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Creative Luminary Dan Fietsam To Join FCB Chicago

Press Release - Chicago, 09 July 2014

Renowned Brand Builder Fortifies Creative Ranks

Dan Fietsam, the driving force behind memorable and iconic advertising campaigns for brands like Wrigley, PepsiCo, T-Mobile, Jim Beam and Anheuser-Busch, will join FCB Chicago on July 14, 2014, as EVP, executive creative director. He reports to Chief Creative Officer Todd Tilford.

Fietsam will join FCB from Energy BBDO, where he helped generate unprecedented growth during the nearly six years he served there as chief creative officer. Earlier in his career, Fietsam held leadership positions at DDB, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy, Y&R and Publicis, primarily in Chicago. He replaces Jon Flannery, who is being promoted to chief creative officer of FCB Toronto.

“Dan’s energy and passion for producing, creating and making compelling, motivating content are contagious,” said Tilford. “He’s the kind of guy people love to work for and with – the kind of creative soul they want to be around.”

Fietsam cited FCB’s rich heritage and exciting new creative work as reasons for joining the agency. “It’s an exciting time to be joining FCB,” said Fietsam. “Famous, buzz-worthy, viral work, an innovative new agency model, and an amazing new space make FCB an agency to watch. It’s the kind of opportunity I have been looking for.”

Fietsam’s work has been recognized by all the major award shows, and his famous “Swear Jar” spot for Bud Light even won him an Emmy.

“Dan has an innate ability to inspire creative content that connects with popular culture and broader audiences,” said agency President and CEO Michael Fassnacht. “He’s going to be a great fit.”

Fietsam, a faculty member at the University of Chicago, holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. 

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