TBWA\Chiat\Day New York appoints Chris Beresford-Hill as chief creative officer

Chris Beresford-Hill

TBWA\Chiat\Day New York has hired Chris Beresford-Hill to fill the role of chief creative officer.

He replaces Chris Garbutt, who was promoted to global chief creative officer of TBWA Worldwide earlier this year. Garbutt previously served as global creative president of TBWA Worldwide and chief creative officer of the Omnicom agency’s New York office.

Beresford-Hill previously served as EVP-executive creative director at BBDO New York, where he led creative for brands including Foot Locker, Guinness, Priceline.com and HBO with his partner Dan Lucey.

In his new role, he will lead creative for clients including Accenture, Adidas, Eos, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, and TD Bank. He will report to Garbutt and partner with TBWA\Chiat\Day New York chief executive Rob Schwartz.

“Chris has the energy and talent to ignite a creative renaissance in New York,” said Garbutt in a statement. “He’s prolific, charismatic, he’s got New York swagger and he’s ready to excel. His work has consistently become part of culture and makes a tangible impact on his clients’ businesses. He’s a phenomenal talent and we are thrilled that he is joining us in New York.”

“I have always loved TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, and have admired the members of this leadership team even before they fully assembled,” added Beresford-Hill. “Every conversation I have had in the process has reinforced my belief that amazing things are about to happen.”

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