB New York, where he is responsible for leading the agency’s entire creative department to ensure that DDB New York maintains its pedigree of creative excellence, while inventing new, more nimble ways of working to generate better results for clients.

Before DDB, Doria was the Founder and Executive Creative Director of Wieden+Kennedy in São Paulo, Brazil. Under Doria’s leadership, the office went from a kitchen table to an exciting office of 160 people, winning several local, regional and global accounts, including Coca-Cola’s global effort for the FIFA World Cup 2014, Diageo’s Smirnoff, TIM Telecom (Brazil’s second largest mobile provider), Original Bank (Brazil’s largest rural bank), Heineken, Nike, Mondelez, Philips and Coca-Cola’s juices portfolio.

His career spans three continents, from his native Brazil, to Portugal to the U.S. market, where he spent six years prior to returning to Brazil with Wieden+Kennedy. While in the U.S. he most recently served as Group Creative Director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco working on the Hewlett Packard and Sprint Telecom accounts. Before that, he was at Y&R New York where he served as Global Creative Director for Dell and Bacardi, as well as Group Creative Director for a range of accounts including Virgin Atlantic, Land Rover, and VH1.

When he first came to the U.S., Doria was instrumental in the creative resurgence of Saatchi & Saatchi New York, where his work helped the agency to win “Agency of The Year” at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, the Clios Awards, the Young Guns, London International and The Art Directors Club of NYC.

Doria has been acknowledged by and judged every major industry award show, and topped Creativity’s awards ranking as the “Most Awarded Copywriter in the World” in 2007.
Joe Cianciotto, Exectuive Creative Director, Director of Digital
As ECD of the NY office, his creative leadership has extended well beyond the digital space to include print, television/film, social media, branded content and CRM. Having founded, Amplify, an integrated proprietary process, he oversees all aspects of the agency’s emerging media and social-driven integrated capabilities. While Joe’s support structure boasts a formidable mix of cutting edge communication experts, the primary mission is to guarantee that an idea not only succeeds in the digital or social space, but that it organically extends across a multitude of integrated channels and mediums. In his tenure at DDB NY, Joe has been this steward for clients including State Farm, NY Lottery, Electrolux, Glidden, Cotton, Diet Pepsi, Unilever, Gibson, Seasonique, GP, ExxonMobil and UTC.
Based upon his successes in the DDB NY Office, in January of 2010 Joe’s role was expanded to Director of Digital, US, where he is in the process of applying his blueprint for success in NY across all of the offices in the U.S.
Prior to joining DDB NY, Joe was Vice President, Creative Director of Interactive at D’Arcy Worldwide as a member of the BOS Group (Brand Optimization Systems) since early 1998. At D’Arcy, Joe led digital efforts for clients such as Sprint, Cap Gemini, P&G, and Ernst & Young. Following D’Arcy’s merger with Publicis in January of 2003, he expanded his client list to include Pfizer and L’Oreal.
Joe holds a degree in Visual Design from Carnegie Mellon and currently resides in Queens, NY with his wife Jen and two daughters.