NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide has announced that Doug Van Andel—an award-winning industry veteran of agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi LA and Saatchi X—will join the agency as its new Executive Creative Director.
Van Andel brings 30 years of advertising and creative experience to rapidly expanding Blue Chip Marketing. Most recently, he served as the SVP/Global Executive Creative Director at Chicago-based Saatchi & Saatchi X where he led the national shopper, in-store, promotional and digital creative activation for major national brands including all of Procter & Gamble (P&G) brands (CoverGirl, Olay, Crest, Charmin, Brawny, Pringles, Cover Girl, Tide, Cascade, PuR, Iams, and many others).
“Doug's leadership and creativity will guide our accounts, our agency and our people to even higher levels of success,” said Stanton Kawer, Chairman & CEO, Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide. “His track record of delivering transformational growth for such prestigious companies like Toyota and P&G is in lockstep with our mission. Doug’s addition to Blue Chip supports the agency's goal to be the best integrated, independent marketing agency in the country.”
Blue Chip has landed on the Crain’s Fast Fifty list for the last five years in a row, having reported 241% growth since 2010. In recent years, Blue Chip expanded its client roster with brands such as Ricola, Fisher Nuts, Celestial Seasonings, Enjoy Life Foods, Helen of Troy and Merck.
“I'm thrilled about joining Blue Chip,” said Van Andel. “With its impressive and diverse client roster and equally impressive and diverse list of capabilities, I feel privileged for the opportunity to help shape Blue Chip’s very bright future.”
About Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide (www.bluechipmarketingworldwide.com) an independent, full-service global marketing agency that delivers results by uniting brands to sales for clients in the retail, healthcare and branding sectors. Named to the Crain’s Chicago Business’ Fast Fifty for five consecutive years and recognized as one of the Top 20 best shopper marketing agencies by Hub Magazine in 2015, Blue Chip delivers transformational growth for high-profile clients such as Procter & Gamble, Celestial Seasonings, Ricola, Blue Bunny, Fisher Nuts, Enjoy Life Foods and Merck through the creation and execution of innovative, multi-platform marketing campaigns. Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide is based in Northbrook, IL.