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Award-Winning James Tucker Heads to DDB New York as Associate Creative Director

    Award-Winning James Tucker Heads to DDB New York as Associate Creative

Cannes Global 'Top 10' Ranked Art Director Rejoins DDB

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DDB New York, part of DDB Worldwide
(, announced today that James Tucker, one of the world's most
awarded and innovative creatives, has joined the agency as Associate Creative
Director. Tucker will report to Matt Eastwood, Chief Creative Officer of DDB
New York.

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Prior to joining DDB New York, Tucker served as a Senior Art Director
at Colenso BBDO New Zealand, overseeing the launch of a new global campaign of
Tourism Fiji and the re-launch of Export Dry and Monteith's. Previously, he
held an Art Director position at DDB New Zealand working on local and
Trans-Tasman business, which included the well-known campaigns for New Zealand
Lotteries, Sky Television, and Volkswagen. Tucker's career began at DDB New
Zealand, where he served under creative trailblazer Toby Talbot.

Eastwood commented, "James is as talented as he is tall—which is, very. He is
someone that I've had my eye on for a while as he created award-winning
campaign after award-winning campaign. He's funny, smart and innovative. All
of which he uses to solve real business problems for clients. I'm thrilled
that James joined DDB New York, and I look forward to seeing his unique sense
of humor in action."

In an impressive career to date, Tucker was ranked number one in the 2010
Young Guns competition, and also ranked as the 16^th most awarded Art Director
in the world by "The Big Won" the same year. In 2012, James was ranked the
seventh top Art Director in the world at the Cannes Lions International
Festival of Creativity. 

"I'm incredibly excited to be back in the DDB family," said Tucker. "I love
great ideas and reaching things off high shelves. I'm thrilled to get the
chance to do both here in New York. "

While at BBDO, Tucker created award winning campaigns for DB
Breweries and worked with brands such as Tip Top, Tourism Fiji, and Burger
King. During James' tenure at DDB New Zealand, the agency won at Cannes, D&AD,
CLIOs and Young Guns for work on Cadbury, New Zealand Lotteries, and Sky
Television, including the much awarded Arts Channel campaign.  

Most recently, he is credited with the outstanding work for Tourism Fiji,
helping Colenso win the global business, and Monteith's Cider and Export Dry
beer, which won a total of eight Lions at Cannes in 2012. Tucker's client
credits also include major brands such as McDonald's, Reebok, Bank of New
Zealand and Telstra.

About DDB

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc ( ranks among the top five
consolidated advertising and marketing services global networks, according to
Advertising Age. DDB emphasizes Social Creativity to grow the value and
influence of brands around the world by creating ideas that people want to
play with, participate in and pass along. The agency is consistently one of
the most awarded at the Cannes Festival of Creativity and was recognized by
The Gunn Report as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for 10 of the last 12
years. DDB was also recently named the Spikes Asia Network of the Year for the
second consecutive year and the Eurobest Network of the Year for the third
consecutive year. DDB Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) and
consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries.


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+1 212 415 2310


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