McGarryBowen to Open Chicago Outpost

Adrian Keevil to Manage Office That's Near Clients Chase, Kraft

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- New York-based independent shop McGarryBowen is set to open an office in the Windy City.

The agency said Adrian Keevil, who joined the agency from Young & Rubicam in 2002, will lead day-to-day management of McGarryBowen Chicago. Mr. Keevil's new responsibilities are in addition to his role as the agency's managing director, and he will split his time between the New York and Chicago offices.

The Chicago-based creative team will be helmed by Ned Crowley and Jonathan Moore, both formerly executive creative directors at Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett Worldwide. The duo, who have produced work for a range of marketers from McDonald's to Morgan Stanley, will report to McGarryBowen Chief Creative Officer Gordon Bowen.

"Two of our clients, Chase and Kraft, have significant operations in Chicago and, like them, we have a lot of faith in that market," John McGarry Jr., co-founder and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

The agency will continue boosting its Chicago-based staff in the new year, with plans to hire a senior strategist and several account managers and creatives.
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