McGarryBowen/Chicago has finally found what it hopes is the right person to help pull in new business at the agency. Timothy Scott joins MB this week as managing partner, succeeding Adrian Keevil who left MB and the ad business in mid-2008 (yes it seems to take an extraordinarily long time to replace ad executives nowadays). Scott reports to McGarryBowen CEO John McGarry and will lead day-to-day operations in the Chicago outpost.
A veteran packaged goods ad executive, Scott apparently was tapped in part to help keep key client Kraft happy. The agency has just added Kraft cheese singles and Philadelphia cream cheese accounts to its growing portfolio of Kraft brands serviced out of the Chicago office.
Along with MB/Chicago Executive Creative Directors Ned Crowley and John Moore, Scott also will lead the charge on new business efforts, a task that has proved tough for every just about every shop in this city. Some local agencies have been pretty good at adding new business from existing clients, but otherwise it's been tough. McGarryBowen put out its shingle here in Chicago in late 2007, and said it would become a major contender in the marketplace. So far, however, it hasn't quite gotten there.
Scott arrives at McGarryBowen from DDB/Chicago, where he was a senior vice-president and global business director. He worked on DDB's Wm. Wrigley Jr. business. Scott also did stints at DraftFCB/Chicago and the soon-to-close JWT/Chicago.