Global Executive Creative Director and President of McCann Global Creative Leadership Council, USA
Based in New York City, John is currently Global Executive Creative Director at McCann Worldgroup, and is also President of McCann Worldgroup’s Global Creative Council. In this dual role, he provides creative leadership across McCann’s global brands, and works closely with McCann’s creative and strategic leaders across all markets.
Prior to this, he was Chief Creative Officer of McCann Australia, responsible for the Melbourne and Sydney offices. Under John’s leadership, McCann Melbourne became the world’s most awarded agency in 2013, and the world’s 3rd most awarded digital agency.
Honors include The Gunn Report Agency of the Year, D&AD Agency of the Year, Cannes Agency of the Year (Runner Up), AWARD Agency of the Year, Spikes Asia Agency of the Year and Campaign Brief Agency of the Year.
As both a writer and a creative director, John has won over 60 Cannes Lions including 6 Cannes Grand Prix, Black and Yellow Pencils at D&AD, One Show Best of Show, and multiple Clio, Spikes, LIA and Webby awards. His work has also been housed in London’s Design Museum.
And recently, at the 2016 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, John helped McCann NY to the position of most-Lions won for all North American agencies, and McCann Worldgroup to a total Lions tally of 96… up from 55 the previous year.
John has served as a jury member or jury president at all the major shows, including Cannes, D&AD and One Show.
John was named in the 2013 Creativity 50: AdWeek’s annual listing of the world’s 50 most influential creative thinkers and doers, and Business Insider ranked him the 8th most creative person in advertising worldwide.