Diane Jackson is one of the top production executives in the U.S., responsible for broadcast, print, and digital production for leading, award-winning brands such as Mars Wrigley, McDonald’s, State Farm, and Capital One Bank. She is recognised for being decisive, passionate, and driven about both creativity and Italian footwear.
During her first stint at DDB from 2000 to 2003, Diane produced work for Energizer, McDonald’s, Anheuser-Busch, JC Penney, and Exxon Mobil. Then, for four years, Diane worked at BBDO in Chicago as Head of Production.
In 2007, Diane was named Executive Director of Integrated Production at DDB Chicago, which represented a return to an agency and client brands that she loved. In this role, she has expanded the agency’s production department across multiple platforms and she also sits on the agency’s management committee. Diane is still an active producer and in 2010 she was the Executive Producer for the groundbreaking reality show Bud House that represented Budweiser’s integrated sponsorship of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. She was called upon to executive produce work for Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics and to produce two films for The Clinton Foundation’s ten-year anniversary celebration.
Diane has served twice on the AICP Curatorial Panel at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has received the Institute Practitioner in Advertising (London) Distinction in Advertising. Diane was also selected as Film Craft Juror at the 2012 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.
A Brit by birth and in spirit, Diane graduated with honors from Brighton University with a BA in Library and Information Sciences, also majoring in Video and Film Production.