Diquer said: “Milo is a key addition to our management team here in Chicago and I couldn’t be more delighted to have him join us. His incredibly diverse international experience and extremely successful track record, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, passion and creative spirit will be essential to our strategic approach in this time of transformation. “

As an Irish American of Chinese descent, originally from Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in Queens, New York, Chao brings to her role an integrated skill set and a diverse international perspective, having held leadership positions in multiple agencies and global start-ups. He has a long and highly regarded career, starting in new York and working around the world in Europe and Asia on customers as diverse as Dell, Sony, Toyota, Mars, Philips, Unilever and PepsiCo.

Chao returns to the DDB network with over 22 years of experience and a unique set of skills, including creative and branding, platform, commerce and start-ups. During his career, Chao spent time at DDB in Asia, as regional planning officer in Singapore and rose through the ranks to the head of strategic planning to Greater China before leaving for the Omnicom TBWA agency.

Noted Eric Zuncic, Chief Strategy Officer, DDB North America: “Milo is one of the few multidisciplinary strategists who have always been at the service of the broadest possible definition of creativity. scale, in every industry, everywhere, is in the spotlight of his ability to develop unexpected ideas that move business forward. “

Most recently, Chao has spent the last two years at Los Angeles leader in marketing communications for simplehuman, a privately held home goods company. There he was tasked with executing a new branding strategy following a very successful brand consulting engagement during his tenure as director at chao & chao. Chao founded his own company to help major brands and agencies, including Lego and Ford, penetrate more deeply into the Chinese market, through his experience as an expert in residence at that of Shanghai leading start-up accelerator, China Accelerator. Chao is still the mentor and has advised over 100 digital start-ups, ranging from bitcoin to blockchain and upcycling to influencer marketing. With his entrepreneurial background, Chao is strategically aligned with market disruptors and the speed of business today, and this information will inform him in his role during a new era for DDB Chicago.

“I am very happy to return to the DDB network and join the Chicago office under the direction of Andrea. I look forward to building on DDB’s strong creative heritage by infusing a reinvented strategy that results in a truly unexpected creation. works,“said Chao.

Additionally, Chao feeds his own obsession with creativity through a series of podcasts. The Milo Chao show, originally intended for an audience in mainland China, where he interviewed advertising legends including Lee clow and Georges laws, as well as some of China’s most famous creative minds.

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Contact: Donna Tobin, Global Marketing and Creative Director, DDB Worldwide [email protected]

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