Daryl Lee

UM Reorganizes Its North American Network After Big Wins in the ‘Year of the Pitch’

IPG's UM was named Adweek's 2015 Media Agency of the Year in February after winning J&J, Coca-Cola, CVS, BMW (in Japan) and McCormick in the spate of reviews known colloquially as "Mediapalooza" or "The Yea

These 12 Media Agency Execs Set the Bar for Smart, Innovative Work in 2016

Synopsizing the diverse talents of Adweek's Media All-Stars—an annual celebration of the best minds in the media agency world—gets a little harder every year. And not because it's hard to […]

Thriving in a High-Stakes Review Frenzy, UM Is Adweek’s Global Media Agency of the Year

UM's win of Johnson & Johnson's global media business last October awed even the marketer's global CMO Alison Lewis. Not a bad outcome for a self-described "underdog" going up against larger network competitors. 

Why Is 2015 the Year of the Media Review? We Asked UM, One of Pitchfest’s Big Winners

This year has seen a rare confluence of events in the ad industry as a significant number of the world's largest brands launched media agency reviews over a period of less than six months.

UM Gets a New U.S. President

UM has a new head of U.S. operations.Insider Kasha Cacy today succeeds Sarah Personette as U.S. president, as Personette exits following maternity leave to become the head of global business marketing at Facebook. 

Suzanne Powers Takes Top Strategy Job at McCann

Suzanne Powers, global strategy officer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, is moving to McCann Erickson as evp, chief strategy officer. She succeeds Daryl Lee who in February was named global CEO of UM, McCann Worldgroup’s global media agency partner.

Mediabrands, UM, Initiative Reorganize Management

Interpublic confirmed a reorganization among the ranks of senior management at its Mediabrands unit: UM global CEO Jacki Kelley, has been named North America CEO, president of global clients at Mediabrands while Initiative global chief Jim Hytner takes on the CEO role for G-14 region.

What If a Brand Could Lead America?

If you could pick a brand to lead the country, which one would it be?This hypothetical question was part of an online poll about politics that a unit of McCann Erickson recently conducted among 1,000 U.S. residents. Top responses included Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Walmart.