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Lisa Topol
Chief Creative Officer

NEW YORK, USA // Lisa is Co-Chief Creative Officer at DDB, NY with her partner, Derek Barnes. The two also worked together at Grey, NY and Wieden+Kennedy, NY. So it’s a good thing they like each other.

Lisa made her mark doing the kind of work that was more typically reserved for mad men – namely, sports (Nike, Jordan, ESPN, NFL) and tech (IBM and Motorola).

But she also wouldn’t say no to a good tampon campaign and found a way to turn the category on its head, bidding a fond farewell to white pants and blue liquids.

Over the years, her work has won nearly every major industry award including Cannes, One Show, D&AD, CLIO, ANDY, CA and Effies. And she has also lost a bunch of awards she totally should have won.

She’s particularly proud of her work for Keep a Child Alive which not only won several gold lions but it raised over 1 million dollars to help fight AIDs in just six days. And her Cannes-Wining “Listen” Super Bowl spot increased calls to the Domestic Violence Hotline by over 25%.

Lisa was named one of the 30 most creative women in advertising by Business Insider. And as a constant advocate for equality in the workplace, Lisa is proud to sit on the Time’s up Advertising Steering Committee.

Lisa’s other interests include competitive dog agility where she and her rescue dog, Plop, were crowned All American Champions at Westminster and they will be representing the Untied States at the World Team Championships in the Netherlands. Lisa also loves tennis and knee surgery.