WPP announced that current GroupM Interaction chief exec Rob Norman will take on the added role of chief exec at GroupM North America. According to Brand Republic, Norman will relieve the retiring Marc Goldstein of his North American duties on March 31. Once he assumes his new post, Norman will share management duties with Group M’s chief investment officer Rino Scanzoni.
Norman’s notable achievements within WPP’s media buying unit include creating the new media division at CIA in 1994, serving as chairman of Mediaedge:cia UK in 2003, building out the worldwide MEC offering a year later and eventually taking on the worldwide CEO post at GroupM Interaction in 2006.
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