Christie Giera serves as Director of Corporate Communications and North American Public Relations, where she is responsible for the agency’s strategic communications for DDB Worldwide. Christie brings strong relationships with leading business and advertising publications, resulting in numerous media placements in outlets such as The New York Times, Fast Company, Bloomberg Businessweek, Crain’s New York, Forbes, Advertising Age, Adweek, MediaPost, as well as conferences and industry organizations including Advertising Week, 4A’s, ad:tech, IAB, and more. Christie most recently worked at MEC, a global media agency, leading internal and external communications for the agency’s offices across North America. Prior to joining MEC, Christie spent three years with Publicis USA as Associate Director of Corporate Communications, serving on the PR team of the agency’s clients such as Charmin, Citi, TruGreen, T-Mobile, and others. She started her career in corporate communications at McKinney in Durham, NC and worked on campaigns for clients, including Sony Electonics, Audi of America, NASDAQ Stock Market, Virgin Mobile USA, Brown-Forman Industries’ Southern Comfort, Travelocity, and others. Christie has worked on many of the top advertising campaigns, which have won industry awards at Cannes, One Show, One Show Interactive, D&AD, Yahoo! Purple Chair, ANDYs, Clios, Adweek’s Buzz Awards, and Effies. She is active in the advertising community as a member of Advertising Women of New York.