Leo Burnett Names Britt Nolan CCO for USA

In the role, he will continue leading the creative for McDonald’s and Samsung, while overseeing the firm’s creative department

Leo Burnett USA has appointed Britt Nolan its new Chief Creative Officer. Most recently EVP/Executive Creative Director, he is the lead on McDonald’s and Samsung, while responsible for some of the agency’s most effective work, including Allstate’s Social Savvy Burglar for Mayhem.

He has also led Firestone, Kellogg’s, and The Art Institute of Chicago. In his new role, he will continue leading the creative for McDonald’s and Samsung, while overseeing the firm’s creative department in the United States and focusing on new business. He starts in his new role immediately.

Most notably, he helped Allstate create its iconic Mayhem campaign which went on to change the conversation around insurance. Additionally, his team was also behind the recent Art Institute of Chicago’s Van Gogh’s Bedroom initiative, which captured headlines around the world.

Since joining the company in 2009, he and his teams have won more than 50 international awards across categories including 10 Cannes Lions. His work has been recognised by the Effies, D&AD, ADC, the One Show, Clios, Kinsale Sharks, London International, Radio Mercury, AICP and Facebook Studio Awards.

“Britt is an open-source creative leader and incredible at uniting diverse minds. Throughout our extensive CCO search, his name kept coming up. He’s a business-minded creative who doubles down on integrated thinking and will create a new future for Leo Burnett,” said Rich Stoddart, CEO of Leo Burnett.

Nolan’s ascension to CCO comes shortly after the network named Marcello Magalhaes of Leo Burnett Tailor Made, in Brazil the U.S. Chief Strategy Officer. The pair will partner with Stoddart to drive forward the market’s creative and strategy departments.