DDB at Advertising Week

DDB heads to Advertising Week 2018!

As we gear up for Advertising Week 2018 in New York City on October 1st, there are a number of events that we’re excited to be involved in. This year marks the conference’s 15th anniversary, and with that comes an exciting lineup and some special events. Near to our hearts was this year’s tribute to the late Ken Kaess, former DDB Worldwide CEO and beloved ad man, featured in the conference’s 15th anniversary program welcome letter.

Check out a few highlights below, and don’t forget to follow along on social via the hashtag #DDBatAW!




Times Have Changed. Great Storytelling Hasn’t.

Monday, October 1 | 10:30am-11:10am | AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13, Twitter Stage

Featuring: Ari Weiss, DDB/NA CCO


AD Club’s Brave Brands Luncheon

Monday, October 1 | 11am-2pm | The Rainbow Room (30 Rockefeller Plaza)

Honoring: MARS Wrigley Confectionery and DDB Chicago’s “Exclusive the Rainbow” campaign


Data Driven Creative

Monday, October 1 | 3:30pm | AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13, Realtor.com Stage

Featuring: Rich Guest, Global Business Director of DDB


Madison Avenue Walk of Fame Icon Awards

Monday, October 1 | 6:30pm | PlayStation Theatre
Honoring: The Energizer Bunny, Chester the Cheetah, “Like a Good Neighbor”



Advertising Week Global Advisory Council Lunch*

Wednesday, October 3 | 12:15pm | Museum of Arts & Design

Featuring: Presentation by Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide

*Event not open to public


I Was There

Wednesday, October 3 | 4pm | McHale’s Pub

Featuring: Lisa Topol, Co-CCO of DDB/NY



The Evolution of the CMO

Thursday, October 4 | 3:30pm | AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13, Realtor.com Stage

Featuring: Ty Shay, CMO of Symantec (DDB/SF client)


DDB is also proud to be a TIME’S UP/ADVERTISING signatory and looks forward to their inaugural partnership with Advertising Week this year. For a full lineup of TU/AD events, click here.

Enhancing the Live Experience featuring Andrew Essex of Tribeca Enterprises (center) and Bernardo Spielmann of Heineken (center-right).

Thursday 9/28 Recap

The last day of Advertising Week’s programming arrived today and we’re sad to be saying goodbye so quickly. DDB took today a bit slower than the rest, with no official panels of our own, but still with plenty to choose from.

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