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Scott Donaton

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  • Global Chief Creative and Content Officer, Digitas & Content Practice Lead, Publicis Media Americas Digitas
  • New York New York
  • 10014 USA

As Global Chief Creative & Content Officer at Digitas, Scott Donaton leads the agency's worldwide "connected creative" practice, which includes creative, content, experience design and production. His team of more than 400 creatives develop stories and experiences that are worthy of a person's time and a brand's dollars. Donaton also serves as Head of Content for The Americas for Publicis Media and is the chief architect of the Digitas NewFront, the anchor event of the annual NewFront. Donaton’s thought-leadership has been published in numerous media outlets including Fast Company, Adweek, Huffington Post, Business Insider and Ad Age. Before joining Digitas, Donaton was Global Chief Content Officer at Interpublic Group’s UM and head of UM Studios, where he led a team of award-winning content strategists and producers around the globe who developed creative programs and innovative experiences for clients including Chrysler, Coca-Cola, J&J, BMW and Sony. Prior to UM, Donaton founded Ensemble, an Interpublic Group content studio, where he served as CEO from 2009 till 2013. Donaton coined the phrase “Madison & Vine”, and is the author of a book by the same name. The book helped launch the branded-content revolution by declaring that the entertainment and advertising industries need to converge to survive. Prior to joining Interpublic, Donaton served as publisher of Entertainment Weekly. Before that, he was at Advertising Age, where he served as its editor for more than a decade before becoming publisher. Donaton oversaw the publication’s extension into digital media and the growth of its global presence. Donaton has won numerous ad awards, including a Cannes Lion. He was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement, honored as one of the “21 Most Intriguing People in Media” and named to the Folio 40. In 2013, Donaton served as president of the Branded Content & Entertainment jury at the prestigious Cannes Festival of Creativity.

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