Celebrating Excellence

Jon Cook

Campaign U.S. has named Jon Cook, global CEO, to the 2023 40 Over 40 list.

For more than 26 years, Jon has been key contributor at VML — now VMLY&R — and he led the launch of the combined agency as global CEO in 2018. VMLY&R is now a global marketing force with more than 13,000 employees in 44 countries. Jon is a member of the WPP Executive Committee.

Prior to leading VMLY&R, Jon served as VML’s global CEO from 2011 to 2018. He joined the agency in 1996, and during his tenure, VML grew from 30 employees in Kansas City, Missouri, to more than 3,000 employees across six continents.

The Campaign US 40 Over 40 honors the executives who work tirelessly to keep the wheels turning at their companies. These executives have established their careers by making noteworthy contributions across advertising, marketing, media, technology and communications — from generating groundbreaking creative work and head-turning innovations for clients to paving the way for the next generation of talent to thrive.

“Campaign US is excited to honor the senior talent at the forefront of the industry. The individuals on this list have dedicated their careers to this business, and their contributions and leadership are invaluable to the next generation of talent,” said Campaign US editor Alison Weissbrot.

Click here to view the full list of honorees.

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