John Patroulis, Global Creative Chairman and President, Creative Business, GREY
A globally recognized creative innovator and leader, John Patroulis was named Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Grey in August 2017. He brings with him a unique talent for integrated storytelling and social-driven media content that has expanded the boundaries of advertising.
John spent the past six years at BBH New York. He joined as Chief Creative Officer in 2011, and his creative scucesses led him to be named its first-ever Creative Chairman in 2015. Under his leadership, BBH New York was named to Advertising Age’s Creativity A-List and he was named to the Adweek 50. With integrated campaigns for clients like Playstation, Axe, Google and Cole Haan, BBH became one of the most awarded agencies in New York City, winning multiple gold Lions across Film, Cyber, and Integrated categories, as well as winning the Integrated Cannes Grand Prix for the launch of Netflix “House of Cards”.
Prior to BBH, John co-founded both McCann Worldgroup’s agencytwofifteen and T.A.G. in San Francisco. He helped lead the Xbox Halo 3 “Believe” global campaign, which became the most creatively awarded campaign of the decade, winning both the Cannes Integrated and Film Grand Prix, and led to the biggest launch in entertainment history.
Earlier at TBWA\Chiat\Day, he helped lead the global “Impossible is Nothing” campaign for adidas which propelled the client to become “Marketer of the Year” at Cannes.
John has won every top international creative honor several times over including the One Show “Best in Show,” the Grandy, the Grand Clio, the Grand Effie and Cannes Grand Prix, which he has won three times.