DDB Chicago names David Banta group creative director

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David Banta, DDB Chicago.
David Banta, DDB Chicago.

Banta will oversee creative on Capital One

CHICAGO — DDB Chicago has named David Banta as its SVP, group creative director.

In his new role, effective immediately, Banta oversees the creative work for the Omnicom agency’s Capital One account. He reports to John Maxham, chief creative officer, DDB Chicago.

Banta joins from Hill Holliday in Boston where he was EVP, executive creative director, for seven years. Prior to Hill Holliday, he held creative roles at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder and Doner in Detroit.

Maxham said in a statement: "I didn’t look for typical financial service experience because frankly, Cap One is anything but a typical financial services brand.

"Despite their success, they maintain the spirit of a challenger brand. Dave is exactly the kind of gutsy creative that can channel that spirit," he said.

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