SINGAPORE – Wendy Clark, DDB Worldwide’s CEO, and the first woman to lead an Omnicom global creative network, joins Spikes Asia for the first time to speak about her views on the importance of Bravery, Belief and Being Underestimated in driving impact for brands, success for agencies, and in accelerating career growth.
During the session, Clark will discuss what does ‘having impact’ mean for brands, what does the agency of tomorrow look like, and share the secret to a successful career in advertising.
Just six months into her tenure as global CEO of DDB Worldwide, Wendy Clark has helped reignite DDB Worldwide’s 200 agencies and 10,000+ associates with her no-nonsense, hands-on approach to the work, the team, the clients and a relentless drive to win.
Wendy first joined DDB in January 2016 as regional CEO, leading 18 offices and 2,000 people across the U.S and Canada. Prior to DDB, Wendy was President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing for Coca-Cola North America, and Senior Vice President, Advertising for AT&T.
Called “one of the most important women in advertising” by Advertising Age, Clark has earned numerous recognitions over the course of her career including the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications, She Runs It’s Advertising Woman of the Year, Advertising Age Executive of the Year, and named the Brand Refresher on Fast Company’s top ten list of Innovative Business Disruptors.
In 2007, Wendy was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement. Clark is an advisory board member for the Peabody Awards and IDEO.org, a board director for the Ad Council and American Advertising Federation, and sits on the board for David Yurman.