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BBDO ATL

Atlanta, United States

Basic Info

Core Competencies: Digital, Social Media, Marketing/Creative Services, Shopper Marketing/Point of Sale/Sales promotion, Market Research/Consulting, Marketing Technologies/Analytics, Strategy and Planning, B2B, Retail, Consumer

Founded in: 1951

Network:

Employees: 112

Awards: 75

Creative Work: 126

Clients: 19


Contact Information

One Alliance Center 3500 Lenox Road Suite 1900
Atlanta Georgia 30326
United States
Phone: (+1) 404 231 1700
Email:
Website:

Debbie Lindner

Debbie Lindner

EVP, Chief People Officer

Jackie Hernandez

Core Competencies: Digital, Social Media, Marketing/Creative Services, Shopper Marketing/Point of Sale/Sales promotion, Market Research/Consulting, Marketing Technologies/Analytics, Strategy and Planning, B2B, Retail, Consumer

Founded in: 1951

Network:

Employees: 112

Awards: 75

Creative Work: 126

Clients: 19

BBDO ATL

One Alliance Center 3500 Lenox Road Suite 1900
Atlanta Georgia 30326
United States
Phone: (+1) 404 231 1700
Email:
Website:
Debbie Lindner

Debbie Lindner

EVP, Chief People Officer

Jackie Hernandez

BBDO ATL Leadership and Team Members

Robin Fitzgerald

Robin Fitzgerald

Chief Creative Officer

Robin came to BBDO Atlanta from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where she led high-profile work for brands including Netflix, Old Navy, Grey Poupon, and PayPal, including the brand's first-ever Super Bowl ad.

Prior to CP&B, she worked at TBWA/Chiat/Day, L.A., on brands such as Energizer, Gatorade and Nissan. She started her advertising career in Nebraska as a copywriter at Bozell, after graduating from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 

Peter Bunarek

Peter Bunarek

Managing Director

Peter knows what keeps CMOs awake at night, because well, that’s what has kept him awake for the past 20 years. His career spans both the agency and client sides, across every conceivable segment from retail, food and beverage, automotive, travel, outdoor recreation, healthcare, and agriculture. Regardless of segment, Peter knows agencies are at their best when creatively solving complex business problems and doing it fast. He instills in our agency a knack for business and marketing strategy, a passion for data and analytics, and a love for creativity. While Peter leads our agency, he loves being close to “the work” and is intimately involved in every one of our accounts.

Originally from Michigan, Peter has embraced his inner Southerner after moving to Atlanta several years ago. His love for seersucker is eclipsed only by his love of bow ties. And white bucks. Wait, and linen. Oh, and don’t forget bourbon. 

Tricia Russo

Tricia Russo

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

Tricia began her career at Chiat\Day in LA and NY, where she worked with some of the best in the business, igniting her passion for getting to big strategic ideas that connect culturally. She identifies actionable consumer insights and translates them into game-changing creative inspiration that lives across platforms, ultimately creating success for clients. Tricia emphasizes deep relationships with her clients, helping them reframe their issues and build fresh creative solutions. Her philosophy is always to build strategy through the lens of creativity. Tricia has spent time at agencies big and small around the country including Angotti Thomas Hedge and Ogilvy & Mather in NY, and Leo Burnett, Cramer-Krasselt, and Y&R in Chicago.

With crazy four-year-old twin boys and a crazy husband who works as a creative director at another ad agency, Tricia strives to be the least crazy person in her house but seldom succeeds at this. 

David Sackin

David Sackin

EVP, Director of Insights & Analytics

With more than 20 years of marketing and research experience, David helps ensure that our programs are working as efficiently and effectively as possible for our clients. As managing director of The Worth, David leads BBDO North America's analytics consultancy, housed within BBDO ATL. He previously co-led McKinsey's Customer Insights Practice and has conducted research for Michelin, Nestlé, Nike, P&G, Best Buy, the U.S. Postal Service, and Miller Brewing, among others. David guides client and client-service teams to uncover business-impacting insights for creative strategy development and marketing spend optimization.

David has visited 45 countries, but was detained in only Azerbaijan and Canada. He invented something even more well-traveled: the Forever Stamp, while consulting with the U.S. Post Office. 

Sara Jones

Sara Jones

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Behind the stellar work at any great agency is someone who makes sure everything is operating like clockwork, so that work flows, bills are paid, and details are handled. At BBDO ATL, that person is Sara. With more than 25 years of experience, 14 of those spent at BBDO ATL, she is responsible for all of the agency’s financial operations, overseeing an exceptional team whose job is to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in annualized client billings and vendor payments. Sara is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and her professional volunteer activities include serving as vice president and secretary for Financial Executives International, Atlanta Chapter.

Sara is a serial do-it-yourselfer. Whether it’s kitchen cabinets, a staircase, or a backyard pergola, she applies her sense of vintage craft. She also loves gardening, offshore saltwater fishing, and spending time with her family. 

Debbie Lindner

Human Resources

Debbie Lindner

EVP, Chief People Officer

Debbie’s goal is to recruit the most talented people in the business and do everything in her power to keep them, celebrate them, support them, and nurture them. Her compassion and intuitiveness have played a huge role in the fact that the Atlanta Business Chronicle named BBDO ATL one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Atlanta. Debbie joined the BBDO Atlanta family in 1990 as Human Resources Manager. Today, she manages four departments at the agency: human resources, office management, information systems, and administrative services. Debbie is also an esteemed member of the Human Resources Management Team for BBDO North America.

Debbie is passionate about fitness. When she’s not weight training or doing trail runs in the pre-dawn hours, she’s whipping the agency into shape at our fitness center. Her motto is, "Healthy minds and bodies make for energized employees."