Chairman/CEO/Global Chief Creative Officer
Bob has been a pioneer in the advertising and communications industry for more than three decades. He leads the vision for R/GA, an agency that serves as the digital partner for Fortune 500 companies and world-renowned brands, including Avaya, Barnes & Noble, L’Oréal Paris, Nike, Nokia, and Verizon. R/GA embodies Bob’s philosophy by emphasizing the importance of integrated strategies, creative excellence, and innovative technology.
Under Bob’s leadership, R/GA has consistently been awarded for its unique creative and technical prowess and acknowledged by Advertising Age, Adweek, and Creativity as Interactive Agency of the Year on multiple occasions. Notably, in 2007, R/GA’s work for Nike+ was awarded a GRANDY at the International ANDY Awards, the first time this honor ever went to a digital campaign. That same year, the project also took top honors across the industry’s most prestigious shows, including a Black Pencil at the D&AD, Best of Show at the One Show Interactive, a Grand Clio, a Cyber Grand Prix and Titanium Lion at the Cannes Advertising Festival. Historically, the agency has earned more than 1,500 awards.
Likewise, Bob has won almost every industry award including the Academy Award. Other notable awards include Mayor Bloomberg’s “Made in NY” Award in 2008, the BDA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, Clio Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Communications in 2003, and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design in 2003.
Bob is on the board of the Art Directors Club and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dean’s Council Advisory Board of Tisch School of the Arts, ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program), Parsons School, the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, and VCU Adcenter.