reports that John Norman is Havas' new chief creative officer in Chicago. He will oversee a creative department with a client roster that includes Hefty, Reynolds, Orbitz, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Cracker Barrel and Moen.
Norman replaces Havas North America co-chairman and CCO Jason Peterson, who departed "on mutual agreement" in November amid controversy surrounding his "Employee of the Month" exhibit in the Chicago office's lobby. He joins Havas after more than four and a half years as partner and CCO for Translation, only leaving the agency in September.
Before joining Translation in early 2014, he served stints as chief creative at The Martin Agency and TBWA\Chiat\Day. Before that, he served as group creative director for GS&P and executive creative director at W+K Amsterdam.
He has worked with such brands as Coca-Cola, Heineken, HP, Honda, Nespresso, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Comcast, Adidas, Gatorade, Nissan, Southwest Airlines and Pepsi.
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