Eric SCHOEFFLER
Exec. CD Europe & CCO Germany,
Havas Worldwide, Düsseldorf

Eric Schoeffler is Executive Creative Director Europe & Chief Creative Officer Group Germany at Havas as of September 1st, 2016.

Eric entered the Ad-business in 1994 at a midsize independent agency in Cologne. He was the king of the color copier for a while, but 5 years later he left the agency as Group Head Art.

He then signed at DDB and stayed for the next 17 years. Starting as Art Director at DDB Düsseldorf he worked for clients like Henkel, Axa and Volkswagen.

In 2004 he was appointed to the Board of Directors. As ECD and Managing Director he helped to attract new clients like Diesel, Ebay, Premiere (Sky) or Pernod Ricard and helped to start a new creative area for DDB in Düsseldorf winning the first lions for this office.

In 2011 Eric was asked to become Chief Creative Officer DDB Germany with the task to form and lead a new agency born out of the fusion of DDB and Tribal DDB with 4 offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Vienna. With his open and inquisitive nature he positively influenced the new fusion of digital and creative. During this time DDB Tribal managed to win not only about 45 Lions, but also Cyber Gold Lions, Webbys and fwa awards for clients like Volkswagen, Ikea or Deutsche Telekom. In 2013 he was appointed to the DDB Global Creative Council.

Eric is a member of ADC Germany, D&AD, One Club and Bayern München. He has served most international relevant juries like Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clios, NY Festivals, Andys, Lynx or AdStars. Eric has two daughters, recently got a dog, is vegetarian and a confessed vinyl junkie.