Industry veteran, John Norman, has joined the Havas Chicago office and will serve the agency in the capacity of Chief Creative Officer.

Havas Chicago has hired creative powerhouse, John Norman (pictured left), as Chief Creative Officer to help advance its mission of building meaningful American brands with cultural relevance. An industry veteran who has worked with brands like Walmart, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, and Nike, he brings to the role deep creative expertise.

With over 25 years of visual storytelling experience in advertising and design, he joins Havas Chicago after almost five years at Translation, where he served as both CCO and partner. During said tenure, Norman played an important role in introducing a company-wide multi-disciplinary model that fostered greater agility.

He has also completed stints in a similar capacity at The Martin Agency, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and Wieden+Kennedy, and headed major client campaigns with distinction. Prior to his foray into the agency arena, he held positions in design and serviced accounts including Nike and the Benetton Group, among many other remits.

“John’s work speaks for itself. He has led creative for some of the best agencies and managed teams for some of the most iconic advertising in the recent past. He is an incredible addition to our team in North America and the local creative community,” said Paul Marobella (pictured right), Chairman and CEO, Havas Creative North America.

His fresh Havas Chicago appointment will see him oversee creative development for its roster of brands which includes Hefty, Reynolds, Orbitz, Moen, Cracker Barrel, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and more. He has been tasked with delivering content with a difference to clients and their consumers on modern platforms.

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