MediaCom named Jon Gittings chief strategy officer for the Americas, a new role at the WPP media network.
The promotion reflects Gittings' efforts in MediaCom's recent new business sweep, contributions that also helped earn him recognition as an Adweek Media All-Star earlier this month. In 2014, some seven months after he joined the shop as a new-business strategy whiz, MediaCom prevailed in the A-B InBev review, earning the brewer's U.S. media planning and buying responsibilities. He's also lent a hand in successful bids for international assignments from Coca-Cola and Mars and in MediaCom's recent global consolidated win across Sony's electronics, mobile and Playstation product lines. During his tenure, Jon has directly contributed to $3 billion in new billings for the agency.
"Jon's expanded role is in clear recognition of the phenomenal contribution he has made to the network's success over the past two years," said Toby Jenner, MediaCom's worldwide COO. "His two decades of media experience, coupled with his relentless curiosity and desire to solve problems, makes him the ideal strategic partner for both current and prospective clients as we jointly navigate today's media landscape."
Gittings, previously MediaCom's global business development strategy officer, reports to Jenner and Matthew Mee, global chief strategy officer at the WPP-owned network.
Before joining MediaCom, Gittings was the global communications planning director at Omnicom Media Group, in charge of HP. He's also held various top strategic European roles at Omnicom's OMD media network and was a strategic planning director at Manning Gottlieb OMD.