Carl Johnson is the former COO of TBWA\Worldwide and CEO of its New York office - TBWA\Chiat\Day.;Whilst there he more than doubled the agency's size but more importantly introduced the practice of "Connections Planning," arguably the first new industry discipline since the advent of planning.;As significantly, Carl created an innovative climate that attracted talented professionals and inspired and facilitated their ability to flourish.;Prior to coming to the US Carl founded Simons Palmer Clemmow Johnson in the UK, one of the most awarded and respected agencies of the 90's, with clients including Nike, Sony PlayStation, Virgin, British Telecom, and News Corporation. His success as the company's CEO led to him being named one of the UK's top young business executives in Business Age Magazines' "40 under 40" issue.;He is now also The Chairman of Effie Worldwide helping to drive effectiveness in marketing communications across the industry.