Mr. Kluin starts in his new role next week and will report to newly minted chief creative officer Kerry Keenan. It's a reunion of sorts for the two -- they previously worked together at Y&R and Saatchi & Saatchi. Mr. Kluin said that when Ms. Keenan landed the top creative post at Deutsch, they began talking. "Most people do the best work of their careers when they work for her," said Mr. Kluin. "I don't know why that is but that's talent and experience and skill."
Mr. Kluin joined DDB New York as ECD and head of art almost three years ago. Working with chief creative officer Matt Eastwood, he helped the agency through a reinvention period, with standout work for Tropicana, Water for Life and the New York Lottery.
"Working with [Mr. Eastwood] we've exceeded expectations at DDB," said Mr. Kluin. "It's pretty amazing what happened there over the last three years."
Before DDB, Mr. Kluin worked at Y&R, on brands including Dell, Virgin Atlantic, Colgate and Land Rover. In 2007, he topped Creativity's list of the most awarded art directors, with stellar award-winning work for StuffIt Deluxe and P&G.