Adam Kahn has been promoted to chief creative officer of Grey Midwest. He has served as executive creative director since 2015. Kahn’s promotion was announced by Grey’s worldwide CCO, John Patroulis.
Grey Midwest, a future-facing, end-to-end marketing hub located in Cincinnati, debuted in April 2018. At Grey Midwest, Kahn oversees all creative development, helps to set and implement the creative vision, recruit top talent, and guide new business creative efforts.
Tony Desjardins, managing director of Grey Midwest, said of Kahn, “His dynamic leadership has helped us build a contemporary, fully-integrated creative agency with digital, data and commerce at its core. His desire to make Cincinnati a creative destination continues to transform the agency.”
Kahn’s diverse background in film, TV, and game development has contributed to his award-winning work including recognition at the Cannes Lions, Effies and Webby Awards.
Kahn began his advertising career at Grey New York in 2006. Along the way, he has served in creative roles at Rapp and mcgarrybowen where he led Verizon’s Branded Entertainment business, working with Lady Gaga and Beyonce, and created a mobile phone game with NASA which debuted on the Cannes Lions Innovation Stage in 2015. He joined POSSIBLE Cincinnati in 2015, which has become part of Grey.
He has worked with such blue chip clients as Diageo, Pringles, Procter & Gamble, Essilor of America, Mercedes-Benz, Walmart, Pepsico, Verizon and Maserati.
He got his start in the mailroom at The William Morris Agency in New York before a stint in Hollywood.