Debbi Vandeven

  • Portrait of Debbi Vandeven.

Debbi is global CCO at VMLY&R, a brand experience agency delivering contemporary, integrated work across the connected consumer experience to clients worldwide, including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, Intel and Wendy’s. She was named the 2020 Ad Age CCO of the Year and has helped lead the agency to Ad Age Agency A-List honors over the past several years as well as being named to Adweek’s Creative 100 and Business Insider’s “30 Most Creative People in Advertising.”

The company has experienced unprecedented growth and recognition under her leadership, earning accolades from top international shows, including Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (receiving 31 Lions, including two coveted Grand Prix in the Glass and Social & Influencer categories, 69 shortlists and Agency of the Year in the Reach and Good Tracks in 2019), Andys, ADC, Clios, D&AD, Effie Awards, LIA, One Show, and Spikes Asia.

Debbi has led top international juries, including Andys, ADC (2018 jury chair), Cannes (2020/2021 Social & Influencer jury president, 2018 Entertainment jury president), Clios (2019 Direct & Experiential/Events jury chair, 2016 Digital jury chair), D&AD (2020 Experiential jury president), One Show Interactive, and Spikes Asia (2019 Entertainment & Music jury chair).

Chief Creative Officer