DDB Chicago, part of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), announced today the appointment of Matt Blitz to Senior Vice President, Executive Producer. With more than twenty years of production experience, Blitz has executed creative ideas, spanning platforms and disciplines, that have garnered global recognition and attention. He will report to DDB Chicago’s Chief Production Officer, Diane Jackson.
Blitz’s arrival at DDB Chicago supports the agency’s commitment to investing in and attracting top creative talent. DDB Chicago’s Chief Production Officer Diane Jackson and Chief Creative Officer John Maxham have been focused on cultivating a creative team of inventors, storytellers and artists with a depth and breadth of skills that can deliver innovative ideas.
Blitz has received accolades across every major award show including, Art Director’s Club, D&AD and the One Show. Most recently, Blitz won seven lions at this year’s Cannes Festival of Creativity for Samsung’s “Ostrich.”
“I am delighted to have Matt join DDB. With creative talent at the heart of our business model, Matt will have the opportunity to create a meaningful impact on our client's business,” said Jackson about Blitz’s hire.
Blitz joins DDB Chicago from Leo Burnett where he was an SVP, Executive Producer and led production globally on the Samsung account. Additionally, he was responsible for managing the production teams for Nintendo, Esurance, and UnitedHealthcare among other brands. Prior to joining the agency world, Blitz worked as assistant director on several films and multiple television series, giving him a sense of production not usual to most advertising producers.