Chris Macdonald

Chris Macdonald

President, McCann North America

Chris is President of McCann Erickson New York, the flagship and largest agency of McCann Erickson Worldwide and its parent company, McCann Worldgroup. He was promoted to this post in 2013 from Chief Executive of McCann London, another of McCann’s key hub cities.

Chris joined McCann London in 2005 as Client Services Director, was promoted to Managing Director later the same year and to Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Under his leadership, the agency experienced considerable success, winning over $150 million in new billings, major creative awards for American Airlines, Heinz and Xbox work, and was named one of London’s three best agencies by Campaign Magazine. McCann London also was a key member of the McCann Worldgroup team that handled the successful and high profile marketing program for the London 2012 Olympics.

A veteran of the London advertising industry for over 20 year, starting as a graduate trainee at DMB&B, Chris has a proven track record of developing effective and honored communications for many blue chip clients including Coca-Cola, Virgin Mobile, Intel, MasterCard and News International, among others. He has held leading roles at some of the most successful London agencies: Associate Director at Lowe Howard-Spink; Head of Account Management at Publicis London as the agency moved into the top 5; one of three Managing Partners at RKCR/Y&R after their merger in 1999.