To put it simply, Erin believes in purposeful strategy and bold creativity. From the beginning, cutting her teeth at BBH New York with brands like Johnnie Walker, Axe and Ally Bank, she’s spent a career dedicated to innovative, results-driven work.
She’s banked invaluable time in both agency and start-up cultures, mostly recently working on the client side at San Francisco–based retailer Old Navy as VP of Marketing and Brand Engagement. Prior to that, she led global marketing for Cole Haan, where she’s credited with developing brand-defining, cross-platform work. And as Brand and Communications Director for BBH’s ZAG, she fostered brand invention and consulting ventures, specializing in inventing and launching brands for equity.
Erin is truly a multifaceted marketer with the talent to build salient, enduring brands. And now, with 15 years in the game, she’s found her home at TBWA\Chiat\Day.
Phone: (+1) 310 305 5093
The author of our saying “Be more human (and if in doubt) be more dog,” Stephen has had a huge impact on both the work and culture of the agency. His brave, groundbreaking and unforgettable ideas have helped to push our creative boundaries. He is also a magnet for top talent and 21st-century brands looking to find their emotional center and make a lasting impact on culture. Stephen comes to us from Mother London, where he managed award-winning campaigns for Stella Artois, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Orange, Match.com, Gucci, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Unilever and the British government. Prior to Mother, Stephen was a CD at BBH London on Levi’s. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Stephen also worked for Condé Nast in London as an Art Director on both British Vogue and British GQ.
Nick leads a diverse strategic department that keeps the agency connected to contemporary culture and delivers insights and understanding for our brands. He has been instrumental in rolling out the next chapter of Disruption and Disruption Live across the global TBWA network, which has expanded our ability to track and respond to cultural triggers and create right-time impact. Before joining TBWA, Nick was Planning Director of Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai before becoming Global Director of W+K Tomorrow in Portland, where he led a team responsible for creating new revenue and working models, with a focus on sustainability and emerging technology. Brand experience includes Nike, Coca-Cola, Target, Converse, Nokia, the Gates Foundation and EcoDistricts. Now based in Venice, Nick enjoys the LA lifestyle with his dog Churro.
Renato started his career back in 1994, in his hometown, Curitiba, Brazil. In 2001 he moved to São Paulo to work at Almap BBDO, where he stayed for 11 years. His work helped the agency to win back-to-back Agency of the Year titles at the Clio Awards and at the Cannes Festival (2010, 2011).
Renato moved to TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles in 2011. He was on the pitch winning team that brought the Adidas World Cup campaign to TBWA. For Gatorade, he was one of the leading forces that revitalized the brand, with campaigns such as “Sweat It to Get It,” “The Boy Who Learned to Fly” for Usain Bolt, “Don’t Go Down” for Messi, “Made In New York” for Derek Jeter and “Dear Peyton” for Peyton Manning.
His work has been honored at Cannes Lions—The One Show, Clios, LIA and D&AD, including two Grand Prix awards. He also had two Emmy nominations, and two of his campaigns are featured in the list of most awarded in the Gunn Report. He served as a jury member for several international awards, including Cannes Lions and Clios.
Phone: (+1) 310 305 5249
Neil’s experience is nothing short of impressive - from consumer tech to music and financial services, he’s found a real passion working for some of the most exciting brands in the world.
Beginning at BBH London, he spent four years as partner and Strategy Director at ZAG, leading the ventures and innovation division with an eye on consumer-tech branding. Here, he did everything from developing new mobile music platforms for Universal to building a wearable smart camera for Microsoft.
Over his career, he’s been lucky enough to work with top global brands like British Airways, Skype, Barclaycard, British Telecom and Mercedes-Benz.
Today, Neil can be found at TBWA\Chiat\Day continuing to chase his passion for smart strategy-driven work.
Phone: (+1) 310 305 5011
At a time when creative output is at the forefront, Tanya’s arrival brought both an amazingly talented individual as well as a crucial new role within our agency. She is helping us rebuild a world-class idea factory and bring our maker culture to life with world-class creative output. Tanya comes to us with over 15 years of integrated production experience, including stints at Saatchi & Saatchi and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. She helped both agencies build out their digital, technology, content and production teams and helped create and launch work for Netflix, TiVo, Sprint, AT&T Wireless and Pacific Bell Wireless. She has two dogs, Liz Lemon and Ted Baxter, and is happy to be back in Los Angeles.
As CIO, John is charged with furthering the company’s digital and content capabilities, as well as implementing inventive platforms and processes to ensure that innovation is woven into the very fabric of the agency. He is a key leader across departments, while directly overseeing key digital functions, including creative technology, integrated production and social media management and strategy.
John comes to the agency from Kuala Lumpur, where he served as CEO of Ogilvy Malaysia, overseeing several agencies and helping the agency group grow and develop their digital and content capabilities. Prior to joining Ogilvy, he spent four years at Deutsch LA, rising to the role of EVP, Executive Director of the agency’s digital account management group.
Phone: (+1) 310 305 5129
Barbara holds what could be the toughest job in the agency. As CFO, she is responsible for keeping us responsible moneywise. No easy feat with a bunch of creative types running through the halls.
But somehow she manages to keep our financial machine well oiled. Whether its balancing budgets, negotiating contracts or making sure we can afford to hire the best and brightest, Barbara does it all with effortless grace.
Of course she’s had lots of practice, first joining us 26 years ago. She’s seen us grow from humble beginnings to our present success. And she got big plans to keep our pirate ship on the right course.