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First Mover: Chris Weil 4A's chairman wants to take advertising from the procurement department to the boardroom

Specs Age 47 Day job Chairman, CEO, Momentum Worldwide New assignment Chairman, 4A’s(two-year term started in June) Why take on the chairman role at the 4A’s? Aren’t you busy enough? Well, I’m a huge believer…

September 17, 2012, 5:57 AM EDT

Editor's Letter: Finding Our Voice

For the last 11 months I’ve been on tour—a listening tour, that is. Stepping into the role of overseeing a brand that covers the controlled chaos that is the intersection of…

September 10, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

Droga5 Ups Bauer to Chief Strategy Officer Will oversee strategic planning across digital, brand planning and analytics groups

In an effort to swim insight further upstream in client talks and compete for new business on a larger global canvas, Droga5 has promoted Jonny Bauer, its head of strategy,…

September 3, 2012, 7:42 AM EDT

First Mover: Steve Williams PHD's New York chief likes data, but loves ideas, minding details and young talent

Specs Age 47 New gig President, PHD, New York Old gig CEO, OMD Group, U.K. How’s the new job so far? The opportunity to learn the U.S. market is a privilege. Lot to learn.…

September 3, 2012, 7:40 AM EDT

BBDO Creatives Dissect Breakthrough Spots Execs from New York, London and Mumbai highlight three examples

CANNES, France—In an effort to drill down to the essence of truly great creative, David Lubars, chairman and chief creative officer of BBDO North America, convened a panel of three…

June 21, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

Twitter's Costolo Touts Real-Time Connections Points to the immediacy and emotion of unfiltered media as new marketing model

CANNES, France—As social media and sharing continue to transform media, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Wednesday championed the revolutionary benefits that real-time planning can have on creative executions on- and…

June 20, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

First Mover: Tim Spengler MagnaGlobal's new chief is taking steps to meet his Olympic-size goals for the agency

Specs Age 47  New gig Worldwide CEO, MagnaGlobal Old gig President, North America, Initiative How has the transition from Initiative to Magna gone so far? It’s already begun. We’ve been working on business pitches and meeting with…

April 16, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

The Big Bang With Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday, our new lineup of special issues kicks off with the marketing-crazed world of pro sports

This Sunday, it’s extremely likely that the largest TV audience ever assembled will plunk down in front of their flat screens to watch Super Bowl XLVI—and the carnival of advertising…

January 30, 2012, 12:08 AM EST

It's the Creatives' Turn at Cannes Conference starting to get loud

The jam band's deep bass line made it impossible to do Web video interviews outside the Majestic Hotel. It's after 5 p.m. now and the creatives are restless and starting…

June 21, 2011, 11:41 AM EDT

Robert Redford on Cannes and Content Reflects on storytelling

In a nod to long-form creative, Robert Redford Tuesday received a rousing welcome from the packed hall after being welcomed by Yahoo’s Ross Levinsohn at the Content and Conversation Catalyst…

June 21, 2011, 7:08 AM EDT

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