Azher Ahmed

Azher Ahmed » SVP, Director of Digital Operations, DDB Chicago

For over 18 years, Azher has led technology and brand marketing efforts across virtually all categories of industry. His client’s include McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, State Farm, GEICO, Comcast, Fidelity, Tyson, Abbott Labs and Mars. Azher started his career as a designer and strongly believes creativity is vital to solving large, complex business challenges.

Azher is the SVP/Director of Digital Operations at DDB Chicago. Prior to that, he’s built and led the digital marketing offerings at The Martin Agency, Arnold, FCB, and Townsend (now a part of Epsilon).

His career has spanned from strategy through deployment, design through development, and theory through application across digital and traditional media channels. Azher helps make sense of the often-chaotic media landscape and believe good leadership is involved and accountable throughout.

Along the way, there have been numerous award-winning campaigns and platforms spanning mobile, web, gaming, experiential, e-mail, social and online commerce. Azher’s spoken at numerous conferences including Social Media Week (NY and Chicago), SXSW, Advertising Week, Internet Week and colleges/universities. He’s also judged The Webby Awards and various IAB initiatives including MIXX.