On Monday morning the advertising agency McCann announced Chris Macdonald as Chairman and CEO of McCann’s agency network. Harjot Singh, who was chief strategy officer for McCann Worldgroup EMEA, will move into the new position of global CSO at McCann advertising.
Chris previously served as Global President, Advertising & Allied Agencies, a role he assumed in 2018. He was named President of McCann Worldgroup North America in 2017 after serving as President of McCann North America and, previous to that, President of McCann New York, which he led to expanded organic growth, added significant new business and was honored as a 2016 Ad Age Creativity Innovator Standout.
A veteran of the London advertising industry for over 20 years, Chris previously held top posts at other prominent London agencies and was an active member of the IPA council.
In addition to driving business results for the agencies he has led, Chris has a track record of developing effective and lauded communications in virtually every marketing category and for many of the world’s most famous brands.
Chris serves as Vice Chairman of The Advertising Educational Foundation, with special responsibility for the development of Talent initiatives.