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Saturday, July 15 12:00-1:00 pm, Steven J. Ross Theater

Join Andrew Robertson, President and CEO of BBDO Worldwide, for a presentation on how new technologies will change the way advertising works—targeting, customization, and story-telling across multiple screens—and how it won’t.

Andrew Robertson, BBDO Worldwide
President and Chief Executive Officer
BBDO Worldwide

Andrew Robertson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of BBDO Worldwide since June 2004.

It has been named Network of the Year at Cannes five times and the world's most awarded agency network according to The Gunn Report for eleven years in a row.  Since 2005, BBDO has been honoured as Global Agency of the Year in Ad Age, Adweek (three times) and Campaign (five times).  BBDO Worldwide was also recognized as the Most Effective Network in the world by the Global Effies in 2011, 2014, and 2015.

Andrew first came to BBDO in the UK in 1995, joining Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO where he subsequently served as Chief Executive.  In 2001, he moved to BBDO North America to serve as President and CEO.

He began his advertising career at Ogilvy & Mather, London as a Media Planner.  He switched to Account Management and was appointed to the Board of Ogilvy & Mather in 1986.  In 1989, he joined J. Walter Thompson and in November 1990, was appointed Chief Executive of WCRS.

Andrew has a degree in Economics from City of London University.  He currently serves on the Boards of Autism Speaks and Hope Funds for Cancer Research.  He is a past Chairman of The Advertising Council.