Marty is a creative thinker and strategic marketer who runs one of DDB’s most successful regions. A former elite athlete, he is highly competitive and driven to grow his client’s businesses. He does this through an ability to attract the market’s best talent and by encouraging a culture that champions creativity. Like Bill Bernbach, Marty knows that creativity is the most powerful force in business, and he has a reputation for delivering brand platforms that deliver long-term success for his clients.During his time leading DDB Australia and New Zealand, Marty has transformed the agency creating a group of specialist agencies that deliver market-leading integration for their clients. In the past five years, DDB has been the fastest-growing International Network in the region.
Ari Weiss joined DDB as CCO of North America in February of 2017. Together with CEO Wendy Clark, the two have been focused on what they’re calling the “resurgence of an icon.” A mission to return DDB to its rightful position as the world’s most creatively effective network. In less than a year, Weiss helped secure DDB a spot on AdAge’s coveted A-List for the first time in over 20 years. In 2017, Weiss was also named to Crain's 40 under 40, Adweek's Creative 100 and the 4A’s 100 People Who Make Advertising Great. In 2018, Weiss was named one of the top 5 most award winning CCOs in the world by the Drum’s Big Won Rankings. He also helped lift DDB to the third most creatively awarded network in Cannes helping Omnicom secure the holding company of the year honor for the first time in the festival’s history.