Kirsten Flanik

Kirsten is the Managing Director of BBDO New York.
In addition to her agency responsibilities, she oversees the Mars business (which includes the company's major chocolate, pet and food brands), the FedEx business and the agency's public service efforts in support of Autism Speaks.
Since joining BBDO in 2006, Kirsten has been named a "Woman to Watch" as well as one of the "100 Most Influential Women in Advertising" by Ad Age. She helped the agency win back Snickers and reinvigorate the brand behind the launch of the "You're Not You When You're Hungry" platform. The campaign has gone on to win multiple industry awards including Effies as well as one of the inaugural Cannes Lions for Effectiveness.
Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities, Kirsten serves on the board of Somerset Hills Learning Institute, one of the premier institutions for children with Autism, as well as being a member of Advertising Women of New York and BBDO's Women Leadership Council, a group dedicated to helping women succeed in the workplace.
Kirsten is a 1989 graduate of the University of Florida. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband, Barry, and their two children, Luke and Kate.