News

  • 08.07.2021

    Leo Burnett Wins at The Marketing Society Awards

    We've won the Response to the Global Pandemic category at The Marketing Society Awards in partnership with McDonald's. It is a great testament to all of the work we have done to help the brand thrive in such testing circumstances. Read more here.

  • 07.07.2021

    Bringing Purr and Grrr To Life

    Our Creative Director Graham Lakeland spoke to LBB, alongside director Frederic Planchon and members of the production team, to detail how we brought the robot twins Purr and Grrr to life in our recent campaign for the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV. Read the piece here.

  • 29.06.2021

    Charlie Rudd on Managing the Intangibles

    Our CEO Charlie Rudd has written in Creative Salon about why agency success rests as much on the intangibles as the tangibles. You can read his full article here.

  • 28.06.2021

    Leo Burnett Wins at Cannes

    We are very proud to have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Cannes Lions for our work for McDonald's. We won Gold and Bronze for our McDelivery Lights On work, ad Silver for Iconic Stacks. Read more here.

  • 28.06.2021

    What I Wish I’d Known In 2008

    Our New Business Director Bethany Watts spoke to the Financial Times to reflect on her experience graduating during the financial crisis, and give advice to those graduating now. Read the full piece here.

  • 09.06.2021

    Leo Burnett Partners With The International Exchange

    The International Exchange (TIE) is an organisation that connects professionals across different sectors with social initiatives across the world. This summer six of our team will be working with them to crack a brief for Save The Children India. Children have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and we can't wait to use our skills to try and make a difference. Read more about TIE here.

  • 07.06.2021

    Chaka Named in AdWeek 100

    Our CCO Chaka has been recognised by AdWeek as one of the 10o creative leaders globally who are reshaping the advertising industry; taking risks, achieving results and setting new standards for clients and agencies. Read the full list here.

  • 27.05.2021

    Lights On Wins at D&AD

    We're thrilled to have won a Wood Pencil from D&AD for our Lights On work for McDonald's. Read more here.

  • 13.05.2021

    Chaka promoted to global chief creative officer of Leo Burnett

    Our incredible creative leader Chaka has been promoted to global chief creative officer of Leo Burnett. She will retain her role in London whilst evolving Leo Burnett's creativity globally. She will also be helping to recruit the next generation of creative talent, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Read the full announcement here.

  • 11.05.2021

    Banishing Burnout

    Our MD Carly spoke to Creativebrief about how we as an industry can help to banish burnout as we move to more flexible and hybrid ways of working. Read her comments here.

  • 19.04.2021

    Emily Marr Rejoins Leo Burnett

    We're thrilled to welcome back Emily Marr to Leo's after 14 years as our new Chief Production Officer! The full announcement is here.

  • 31.03.2021

    Leo Burnett Wins at The British Arrows

    Two of our McDonald's campaigns have been honoured at the British Arrows. Our 'Swimmer' Saver Menu ad won Bronze in the 15-30s category, and our Archie The Reindeer Christmas campaign was awarded Bronze in the Craft category.

  • 24.03.2021

    How to Make an Ad

    The team behind our recent 'Lights On' work for McDonald's spoke to Creative Moment about the process behind creating the campaign. Read the article here.

  • 18.03.2021

    Comic Relief Appoints Leo Burnett London

    We're really proud to announce that Comic Relief have chosen to partner with us for Red Nose Day 2022, following a competitive pitch. They are an iconic charity making a big difference in lives across the world, and we can't wait to bring our populist creativity mindset to help such an important cause. You can read more here.

  • 12.03.2021

    Fan Controlled Sport: Here to Stay?

    That's the question our Sports + Entertainment team have been asking in their latest REMARK newsletter. Read their thoughts on Fan Controlled Sport and other topics here.

  • 26.02.2021

    Open Apprenticeship Launched

    We are really pleased to announce the launch of Publicis Groupe UK's Open Apprenticeship scheme. This incredibly important initiative aims to provide an entry point to our industry for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Read more here.

  • 25.02.2021

    Chaka Sobhani on Creative Leadership

    Our Chief Creative Officer Chaka recently spoke to Alison Chadwick about her creative journey, and how that has informed her creative leadership. Listen here.

  • 23.02.2021

    Making (creative) populism great again

    Our Chief Strategy Officer Josh has been reflecting on what brands can learn from both Biden and Trump's brands of populism. Read his words in Campaign here.

  • 16.02.2021

    Helping Jack Whitehall Find His ‘Feelgood Health’

    Our ECD Mark Elwood recently spoke to LBB about how our recent campaign for AXA Health, featuring Jack Whitehall, came to life. Read the piece here.

  • 29.01.2021

    Brand Inspiration from the Inauguration

    Our Planning Director Amelia reflects on President Biden's inauguration, and looks at what lessons brands can take from it. Read the full piece here.  

  • 27.01.2021

    Charlie Rudd on Lockdown 3.0

    Our CEO Charlie has been speaking to The Drum about the challenges that Lockdown 3.0 has brought for both ad agencies and clients. Read the full article here.

  • 25.01.2021

    Chaka Sobhani’s Creative Circle Manifesto

    Our Chief Creative Officer Chaka is the president of Creative Circle for 2021. She has written a timely and powerful manifesto that reflects the challenging times we live in. You can read it here.

  • 13.01.2021

    TUI Appoints Leo Burnett London

    We are super excited to announce that we have been appointed to work with TUI. We can't wait to get to work on this iconic brand, and start dreaming about holidays again! See the full announcement here.

  • 09.09.2020

    Carly Avener on Working Through Lockdown

    Our Managing Director Carly Avener spoke to Creative Brief on over communicating, creating space for difficult conversations and fighting cabin fever during lockdown. Read the full interview here.

  • 04.09.2020

    Tom Sussman Weighs in on Oatly

    Our Head of Planning, Tom Sussman, reckons that the recent Oatly-Blackstone controversy is all a bit of a storm in a teacup. The Drum carried his full remarks and you can read them here.

  • 20.07.2020

    Premier Inn Picks Leo Burnett London

    We are delighted to announce that we've been chosen by Premier Inn to handle their advertising account. Read more here.

  • 09.06.2020

    Chaka on Creativity During the Pandemic

    'We don't have a clue'. Our Chief Creative Officer Chaka Sobhani had an honest discussion with Campaign about the challenges of making advertising during lockdown. Read the full piece here.

  • 31.03.2020

    Steph Ellis vs. Lockdown Guilt

    Our Senior Creative spoke to Little Black Book about how she is fighting lockdown guilt. Read the full piece here.

  • 07.03.2020

    Mark Elwood Returns to Leo’s

    We are really pleased to announce the return of Mark Elwood to Leo Burnett London after two decades. Mark will take the role of Executive Creative Director, and joins from MullenLowe. Read the full announcement here.

  • 06.03.2020

    Leo Burnett London lands Vision Express creative account

    Vision Express have chosen us to lead their advertising after a competitive pitch. A fabulous brand that we can't wait to build a strong partnership with. Read more here.

  • 09.10.2019

    Carly Avener joins as Managing Director

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Carly Avener as Managing Director. Joining from BBH, Carly will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the agency and leadership of the New Business team. See the announcement here.

  • 26.09.2019

    Gulf Oil appoints Leo Burnett as first global ad agency

    We are proud to announce that Gulf Oil has chosen Leo Burnett as its first global ad agency of record. The account will be managed out of Leo Burnett London. Read the full announcement here.

  • 20.03.2019

    Charlie Rudd Joins as CEO

    Charlie Rudd has been appointed as our new CEO. Previously CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, we can't wait to see where Charlie's leadership takes us. Read the full announcement here.

  • 18.06.2018

    Brandtasy League is back!

    As football fever kicks in with the launch of the Fifa World CupTM in Russia, the battle of the brands is also warming up. Our Brandtasy League is back, providing running analysis of sponsor and non-sponsor performance throughout the tournament. Check out all the action over at www.brandtasyleague.co.uk.

  • 18.06.2018

    Marketing Society Excellence Award for McDonald’s Trust

    Our work building Trust for McDonald's has been awarded the long-term marketing excellence award at this year's Marketing Society Excellence Awards! See the full list of winners here.

  • 17.05.2018

    Chaka and Gurinder Chadha at Creative Equals Conference

    Yesterday, Chaka took to the stage at the Creative Equals 2018 'Create Your Future' conference to talk 'Rewriting Culture'. See more from the day here.

  • 10.04.2018

    Betfair appoints Leo Burnett London

    We're delighted to announce our new partnership with Betfair, one of the genuine innovators of the industry, as they appoint us to their international creative business. See the full announcement here.

  • 22.02.2018

    Aerial Award win for McDonald’s ‘Beef Fairytails’

    Our McDonald's 'Beef Fairytails' radio ad, written by Ben Newman, has bagged an Aerial award 'for a very simple reason: it's entertaining.' Great stuff! See the full review and listen to the ad here. 

  • 22.02.2018

    Chaka interviewed in the first Pitch Podcast

    Listen to Chaka's interview with Jean Nkiru, director at Iconoclast London, in the first Pitch Podcast here.

  • 22.02.2018

    The secret behind our 29 year relationship with McDonald’s

    Our Chief Creative Officer, Chaka, and McDonald's Senior Vice-President, Chief Marketing Officer, Alistair Macrow sat down with Campaign (over milkshakes, naturally) in a McDonald's restaurant in Chelmsford to reveal how they plan to keep the good times going. See Chaka and Alistair in conversation here.