- Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
DDB Chicago has hired Colin Selikow to serve as executive creative director on the Miller Lite and Mars Wrigley Confectionery accounts. Selikow is a veteran of Leo Burnett, where he spent the past 14 years and rose to creative lead on both Samsung Mobile and United Healthcare. His team’s Samsung film entitled “Ostrich” recently earned seven Cannes Lions.
Ari Weiss, chief creative officer for DDB North America, stated, “When I first saw Colin’s ‘Ostrich’ spot, I was insanely jealous. Now I get to be insanely jealous of his thinking on a daily basis.”
Selikow related, “The opportunity to lead two iconic brands like Miller Lite and Mars Wrigley Confectionery really was too good to turn down.”
Prior to joining Leo Burnett, Selikow worked at BBDO in New York. Earlier in his career he spent five years in London at Collet, Dickenson and Pearce and then McCann Erickson. He began his career in his native South Africa at Hunt Lascaris AMC. Over the years, Selikow’s work has won numerous awards at New York Festivals, London International, Communication Arts, Obie Best in Show, Epica, Sharks and others.
Selikow joins DDB Chicago after Miller Lite consolidated all creative services with the agency in July. Most recently, the agency’s client roster has expanded to include Conagra Brand’s and Scott’s MiracleGro. The agency has added more than 80 new hires since January, including Matt Blitz and Andrew Kasprzycki.