Lindsay Pattison, CEO of Maxus in the U.K., is the new global chief of the WPP Group shop. Pattison replaces Vikram Sakhuja, who will remain in an undisclosed position within GroupM, the WPP division that oversees the company's media agencies. The London-based Pattison will divide her time between the U.K. and New York.
That was fast. Eleven months after taking the reins of Arnold as CEO and 15 months after he joined the agency as global president, Robert LePlae is out.
Bob Jeffrey, JWT global CEO since January 2004, will hand off to Gustavo Martinez in 13 months, after a year of preparing him for the top job.
JWT has recruited McCann Worldgroup’s Gustavo Martinez to become global president and succeed Bob Jeffrey as CEO. Martinez, who was president of Europe and Asia at Worldgroup, will join JWT in February, according to the agency. In 2015, he’ll rise to global CEO as Jeffrey shifts to non-executive chairman.
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.
Since Andy Berlin left Berlin Cameron United in 2008, co-founder Ewen Cameron has needed another bona fide business partner.
Whether opening a new overseas office, meeting with CMOs or pitching an account, Arnold global CEO Andrew Benett shifts gears and multitasks with ease, often at a relentless pace. Even in casual conversation, he’s intense, focused. “Every word is purposeful,” said Con Williamson, a former colleague and chief creative officer at Saatchi & Saatchi New York.