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Edelman Seattle Strengthens Client Offer with Senior Creative Talent David Buckley

ByJoe Connector

Jul 17, 2015

David Buckley is New Group Creative Director for Edelman

Edelman announced David Buckley as group creative director in the Pacific Northwest. In this newly-created role, Buckley will partner with the agency’s leadership in Seattle and Portland to drive strategy for clients, leading a team of planners, designers, writers and user experience architects to create conversations for global brands, including digital campaigns, content and commerce solutions and social activations. The addition comes in response to various clients’ increased need for original creative.
“We know that creative needs to be an integral part of every strategy and execution,” said Will Ludlam, general manager of Edelman Seattle. “We’re delighted to have David

joining our team to offer the strategic counsel and creative, visionary thinking that our clients need to succeed and thrive in today’s challenging communications landscape.”

Buckley spent the past 15 years crafting award-winning work for clients such as Target, Microsoft, Sony, Starbucks, Old Navy, BMW and Michelin. As creative director for digital marketing agency POP, he led a team that created digital campaigns, content and commerce solutions, social activations and digital in-store experiences for retailers. Previously, Buckley was creative director for Possible, where he led site experiences, social activation and global campaign executions.
Edelman has been recognized for its creative capabilities and received numerous accolades, including the Cannes Gold Lion for our work with Adobe; a Gold ADDY Award for Non-Traditional Advertising for the “Call of Duty: Seed the Speech” campaign with Activision; a 2012 and 2013 Webby Awards for excellence in Web design & creativity for our work with Volkswagen; a PRWeek Awards Honorable Mention for Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year for our work with Juniper Networks; Gold and Platinum Sabre Awards finalist nods for Brand Building and Marketing to Women for our work with Hawaiian Tropic; and a SAMMY Award for Best Branding Campaign B2B for our work with Adobe, among others.
About Edelman Seattle
Established in 1991, Edelman’s Seattle office has more than 175 full-time employees representing global, national and local clients across a range of industries and sectors. Edelman Seattle specializes in multi-channel communication campaigns spanning social media, community relations, reputation management, media relations and brand positioning.
About Edelman

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm, with more than 5,500 employees in 65 cities worldwide. Edelman partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was named one of Advertising Age’s “Agency to Watch” in 2014; one of Forbes’ “14 Most Influential Agencies of 2014;” and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year.” Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014 and was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the third time in 2014. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency. Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.