NEW YORK, USA // Eric Weisberg is Global Chief Creative Officer at Havas Health & You, where he is inspiring a creative awakening across the 6,000-person worldwide network. As the world emerges from the fog of COVID-19, Eric is excited by the possibility for health and wellness brands to lead the industry in creativity, innovation, and digital transformation, and believes Havas is in a unique position to lead the charge as the world’s largest health and wellness network.
Prior to Havas Health & You, Eric spent five years as Global Chief Creative Officer at the Doner Partners Network, where he led a business and creative turnaround—including the most award-winning era in the agency’s history, and growth from Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Netflix, Amazon, Travelocity, Bloomberg Media, T. Rowe Price, and more. Prior to Doner, Eric spent over 15 years at J. Walter Thompson, where he created the agency’s first integrated creative group blending expertise in digital, CRM, and traditional consumer creative.
Trying to classify Eric is pretty tough. He’s built a reputation as an innovation and digital-transformation expert, but as a hybrid creative leader, he is equally celebrated for his teams’ work in television, print, and other “traditional” mediums. Eric’s best work is generally a blend of ideas, technology, and media. His creative philosophy is pretty simple: make everything you touch better than the day before and try hard not to be a jerk doing it.
Eric has guided his teams to win over 100 international creative awards from Cannes, The One Show, Clios, The Webbys, Effies, and many others. Eric’s work can be found in the Smithsonian permanent collection, college textbooks, and has been covered dozens of times by CNN, NBC, BCC, The New York Times, Fast Company, and more. The diverse array of creative solutions and innovations include: filing a patent for an algorithm that predicts cold and flu spread down to the zip code; the first commercial use of AR for Band-Aid, reducing mental illness stigma with social media; making Matthew McConaughey a creative director; a groundbreaking partnership with Marvel Comics to celebrate nurses fighting COVID-19—the most downloaded comic book of 2020—and the most talked-about Super Bowl commercial of 2021, featuring Bruce Springsteen.
Named "Digital Top 40 over 40" by Campaign and one of the “Most Creative People in Mobile Advertising” by Business Insider, Eric is a frequent speaker on stages around the world, including, CES, SXSW, Cannes, Mobile World Congress, Advertising Week, and many others. Eric has also taught at the School of Visual Arts, NYU, Columbia University, and The New School. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and son.