McCann today announced that Sean Lackey has joined McCann North America as Chief Growth Officer, a new regional position.
Lackey most recently was Head of Business Development at Droga5 where he was key to driving significant growth across new clients and capabilities resulting in $120MM+ in new business revenue over the last four years. Prior to joining Droga5 in 2013, he held both business development and client management roles on a wide variety of accounts at BBDO for five years. He had also previously worked in account management at Interpublic Group’s Gotham, Inc.
“Sean has an infectious energy and a great track record of attracting clients and delivering business growth,” said Chris Macdonald, President of McCann Worldgroup North America. “We are delighted that he is joining us as we further develop our North American network and offerings for clients.”
“I have always believed that creativity is a business driver for our client partners,” said Sean Lackey. “The McCann agencies across the region and beyond are unified by this purpose, delivering at the top of their game both creatively and strategically. I’m very excited to join the team and help them grow, both with existing and new client opportunities.
Creatively, McCann North America this year repeated for the second straight year as the most awarded N.A. agency at the Cannes Lions festival. while McCann New York also moved up 12 spots to become the No. 1 agency at the 2017 North American Effies. McCann was named North America’s “Regional Agency of the Year” at the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards, and McCann New York this year was named “Agency of the Year” at multiple awards shows, including the Clios, the One Show, the ANDYs, and the ADC (Art Directors Club). At the same time, McCann over the last few years has added major client assignments in North America, including from HomeGoods, MGM Resorts, Bombardier, Verizon, Reckitt Benckiser, Coca-Cola, Mastercard, and Chevrolet, among others.