DDB, Chicago, finally found the top creative it's been seeking for more than two years? in London.
Ewan Paterson, executive creative director at London's Clemmow Hornby Inge & Partners, will take over DDB's Windy City creative department beginning in June, according to people familiar with the matter.
A DDB spokeswoman declined to comment, and an e-mail inquiry to Mr. Paterson was not returned.
The appointment of Mr. Paterson, 47, puts an end to one of the industry's longest-running parlor games. Speculation over who would get the job has been intense, fueled in part by the historic prominence of a position that launched adland legends such as Bob Scarpelli and Keith Reinhard, and in part by the tragic circumstances in which it became available, the February 2008 suicide of Mr. Paterson's predecessor, Paul Tilley.
Read the full story on Paterson's appointment to DDB at Adage.com.