MullenLowe has grown 100% in the U.S. over the past six years, adding Hyatt, Royal Caribbean, Acura, JetBlue, Netflix, Google, American Greetings, Ulta Beauty, Patrón and U.S. Cellular as new clients. The agency has won the North American Grand Effie, been a three-time Advertising Age A-List Agency, a Fast Company Most Innovative Company in Advertising & Marketing and a MediaPost Creative Media Agency of the Year through its Mediahub brand. As a result of this growth and success, MullenLowe has expanded from its headquarters in Boston to new offices in LA, New York and North Carolina, and a 90-office, 65-market global network.
As head of communications and business development, David Swaebe works with agency leaders to shape and sell the MullenLowe brand. He leads first response new-business efforts and positions MullenLowe for successful conversion throughout the pitch process. He is responsible for agency communications with the press and industry groups, and across all of MullenLowe’s branded digital channels. Swaebe came to agency business development following an extensive tenure working on integrated brand teams for agency clients, including Victorinox Swiss Army, Olympus, Eddie Bauer, TripAdvisor and Houghton Mifflin. He started his agency career at Ingalls, handling PR for Dunkin’ Donuts and Braun. Swaebe came to the agency world from news reporting, as an on-air TV and radio announcer covering politics (including presidential campaigns), crime and business for stations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.