President & CEO, BBDO Worldwide, Inc.
Andrew Robertson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of BBDO Worldwide since June 2004.
BBDO Worldwide adds value to its clients’ brands and businesses through its focus on “The Work, The Work. The Work.” It is recognized as both the world’s most creative and effective agency network. For the fifth year in a row, it was named Network of the Year at Cannes as well as the world's most awarded agency network according to The Gunn Report. It is the number one ranked network across all marketing communications platforms in The Big Won report. And Effie Worldwide named BBDO the world’s Most Effective Agency Network in its inaugural Effie Effectiveness Index. Over the past five years, it has been honoured as Global Agency of the Year in Ad Age, Adweek and Campaign (three times).
Andrew first came to BBDO in the UK in 1995, joining Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO where he ultimately served as Chief Executive. In 2001, he moved to BBDO North America to serve as President and CEO.
He began his advertising career at Ogilvy & Mather as a Media Planner. He switched to Account Management and was appointed to the Board of Ogilvy & Mather in 1986.
In 1989, he joined J. Walter Thompson as a member of the Management Group and began to head the largest of their five business groups. In November 1990, Andrew was appointed Chief Executive of WCRS.
Andrew has his degree in Economics from London University. He currently serves on the Boards of The Advertising Council, Autism Speaks, the Center on Media and Child Health, the International Rescue Committee and Special Olympics International.