McKinney promotes Will Chambliss and Owen Tingle to Creative Director
Durham, NC (May 26, 2014) — McKinney announced the promotions of two employees today. Will Chambliss, associate creative director who joined McKinney in 2010 from Arnold Worldwide, has been promoted to creative director. Associate Creative Director Owen Tingle came to McKinney in 2005 from The Creative Circus and has also been promoted to creative director.
“Will and Owen have been the creative backbone for us on Nationwide,” says Group Creative Director Liz Paradise. “They’re totally ambidextrous in that they not only do a lot of the work, but they deftly manage and mentor other creatives on the account. These promotions really just reflect the important roles they had already been playing.” Chief Creative Officer Jonathan Cude concurs: “Will and Owen have both demonstrated the ability to consistently deliver at a high level and to achieve strong business results for many of our clients. I couldn’t be more thrilled for them to be moving into these positions.”
Chambliss began his career as a copywriter at Fitzgerald+CO in Atlanta, where he worked on Coke, Durex, Quikrete and Aruba. He then spent the next six years at Arnold in Boston, where he produced a Super Bowl spot for ESPN; created campaigns for American Legacy’s anti-smoking truth campaign, Timberland, Volvo and Fidelity; and became a creative director on Carnival Cruises (those sea sickness bracelets really do work). His work has been recognized by D&AD, Cannes, the One Show and Communication Arts. Most recently, Chambliss worked on the Join the Nation campaign for Nationwide Insurance, including the brand spot, “Baby.” These days he’s helping create Team JPX, which is made up of ordinary golfers with extraordinary stories about how golf is helping them face challenges off the course, for Mizuno Golf’s Play Famously campaign. He is currently living vicariously through his son, whose Little League team, the Bacon Dragons, just went undefeated.
Tingle joined McKinney in 2005 after running a family-owned-and-operated business with his father in logistic relocation engineering (aka moving). Tingle directed his very first commercial “The Play” in 2006 for Sony. It was featured as one of Advertising Age’s Best Spots of 2006. From there, Tingle’s work has been globally recognized by One Show, Webby, Art Directors Club, MIXX, Effie, Cannes and some guy on Twitter called @butlerblue2. Tingle has spent the last 18 months working on campaigns for Nationwide Insurance and Big Boss Brewing, including a beer-dispensing arcade game, The Last Barfighter, which was featured at the 4A’s CreateTech 2013 conference and earned two MIXX Awards and one Effie. He also recently worked on Travelocity, including conception of the recent #iWannaGo program within the Go & Smell the Roses campaign.
Founded in 1969, McKinney’s mission is to help our clients build influential brands by creating big ideas that grab people emotionally and change the way they think, feel and behave. McKinney is recognized for having one of the most innovative business models in the industry focused on delivering creativity that the influences the world. Since January 2012, McKinney has won nearly 40 major industry awards, including seven Effies, a Cannes Lion, a One Show Interactive Pencil and six IAB MIXX Awards (including Best in Show). Because we are hard on the work and good to each other, McKinney has been recognized as one of the best U.S. agencies, one of the Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media by Advertising Age, and one of a handful of agencies setting the standard for creativity by One Magazine. The agency’s clients include Sherwin-Williams, Nationwide, Nationwide Financial, Travelocity, Samsung, Mentos, World of Coca-Cola, ESPN, Mizuno USA, Hankook, Gold’s Gym, CenturyLink, Dognition, Big Boss Brewing and Urban Ministries of Durham. McKinney is part of Cheil Worldwide, one of the world’s leading marketing communications networks with 59 offices in 33 countries. One agency with two doors, McKinney has offices in both Durham, North Carolina, and in New York.