Jon Flannery
Jon Flannery

Edelman has named Jon Flannery, executive creative director at DDB, chief creative officer of its Chicago outpost.

The 25-year marketing veteran also worked at FCB in the executive creative director and chief creative director jobs in Chicago and Toronto.

He led accounts like Capital One at DDB and Kmart ("Ship My Pants") and Canadian Down Syndrome Society ("Down Syndrome Answers") at FCB.

At Edelman, Flannery reports to Kevin Cook, president of the Chicago office.

Cook credited Flannery with "creating campaigns for global brands that spark movements and resonate socially."

He noted during the time of the COVID-19 crisis, "global crisis consumers have specific expectations of brands and how they communicate: they want them to solve, not sell.”