Four senior creative leaders have been promoted to the position of executive creative director at Y&R: Nathalie Brown, Eric Glickman, Margot Owett and Fern Cohen.
Since joining Y&R, Brown has been creating award-winning campaigns while running some of the agency’s biggest pitches. She’s been the creative vision for everything from body stocking contortions on Cirque du Soleil, to world-renowned hospital systems on MD Anderson--and she is currently leading the Office Depot account. Over the course of her career, Brown has worked across categories and brands like Dell, Hampton Inn, Land Rover, Fisher-Price, Verizon Wireless, MasterCard, Burger King, Coca-Cola and Nature Valley. Prior to Y&R, Nathalie was a creative director at McCann Erickson.
As the creative lead for Pepperidge Farm, Glickman is the voice behind the smiling personality of the Goldfish brand, and has been instrumental in developing Goldfish into a fully integrated gaming and social brand. His team has reimagined storytelling for Goldfish and strengthened the breadth of content Y&R makes as an agency--from full CG animation to gifs created with crackers.
Cohen and Owett have been a longstanding team whose work includes launching Dell Beginnings in 2012, to relaunching Xerox with Set the Page Free, to entirely redefining Miss America for the modern world. Before joining Y&R, Fern and Margot held positions at Saatchi & Saatchi.
Leslie Sims, chief creative officer, Y&R North America, said, “Nathalie, Eric, Fern, and Margot have each earned this recognition through the sheer force of their creativity, smarts, humor, and courage to tread in uncharted territory. We’re fortunate to have such a deep bench of talent and we all can’t wait to see what they accomplish next.”