After 60 Years in Advertising, I Believe True Creativity Is More Powerful Than Ever

A good thing about getting old in this business is that you've actually lived through all the changes and survived the perennial predictions of ad agency extinction.

WPP Digital Leader Mark Read Takes the Reins of Wunderman

Daniel Morel is stepping down after more than 14 years as global CEO of Wunderman, giving way to Mark Read, a digital leader at parent company WPP Group who added chairman responsibilities at Wunderman last June.

Rapp Names a New Global CEO

Rapp is getting a new global CEO.Volkswagen Group's Alexei Orlov will assume the role in July, reporting to Dale Adams, Chairman and CEO of Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services, the holding company said today. Orlov most recently was as chief marketing officer for Volkswagen's China region. 

Alex Leikikh Succeeds Joe Grimaldi as Mullen’s CEO

Alex Leikikh’s ascent to the top of Mullen is complete.The executive who joined four years ago as director of account service and rose to president of the shop’s Boston headquarters in 2011 has become the third CEO in the agency’s 43-year history.

Goldsmith Will ‘Do’ and Teach

Not withstanding Woody Allen's quip about the divide between doing and teaching, Gary Goldsmith aims to do both.

Ogilvy Chairman Lazarus Steps Back

After 41 years at Ogilvy & Mather, Shelly Lazarus is calling it a day.Lazarus, who retained her chairman role after Miles Young became global CEO in January 2009, will now cede that title to Young as well. Effective July 1, she'll simply be known as chairman emeritus.