Andrew Robertson, president and CEO of BBDO Worldwide, headlined the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media's Reed Sarratt Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. in the Carroll Hall auditorium.
Andrew Robertson has been president and CEO of BBDO Worldwide since June 2004.
Robertson first came to BBDO in the UK in 1995, joining Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO where he subsequently served as chief executive. In 2001, he moved to BBDO North America to serve as president and CEO.
He began his advertising career at Ogilvy & Mather, London as a media planner. He switched to account management and was appointed to the board of Ogilvy & Mather in 1986. In 1989, he joined J. Walter Thompson and in November 1990, was appointed chief executive of WCRS.
Robertson has a degree in Economics from City of London University. He serves on the boards of Autism Speaks, the Center on Media and Child Health, the International Rescue Committee and Wake Forest University Business School. He is a past chairman of The Advertising Council.
BBDO Worldwide has been named network of the year at Cannes five times and is currently the world's most awarded agency network according to The Gunn Report and the most creative network across all communications platforms in the Directory Big Won. Since 2005, BBDO has been honored as global agency of the year in Ad Age, twice in Adweek and four times in Campaign. In 2011, BBDO Worldwide was also recognized as the most effective network in the world by the Global Effies.