Johannes Leonardo has named Michael Duda as CEO. Duda will oversee Johannes Leonardo’s operations, teams and clients, which include Google, Diet Coke, Sprite and Nike, working in partnership with agency co-founders and chief creative officers Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico.
Duda most recently served as co-founder and managing partner of Consigliere Brand Capital, a marketing management consultancy and investment fund that has invested, advised and developed start-ups and brands like Boston Beer Company, Chobani, Under Armour, Birchbox and Warby Parker. Prior, Duda spent over a decade leading Deutsch, most recently as partner and chief corporate strategy.
In other news, Johannes Leonardo also hired Julian Schreiber and Tom Martin as ECDs. Joining Johannes Leonardo from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne where they were creative directors, Martin and Schreiber together have amassed more than 200 awards throughout their career; their most recent awards included 11 Cannes Lions and a Grand Prix. A hefty haul indeed.
Congrats to all. We're looking forward to seeing some kickass creative soon!