Reilly has been with McCann for the previous seven years, having joined in 2014. WPP credited Reilly with main a “inventive resurgence” at McCann, “overseeing highly-awarded work that has formed tradition within the wider world, together with the ‘Fearless Woman’ statue on Wall Avenue for State Avenue International Advisors. McCann was additionally named Community of the Yr on the 2019 Cannes Worldwide Pageant of Creativity,” the corporate mentioned.

“After seven very profitable years at McCann Worldgroup, Rob has determined to maneuver on to the following chapter of his profession, sadly with a competitor,” MCCann Worldgroup Chairman-CEO Invoice Kolb mentioned in a press release. “Rob has helped construct an unimaginable bench of inventive management throughout every one in every of our company manufacturers and contributed a lot to our inventive success. I thank him for his numerous contributions and want him all one of the best in his new position.”

In an inside memo, Kolb additionally praised Reilly with serving to “elevate our inventive work and fame to new ranges. Led by his insistence on the facility of creativity, our community has turn into essentially the most awarded and most acknowledged at each probably the most essential inventive and effectiveness awards exhibits within the business for the final 5 years working,” he mentioned.

Kolb additionally mentioned Reilly would proceed on at McCann “for a number of extra weeks as a part of his transition.”

Earlier than McCann, Reilly led Crispin Porter + Bogusky as worldwide chief inventive officer for 10 years.