DDB Budapest Appoints Andrew Kontra to Chief Creative Officer
DDB Budapest has appointed Andrew Kontra to the position of Chief Creative Officer, effective August 24th. In this role, Kontra will be overseeing all of the agency’s local and international client accounts, including Telekom, McDonald's, Volkswagen, Jaegermeister, Auchan and Sio fruit juices.
He joins DDB from Proximity BBDO Moscow, where he was Creative Director and recently took home three Lions for Post-it's 'The Banner Ad That Makes You Love Banner Ads' campaign at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He also holds prior experience from other agencies such as Sid Lee in Montreal, Quebec, where he was Co-Creative Director; Publicis in Toronto, Ontario and Critical Mass in Calgary, Alberta.
Hannes Wirnsberger,Chief Executive Officer of DDB Budapest, says: ”DDB Budapest has always been at the forefront of creativity in Hungary. With better and fresher ideas, we support our client partners to build successful brands and businesses and to stay ahead of their competition. As we are in a new world that is changing fast, we need to keep focus on better ideas and innovative ways of working. Ideas that influence how people think and that change their behavior.”
Wirnsberger continued, “Andrew is a high caliber, modern creative director, routed in digital and with a track record of game changing ideas and campaigns. He is exactly what we need now to continue DDB’s successful journey.”
Kontra added: “I’m very excited to be joining DDB, especially in Budapest. Hungary has a great history of talented people, wonderful thinkers and brilliant creative minds. On a professional level, DDB has a rich toolbox of skilled, innovative colleagues, and I’m overwhelmed by the possibilities of great projects to come. On a personal level, I’m intrigued to experience a country and people where I hold roots from part of my family. Over all, the combination of these two forces, and the opportunity to join a strong, brave agency with incredible foresight is not only a recipe for success, but also a sign of great times ahead."