North American Chief Creative Officer
Eric Silver joined McCann in 2015 as Chief Creative Officer, North America, to strengthen McCann's overall creative excellence in the region, with particular focus on global clients.
Eric joined McCann from his own agency, Silver + Partners, which appeared frequently in Mashable for its social efforts, and was named to Ad Age’s prestigious A List. Prior to that, Eric served as Executive Creative Director at BBDO where he managed FedEx, Monster and BBC. Work for all three clients was selected to Adweek’s Best of the Decade list.
Eric began his career as a writer at Chiat Day before moving to Portland to work on NIKE and ESPN at Wieden and Kennedy. From there, he joined the Late Show with David Letterman as a staff writer. After submitting a Top 10 list of reasons Conan’s show was funnier, he decided to accept a position as Creative Director at Cliff Freeman and Partners. According to the Gunn report, it was the most awarded agency in the world during that five-year period.
In addition to being inducted into the AAF Hall of Achievement, Eric’s work has won every major creative award several times over, including the including the Grand Prix at Cannes.
In his free time, Eric enjoys hanging out with his two teen daughters and spends the rest of his time contemplating how he can be old enough to have two teen daughters.