David Eastman, CEO of JWT North America
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David Eastman is CEO of JWT North America. He is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the North American network with a particular focus on the JWT head office, New York.
David is also Worldwide Digital Director for JWT. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic oversight and management of the digital discipline within JWT and all subsidiary companies. He is also a member of the JWT global executive committee.
David became involved in digital in 1997 and previously worked at the Omnicom-owned Republic Family, where he was Chief Executive since June 2007 looking after a portfolio of interactive agencies ranging from digital creative to marketing technology and including five-time UK digital agency of the year, Agency Republic. Prior to that, he spent seven years at TBWA aligned Agency.com most recently as President & Worldwide Chief Executive, where he was responsible for all aspects of worldwide operations. He was also a member of the TBWA global operating group.
He has worked with numerous clients including: British Airways, T-Mobile, Mercedes, The Economist, British Telecom, Carphone Warehouse, Microsoft, eBay and Heineken.
He is a Webby judge and has had articles published in or been interviewed for The Times, Business Week, New Media Age and Revolution magazine, as well as numerous speaking engagements including the Cannes Ad Festival, Internet World and Mobile World. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the U.K. and a TEDster. Eastman also completed the Omnicom/Harvard Business School senior management program.