Global Chief Creative Officer
For over two decades, Liz Taylor has been recognized as one of the industry’s most progressive creative leaders. She is known for her collaborative, empowering leadership style and the pivotal role she has played in helping local and global brands find their voices in the modern world. Liz currently serves as Global Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy, where she is responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative product across 131 offices in 93 countries and spanning the network’s Advertising, PR, Experience, Health, and Consulting offering. Under her leadership, Ogilvy was named Network of the Year at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Ogilvy was also named 2022 Network of the Year by The One Show and Global Network of the Year by Campaign Magazine.
Prior to Ogilvy, Liz served as Global Chief Creative Officer for Leo Burnett and Chief Creative Officer for Publicis Communications North America where she was a Founding Partner at Le Truc, a new business model threaded across the Publicis Groupe. She has been named an Ad Age “Woman to Watch” and a member of the Adweek “Creative 100.” Her work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art, multiple Super Bowls, and seen across the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Fast Company, Rolling Stone, and even topped Billboard charts. In 2022, she added an Emmy nomination to her name as Change the Ref’s campaign “Lost Class” earned recognition in the Outstanding Commercial category.
Driving transformative creative solutions and culture-shaping work is what Liz does best. Her career credits include iconic and brand-defining work for Budweiser, Clorox, Gatorade, Wrigley, Michelob Ultra, Morton Salt, Beam Suntory, GE, Kimberly-Clark, Boeing and many more. As one of the most awarded creatives in the industry, she has numerous honors to her name including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, ANDYs, and Effies, among others. Alongside the recognition of her work, she has helped set the industry bar for creativity around the world, serving on a multitude of juries that include Cannes – Digital Craft and Print & Publishing; One Show – Social Media and Integrated Campaign; and D&AD – Experiential and Direct. An industry leader in addressing workplace inequality, Liz also served as an inaugural jury chair of the Athena Advertising Awards, held in conjunction with the 3% Movement.
A proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Portfolio Center, Liz is based in her native Chicago, where she lives with her husband, a Goldendoodle and her two kids when they are home from college. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing a memoir that she hopes will one day be published. And when she needs a break from writing, you can find her indulging in any number of her favorite things—whether binge-watching, fashion obsessing, pop culture devouring, vintage t-shirt collecting, mid-century modern furniture shopping or poker playing.