Chairman of Media and US Head of Media (Brand and Performance)
Doug Ray is Dentsu Aegis Network's (DAN) U.S. Chairman of Media with responsibility for its U.S. media agencies and platforms.
Doug was named Chairman after serving as DAN’s first President of Product and Innovation. In that role, he led the development and implementation of DAN’s product suite, including the integration of Merkle's M1 platform, which now underpins DAN's entire media organization.
Previously, Doug was CEO of Carat U.S. He led Carat’s transformational growth as the agency more than doubled its revenue by partnering with some of the world’s most iconic brands. Doug served as Carat's first Global President from 2012 to 2015, during which time Carat was named Campaign’s Global Network of the Year, Adweek’s Agency of the Year, MediaPost Agency of the Year and Advertising Age’s Agency A-List and was consistently ranked #1 within RECMA’s Qualitative Agency Assessment.
Doug has been honored as “Media Executive of the Year” by Adweek, “Media Maven” by Advertising Age, an “Internationalist Agency Innovator” and a “Legend & Leader”.