Jay Benjamin was named chief creative officer of Saatchi & Saatchi New York. Benjamin was most recently chief creative officer at Leo Burnett New York and previously co-executive creative director of Leo Burnett Sydney. This is a homecoming of sorts for the New York-born Benjamin as he previously spent several years at both Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney and Auckland. In 2010, Leo Burnett launched a New York office built around Benjamin as the agency founder, working on clients like Samsung, Chobani, The Village Voice, United Nations and Filip. The agency's work for The Village Voice, "New York Writes Itself," a crowdsourced off-Broadway play, won the inaugural Gold Lion for Branded Content at Cannes in 2012.