New York - Saatchi & Saatchi New York announces that Benjamin Bittman has joined the New York office as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. Bittman most recently held the post of Global Network Director at M&C Saatchi in London. Previously, he was the Director of Marketing at TBWA Worldwide.
Mary Baglivo, CEO New York & Chairman & CEO, Americas at Saatchi & Saatchi notes: “We look forward to Ben's leadership as we accelerate our business development and agency marketing initiatives. His business acumen and broad experience will add depth and creativity to our senior team.”
“Ben transcends the traditional and has an exceptional track record at winning – he’s a perfect match for Saatchi,” adds Michael Zuna, Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi New York.
Bittman adds: "The Saatchi & Saatchi brand is top of mind even in the furthest corners of the world. The flagship office boasts incredible talent with tremendous potential and a newly restructured management team that I'd confidently put head to head with any agency on the planet."
Bittman began his career in 1998 at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a global human capital consulting firm. In 2000, he was promoted to the role of East Region E-Vangelist; the regional director responsible for the strategic development of all e-communications efforts.
He joined TBWA Worldwide in 2001 as Strategist-Marketing & New Business. In 2003, he was promoted to Director of Marketing with responsibility for TBWA's brand across 239 offices in 79 countries.
In 2006, Benjamin was recruited by M&C Saatchi in London, the world's largest independent communications group, as the Global Network Director working across 16 offices in 11 countries. Day-to-day responsibilities included operations, new business, marketing, public relations and IT.
Benjamin left M&C Saatchi in 2008 to travel across Italy, Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, and Ecuador. To date, Benjamin has visited over 30 countries in six continents.