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Key Speaker – Lisa Bennett
April 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chief Creative Officer, TM Advertising
Lisa has built award-winning creative departments, reinvented brands and transformed agencies.
After graduating from the University of Texas, Lisa began her career at Leo Burnett in Chicago. She quickly rose through the ranks to become Executive Creative Director and a member of the US Operating Board. While at Burnett, she had creative oversight to iconic brands such as McDonald’s, Disney, Coca-Cola and helped land global accounts such as Heinz and Delta Airlines.
In 2003, Lisa became Managing Partner, Chief Creative Officer of DDB San Francisco.
Over the course of her 10 years at DDB SF, she helped transform the agency by attracting a diverse group of talent and wide range of clients such as Intel, ConAgra Foods, McAfee and Benefit Cosmetics. Lisa and her teams went on to create award-winning campaigns for brands not known for award-winning work. In 2013, she was appointed EVP/Creative for DDB North America.
Lisa joined TM Advertising as Chief Creative Officer in 2015 with the goal of helping reinvent the 84-year old agency. In May of 2017, the agency management team bought TM back from Interpublic Group (IPG), reclaiming their independence and becoming the only woman-owned, full-service brand creative agency in Dallas, Texas. TM’s clients include Universal Orlando Resort, Community Coffee, Taco Bueno, Statoil and Texas Rangers.
Lisa’s work has been recognized in every major award show including Cannes Lions, One Show, CLIO Awards, Effie Awards and D&AD. She has served on two Cannes Lions juries, two CLIO juries and Executive Juries for One Show, New York Festivals, Effie Awards, Communication Arts and D&AD. Business Insider named Lisa one of the Top 10 Most Creative Women in Advertising and Ad Age named her one of 21 to Watch in the 21st Century.