Chief Creative Officer New York
Dan Kelleher has a history of creating work that, no matter the channel, sells products and entertains. Inspiring and collaborative, Kelleher is known for his big, creative, sticky ideas for Fortune 100 businesses, including BMW, DIRECTV, General Mills, FedEx, MillerCoors, Guinness and Fox Sports.
Arriving at Deutsch from his most recent role as co-CCO at KBS, Kelleher was responsible for the recently launched BMW work “Eyes on Gigi,” an immersive 360-degree film. He also created a BMW Super Bowl commercial which was voted the 23rd best Super Bowl commercial of all time by Ad Age. As well as an original documentary accepted into the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Kelleher also oversaw brands, including Keds, Simmons, Monster.com, Vanguard, AdCouncil and Homegoods.
While at Grey, Kelleher launched the DirecTV “Cable Effects” campaign that became a cultural success earning numerous Cannes Lions, and was dubbed “funniest campaign of the year” by Adweek. He also received a shout-out for the campaign at Cannes from President Bill Clinton, who said they were, “The most hilarious ads I’ve ever seen.”
In addition to having run his own creative consultancy, Kelleher has been a key creative contributor at Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, Cliff Freeman & Partners, Devito/Verdi and Ammirati & Puris.
Highly awarded, Kelleher has been recognized by Cannes Lions, Gold Pencils, ANDYs, D&AD Pencils and the Tribeca Film Festival. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and the School of Visual Arts, and calls New York City his home.