McCann Worldgroup has announced that it has hired Rob Reilly as creative chairman, and promoted Linus Karlsson to creative chairman of Commonwealth, the McCann Worldgroup agency dedicated to the global Chevrolet account. Also, Andreas Dahlqvist has been named chief creative officer of Commonwealth and president of the McCann Creative Leadership Council. Karlsson and Dahlqvist respectively had been chief creative officer and deputy chief creative officer, global brands, McCann Erickson.
In addition to his Commonwealth responsibilities, Karlsson will be forming a new venture to be unveiled in the spring of 2014. As president of the McCann Creative Leadership Council, Dahlqvist, in conjunction with Reilly, will be responsible for inspiring creative excellence throughout the network.
Reilly joins McCann Worldgroup from Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B), where he served as partner and worldwide chief creative officer – having been recognized at the Cannes Lions festival with multiple Titanium and Grand Prix awards – and began his career as a copywriter in 2002. He has served on a number of industry awards juries, including as President of the Cannes Titanium and Integrated Jury, and is also a member of the Cannes Chimera and the Facebook Creative Council – a group that advises on advertising product ideas and agency concerns.
In his new role, Reilly will be responsible for creative oversight of the McCann brand globally as well as developing multi-platform approaches by leveraging McCann Worldgroup’s broad capabilities and communications resources to help clients meet their creative challenges with precision and impact.