New IPG Mediabrands CEO Henry Tajer is beginning to make his presence felt.
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.
In its migration to the U.S., British headhunter Grace Blue enters a crowded marketplace that includes industry-specific firms and conglomerates with marketing practices like Korn/Ferry.
Who has shaped you most as a leader? Don Keough. He was [known for using] the expression, “The world belongs to the discontented.” He influenced me a lot. I was a junior [executive] at Coke. But the way he led the company was that he loved Coke, and he loved the brands. With all his brilliance, he had this passion for his own company.
In two weeks, Jim Hytner starts as worldwide CEO of Initiative, replacing Richard Beaven, who held the job for four years. Unlike Beaven, Hytner will be based in the U.K., where, as regional president of fellow IPG shop UM, he most recently oversaw work in 14 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.