DDB New York, part of Omnicom, has expanded its creative department with the appointment of executive creative director, Lance Parrish, and the addition of group creative directors, Katie Jensen and Ani Munoz.
All three will report to Lisa Topol and Derek Barnes, co-chief creative officers of DDB New York, and will lead creative across DDB’s portfolio of clients.
As the first batch of new hires for Topol and Barnes since the pair joined the agency in March, the moves signify a new era of creative leadership for the agency.
Parrish joins DDB after seven years at Grey, where he was previously group creative director. While there, Parrish helped pitch and win Gillette’s global business, in addition to Bose, Advil, and Applebee’s.
Jensen and Munoz also join DDB from Grey NY where they worked for three years together across brands such as Best Buy, Downy, Pringles and Marriott. With more than 10 years in advertising, Jensen and Munoz previously worked at a number of agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Chiat Day NY, Y&R and Ogilvy & Mather.
“Having worked with Lance, Katie, and Ani in the past, we’re incredibly excited for the creative energy they’re bringing to DDB,” said Topol.
Barnes added: “All three of these outstanding creatives have the kind of fresh ideas we know will usher in a new age for this department and which will take the agency’s reputation to new heights.”