Los Angeles, July 10, 2013 – TBWA\Chiat\Day has appointed Nick Barham, former W+K Global Director to the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer for TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles.
Nick, 41, will join the agency’s Executive Leadership team and will oversee strategy functions across all parts of the LA group. He will work across all key accounts and will report to TBWA\Chiat\Day LA’s President, Carisa Bianchi.
Carisa Bianchi, President of TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, commented: “Nick has a fantastically diverse career and will bring unique hybrid skills to creative and strategic leadership. His experience and authority in creating new revenue and working models through emerging technology will bring a great perspective to the strategic leadership of the agency”.
Nick brings with him an extensive background in global, strategic planning and technology. Most recently, he was Global Director of W+K Tomorrow in Portland. Here, Nick led a team responsible for creating new revenue and working models, with a focus on sustainability and emerging technology. His clients included Nike, Target, the Gates Foundation and EcoDistricts.
Prior to Portland, Nick was based in Asia, where he worked for Wieden + Kennedy in Shanghai as Planning Director. At Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai, Nick was on a management team that helped grow the agency from a single client, China-focused agency to a multi-category offering with the capability to deliver regional campaigns for clients including Nike, Coca Cola and Nokia. Originally from London, UK, Nick has also worked at Karmarama, BBC and BBH.
Nick rejoins the TBWA network having previously been Planning Director at TBWA\China. He is a regular speaker at events including PSFK, San Francisco: ad:tech Digital, Shanghai: AAAA Account Planning Conference, Miami and Go Green, Portland. Nick is also author of Dis/connected (Random House, 2004), a book that explores the different worlds of British teenagers and their vibrant youth culture.
Nick Barham, added, “Throughout my career, I've done my best to seek out roles that surprise and challenge me and allow me to keep learning. The unique structure of the TBWA\Chiat\Day LA Group combines agility with scale and presents great opportunities for the work that we create with our clients.”