DDB, part of Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC), announced today that Jamie McGarry has been promoted to EVP, Director of Business Development in the U.S. Reporting to Paul Gunning, President and Chief Operating Officer of DDB U.S., Jamie will oversee business development for DDB’s three U.S. offices (DDB Chicago, DDB New York and DDB San Francisco), and assist We Are Unlimited, Tribal Worldwide-New York and Rodgers Townsend in their pursuits.
“Jamie has great passion for our industry, this agency and winning. She possesses a positive energy and can-do attitude that helps drive everyone forward and creates a momentum for us to do our best work. She has a knack for understanding what clients need, and in turn develops business solutions that deliver business growth, which is evident by her proven track record,” said Paul Gunning.
In her elevated role, Jamie will integrate DDB’s new business efforts and resources as well as drive growth across the U.S. offices. As DDB implements a more connected operating structure in the U.S., she will be responsible for shaping and leading a coordinated business development practice that will withstand and create agency models for clients’ ever-changing needs.
Over the course of her tenure at DDB, Jamie’s business acumen has reshaped the network’s pitch strategy and approach, dramatically transforming DDB’s new business track record. Under her leadership, DDB has had a notable increase in new business activity and conversion, including both new client wins and organic growth. The results of her efforts have been substantial wins, including the U.S. Army, McDonald’s, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Fiat Chrysler (including Jeep, RAM and Alfa Romeo), Symantec, along with many others. Earlier this year Jamie was named a Working Mother of the Year Honoree by She Runs It.
Jamie’s appointment to oversee the agency network’s business development in the U.S. is the latest update as DDB moves towards a more connected operating structure in the U.S. Late last year, both Azher Ahmed and Val Bengoa were elevated to leadership positions for DDB U.S.
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DDB U.S., part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE), is one of the country’s leading and most influential advertising agencies, with offices in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. DDB has been recognized by top awards shows including Effie, Cannes, CLIOs, The One Show, New York Festival and more. The agency's U.S. clients include McDonald’s, State Farm, Mars, U.S. Army, Miller Coors and Capital One, among others.
Founded in 1949, the agency is part of DDB Worldwide and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, with its flagship office in New York, NY.
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE – OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.