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DDB Chi Hires New Director of Digital Ops

More digital hires? More digital hires. DDB Chicago sent the word that Azher Ahmed has joined the agency ranks as SVP, director of digital operations. What does that mean, exactly? Well, according to the agency, Ahmed will obviously be responsible for building out DDB Chi’s digital unit but he’s also tasked with “refining all aspects of the agency process and infrastructure to best serve its clients’ needs in a digital world.” Sounds ambitious.

Ahmed arrives from the Martin Agency, where he spent the past two years as SVP, director of technology. By joining DDB Chicago, he’ll reunite with his new boss, chief digital officer/managing director and fellow Martin alum Jonathan Sackett, who glowingly states, “I’m honored that he will be joining me at DDB to make the most of the digital powerhouse we are quickly becoming.” Prior to his work at Martin, which included the FWA 2009 Site of the Year-winning “JFK: We Choose the Moon,” Ahmed had two-year stints at both as director of digital technology at Draftfcb and Arnold Worldwide.

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