Dahlqvist Departs Grey For DDB

Grey New York's chief creative officer Andreas Dahlqvist is departing the agency to serve as Nordic chief creative officer of NORD DDB, a new umbrella network that unites agencies in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki.

Dahlqvist, who rejoins DDB after six years in New York, will head up the agency with Nordic CEO Niclas Melin when he officially starts in September. The duo will shape and lead the newly formed 'micro-network' and agency set up together with the other local partners.

The new agency is designed to create "a stronger and more fluid set up for regional and international clients, while also adding more creative firepower on a local level by fully tapping into the bigger collective agency brain."

Meanwhile, Grey New York is promoting Jeff Stamp and Rob Lenois, both executive creative directors, to deputy chief creative officers. In addition, they will join the Grey New York executive management group. A spokesperson said a new chief creative officer succeeding Dahlqvist will be announced shortly.



Seven-year veteran Lenois has worked with clients including Hasbro, LongHorn, Advil and Papa John’s, as well as winning 15 Cannes Lions. In his nearly five years at Grey, Stamp is credited with landing the global Gillette account as well as shaping Marriott’s global campaign and relaunching Febreze.

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