Chris Brown Joins R/GA New York as Group Managing Director

New York, May 10, 2019 -- R/GA New York is pleased to welcome Chris Brown as Group Managing Director. In this role, Chris will be on the New York leadership team, overseeing one of the largest Groups within R/GA and partnering with a diverse set of clients including Samsung.

Chris joined R/GA from DDB, where he most recently led the NY office as President and CEO. Under Chris’s leadership, the agency won new business including Henkel, Time Warner Cable, and Heineken, where he helped build a bespoke social and digital offering for their core US brands. Chris began his career at BMP DDB in London and moved within the company to eventually become Group CEO of DDB Australia. There, he built a highly successful integrated operating model across Sydney and Melbourne, which netted multiple new business wins, including Telstra and Westpac.

“Chris has an impressive record of client advocacy, leading successful teams, and delivering impactful work that drives business success,” stated Robin Forbes, managing director, R/GA New York. “We look forward to watching the work and culture evolve under Chris’s leadership.”

Under Chris’s leadership, DDB Australia won numerous accolades including Spike’s Asia Agency of the Year, PR agency of the Year, and Experiential Agency of the Year. Chris has been featured in Campaign Asia’s 40 Under 40 and sat on the Ad:tech advisory council, on the National Communications Council board, helping promote gender diversity. In New York he worked on a strategic partnership with GLAAD and was on the AEF board.

“I am really excited to be joining the team at R/GA and work on some of the world’s best brands,” said Chris Brown. ”The breadth and depth of capabilities is impressive and the ability to deliver ‘transformation at speed’ is a compelling proposition in today’s dynamic business landscape.”

About R/GA

R/GA creates transformation at speed. An innovation leader for more than 40 years, R/GA has expanded to offer consulting, ventures, technology, marketing communications, architecture, and IP development services in addition to its award-winning design practice. Its work spans web, mobile, and social communications, retail and e-commerce, product innovation, brand development, and business transformation. The company has more than 2,000 employees globally with 19 offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific. R/GA is part of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organizations.

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Allison Mertzman

VP, Global Marketing and Communications

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