Fitch’s CEO Takes Top Job at Landor Associates

Landor Associates has found a new global CEO within the WPP Group family.The branding consultancy today named Lois Jacobs to the role, effective next month. For the past four years, Jacobs has been CEO of Fitch, another WPP branding consultancy. At Landor, she succeeds Mary Zalla, who has been chief executive since January 2012.

Another Stock Rating Upgrade for Interpublic

Two down, one to go.Moody’s Investors Service today upgraded Interpublic Group’s stock into investment grade status—eight months after Fitch Ratings did the same. In each case, Interpublic escaped junk bond territory.