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As Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide, Mark Tutssel serves as the global network’s creative leader and is
responsible for setting the creative vision for the network’s 85 global offices.
Since taking the role in 2005, Mark has helped Leo Burnett move up to the 3rd most awarded network in the world, with
more offices contributing to its creative reputation than any other agency network. Leo Burnett Worldwide has topped
the Gunn Report’s “All Gunns Blazing” category for the last five years, taking home first place in new-world thinking.
In 2014, Leo Burnett was crowned “Network of the Year” at the International ANDY Awards, the Art Directors Club of
New York, the Epica Awards, the Art Directors Club of Europe and the inaugural Cannes Lions Health Awards. To add to
an already remarkable year of achievements, Leo Burnett was also honoured as the second most awarded creative
network in the world at the The One Show and CLIO Awards.
Under Mark’s creative leadership, Leo Burnett has developed world-class campaigns for some of the world’s most iconic
brands, including Coca-Cola, Samsung, McDonald’s and P&G among others. And for the last two consecutive years,
Coca-Cola and McDonald’s have both been named Cannes “Creative Marketer of the Year” under his purview.
In 2013, Mark introduced “Creativity Without Borders”, a game-changing vision for marketing communications to Leo
Burnett that is now widely adopted and embraced by the network.
One of the most awarded creative directors in the industry, his work has garnered every major creative accolade
including the prestigious Cannes Grand Prix and 74 Lions. Mark’s professional success has been rooted in his belief in
the power of ideas, and that creativity can change the world.
Mark has had the honour of chairing the world’s greatest award shows, including Clios, D&AD, Eurobest, Spikes,
International ANDY Awards, AdFest, Art Directors Club of Europe, London International Awards, and the International
YoungGuns. He is also one of the only creative directors in the world to serve as a Cannes Lions Jury President three
times. In 2008 he was the President of the Cannes Titanium & Integrated Jury, in 2010 he was the President of both the
Film and Press Juries, and finally, in 2013 he served as the President of Direct.
Campaign Magazine named Mark the No.1 Worldwide Creative Director, earning the title of top global Creative Crusader.
Mark sits on several boards, including the Publicis Groupe P12 “Executive Committee” and the Facebook Creative
Council. He is a member of the Royal Society of Arts, co-authored a book on L