Wunderman Appoints Ian Sohn as President of Wunderman Chicago

Ian Sohn replaces Rick Schreuder as President of Wunderman Chicago

Wunderman, a global digital agency, announced that Ian Sohn has been appointed President of its Chicago office. Sohn, who begins officially on 11 June, will oversee all agency operations with a special emphasis on growing new and existing business and expanding the agency’s social and digital capabilities. He will report to Seth Solomons, Wunderman’s North America CEO.

With over 20 years of experience at both agency and brand, Sohn brings a unique approach to generating innovative solutions for client businesses. He joins the agency from SapientRazorfish where he most recently served as Managing Director of Chicago and was responsible for the business, human and cultural success of the office.

He was also the business lead for a world-class portfolio of brands including J.M. Smucker, GOJO (makers of PURELL), Eli Lilly, Children’s Hospital Colorado, OhioHealth, and more.

Prior to SapientRazorfish, Sohn was Executive Vice President of Digital and Social at Ogilvy & Mather Chicago where he founded the Chicago agency’s award-winning social media practice and led a team of digital strategists managing engagements for clients including Huggies, SC Johnson, CDW, Ford, and Marriott.

“Ian brings a passion for people, culture and work that is inspiring. His ability to build deep and meaningful relationships with his teams and his clients is something I know will help take the agency to the next level,” said Seth Solomons, Wunderman’s NA CEO.

“I am really energised by the challenge of shaping the future of what the agency will be. Seth and other members of his team laid out a very clear and compelling vision of what Wunderman is and where it is going.

“The opportunity to apply that vision to Chicago – my hometown and a thriving, vital city for marketers – is a professional challenge I am excited to tackle,” added Ian.

Sohn replaces longtime Chicago President Rick Schreuder who departed the agency earlier this year.