Before Nov. 8, the big advertising holding companies faced a straightforward, slow-growth future. The business would continue to evolve, and the agencies would continue to adapt by expanding their capabilities, especially in digital media. But the election cast a blanket of doubt on the prospects for the major players.
Campbell Ewald executive creative director Jo Shoesmith will become the agency's chief creative officer following the departure of her predecessor, Mark Simon, who is retiring after 16 years at the agency.
Financial client USAA has chosen IPG's MullenLowe as its new agency of record just over two months after
Jeremy Perrott insists that medical and pharmaceutical creative work can be just as sexy as any other form of advertising—perhaps even more so. And if anyone would know, it's Perrott.
In today's fourth-quarter earnings call, IPG CEO Michael Roth offered a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2016 after a 2015 in which the holding company beat its own expectations for organic growth across its agency network.
When it recently came to light that agency Campbell Ewald had for several months quietly tolerated a racist email sent by a creative director, the response from parent company IPG was a swift executive decapitation.
In a two-sentence news release this morning, Interpublic Group announced it has terminated Campbell Ewald CEO Jim Palmer and handed leadership to agency president Kevin Wertz.
Before Nate Sutter worked in advertising, he was a professional yo-yo-er. Sponsored by Duncan Yo-Yo, he traveled the country performing tricks at toy stores, children's hospitals and schools. He then spent a year and a half apprenticing as a body-piercing artist, and after that worked as a bartender in New Orleans' Bywater neighborhood.
Net income at Interpublic Group grew significantly in both the second quarter and first half of the year, amid modest revenue growth.
Specs Current gig Chief content officer, DigitasLBi Previous gig Chief content officer at Interpublic Group's UM, head of UM Studios Age 47