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McCann Worldgroup names Ann-Christine Diaz global director, creative excellence
- NEW YORK
Ann-Christine Diaz is joining McCann Worldgroup as SVP, global director, creative excellence. Diaz brings over 20 years of experience as a journalist covering advertising and marketing creativity, having served most recently as creativity editor at Ad Age.
In her new role, Diaz will oversee McCann Worldroup’s creative excellence team in support of McCann Worldgroup’s entire global creative community across all of the network's regions and agencies. The team is responsible for providing the network with the resources, programs and tools it needs to continuously produce industry-leading creative work that generates the most impact for client brands. Diaz will leverage her deep experience and insight evaluating creative work and examining important issues that impact the industry to ensure creative excellence continues to be integral to all facets of McCann Worldgroup, from the work, to talent, DEI and more.
John Mescall, McCann Worldgroup’s Global Creative Council president, said, “To anyone who loves advertising creativity, Ann-Christine hardly needs an introduction. Her passion for, and knowledge of, the work is incredible. But that’s just a part of what makes her special. She’s just as passionate about the people who make the work. And about how great work gets made, and what kind of conditions need to exist in order for us to be at our creative best.”
“Until now, I’ve been a bit of an outsider looking in, so I’m humbled and incredibly excited to be invited in at McCann Worldgroup," said Diaz. “It’s home to people I deeply respect and ideas that have re-imagined what advertising can be—singular moves like Mastercard’s ‘True Name,’ State Street Global Advisors’ ‘Fearless Girl’—and my personal favorite, Aldi’s 'Kevin the Carrot,' to name just a few."