CEO at DDB Worldwide
Region - United States
Wendy Clark serves as the CEO for DDB Worldwide. Wendy first joined DDB in January 2016, leading DDB’s 18 offices and ~2,000 people across the U.S and Canada as regional CEO. In her first year at the agency, Wendy launched DDB Flex, the bespoke, cross-agency model customized for DDB/NA’s clients’ businesses, hired the agency’s first-ever CCO, and helped land 53 new business wins, including the U.S. McDonald’s business, the biggest win of the last decade for DDB/NA, which required launching “We Are Unlimited,” the new agency servicing the business.
Prior to DDB, Clark was President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing for Coca-Cola North America, leading their Strategic Marketing organization including Brand Strategy and Innovation; Media Connections, Investments and Assets; and Content and Design. Before joining The Coca-Coca Company, Clark was 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, and was named the Brand Refresher on Fast Company’s top ten list of innovative Business Disruptors. Clark’s efforts were formally recognized in 2007 upon her induction into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement. Most recently, Advertising Age named Clark their Executive of the Year for 2017.
Clark is an advisory board member for the Peabody Awards and IDEO.org and a board director for the Ad Council and American Advertising Federation. She also sits on the board for David Yurman.