Mark Tutssel, one of the most awarded creative directors in the industry, oversees the work of Leo Burnett Worldwide and its 96 global offices.
His work has garnered every major creative accolade, including the prestigious Cannes Grand Prix and 46 Cannes Lions. Mark’s professional success has been rooted in his belief in the power of ideas, and ultimately, that creativity has the power to transform human behaviour.
Under his creative leadership, Leo Burnett continues to be recognized for its new-world thinking, consecutively topping the ‘All Gunns Blazing’ category in the annual Gunn Report the last three years. In addition, Leo Burnett has more global offices contributing to its creative reputation than any other network. And every year since 2009, Leo Burnett has taken home a coveted Grand Prix from the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.
Mark has had the honour of chairing the world’s greatest award shows, including LIA, Clios, D&AD, Eurobest, Spikes, International Andy Awards, AdFest and the YoungGuns. In 2008, he served as the President of the Cannes Titanium & Integrated Jury and in 2010, he served as President of both the Film and Press Juries at Cannes.
Campaign Magazine named Mark the No.1 worldwide creative director, earning the title of top global Creative Crusader.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Arts, co-authored a book on Leo Burnett’s “HumanKind” philosophy, and when not on an airplane, Mark can be found at home in Chicago or London.