Vice Chairman/ Deputy Chief Creative Officer
Leo Burnett U.S.A.
Regional Creative Director
Leo Burnett North America
Since joining Leo Burnett USA in 2002 as Vice Chairman/Deputy Chief Creative Officer, Mark has overseen creative for blue-chip clients, including Kellogg's, Heinz, the United Nations, Beck's, Nintendo, Morgan Stanley, McDonald's and Procter & Gamble.
In his first year, the agency won 56 major creative awards. Since then, Leo Burnett USA's creative reputation has risen dramatically. In Creativity Magazine's 2003 Awards issue, Leo Burnett USA ranked No.3 in the overall creative winners list, improving from No. 20 the previous year. Beyond creative awards, Leo Burnett USA has been recognized as "The Most Effective Agency in America" for three consecutive years, winning more Effie Awards in 2002, 2003 and 2004 than any other agency.
In June 2004, Mark was promoted to Regional Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett North America.
Prior to joining Leo Burnett USA, Mark served as Executive Creative Director of LB/London. Under his direction from 1999 - 2001, the U.K. office won 130 major creative awards, including 15 prestigious Grand Prix. During that time, both Heinz and McDonald's were named "Advertiser of the Year" in the U.K.
In 2001, LB/London left Cannes as the most-awarded agency in the world in film, winning three Gold Lions. That year, LB/London also went on to become the number one creative agency in the U.K., the most-awarded agency in Europe and the second most awarded agency in the world. Mark became one of the two most awarded creative directors in the world in 2001.
In 2003, Mark was President of the Media Advertising Awards, served on the Clio television jury, the International Andy jury and was Chairman of the International YoungGuns Awards. Mark also served as President of the 2004 International Addys and judged the 2004 Andy Awards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.