Amir Kassaei steps down as chief creative officer of DDB Worldwide to focus on C14TORCE role


Amir Kassaei, creatief directeur DDB.jpgCampaign Brief can reveal that after nine years as global chief creative officer of DDB Worldwide, Amir Kassaei is stepping down to focus his time and efforts on the customized global agency C14TORCE – owned by DDB – for the car brand SEAT.

Says Kassaei on his LinkedIn profile: “It was an amazing journey but I will not miss advertising, advertising will miss me.”

Prior to joining DDB Germany in 2003 Kassaei was ECD on Mercedes-Benz and Smart International at Springer & Jacoby Germany from 1997 to 2003.

Always a man of strong opinions, Kassaei caused a storm at Cannes in 2012 after this video interview with Campaign Brief went online, accusing some Cannes 2012 jurors of bias – claiming that judges of certain global holding groups had been ordered to vote for work from their respective groups.