Leo Burnett Chicago welcomes Rick Hamann as ECD

Hamann will oversee
work for Kellogg’s,
following the recent
appointment of
Jordan Doucette to CCO

Leo Burnett Chicago welcomed Rick Hamann as executive creative director for the Kellogg’s account yesterday, helping evolve the company’s iconic brands and characters for today’s consumers.

The greeting was contained in an item posted to the news section of the agency’s website. It was followed by an equally enthusiastic quote from Hamann.

“I can’t think of a more magnificent treasure trove of icons than Kellogg’s,” he said. “Ten-year-old Rick would have freaked out to know he’d grow up to work on these amazing brands. I’m eager to build on the decades and decades of kickass work that proceeds me.”

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Hamann brings an impressive combination of in-house and agency experience to his new role, including leadership positions at Element 79 Partners, Factory Design Labs, Energy BBDO and Cramer Krasselt, and his client portfolio includes Porsche, Quaker, Pepsi, Wrigley, Lenovo, Bud Light and Burger King. He additionally worked as chief creative officer of The Onion, where he scaled the publisher’s branded content division into an industry powerhouse.

“Once we met Rick we knew we had hit creative leader gold,” said Doucette. “He’s a master of ideas, a wonderful human and passionate about building collaborative teams to bring diversity of ideas to the table. We have the most amazing roster of brands just waiting for his creative thinking.”

A decorated creative, Hamann has been honored by the industry’s most prestigious award shows, including the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The One Show, Digiday Awards, Webby and Communication Arts.

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