Digital agency iCrossing today announced the hiring of its first chief content officer, Kayvan Salmanpour, whose career has included executive stops at Novel and NewsCred. Salmanpour plans to combine data with proven branding tactics to
Despite an increasingly tense relationship with parent company Interpublic, McCann Worldgroup chief Nick Brien was surprised and angry when he was told yesterday that his tenure was ending immediately, sources said. Brien, who is said to not have another job lined up, has left Worldgroup offices and could not be reached. The buyout of his contract is $4.2 million.
McCann Worldgroup has won a project from AOL although it’s unclear how the business will be managed to avoid conflict issues with Microsoft at twofifteenmccann, sources said. “It’s a hot potato at the moment,” said one source. “Can they take it? Where should they put it? Is it going to create a problem?”
McCann Erickson has hired digital exec Hank Summy as North American president, filling the vacancy left by former president Robert LePlae's mid-September exit, the agency announced Friday.
Less than two months after it trumpeted the creation of Beauty Village, a stand-alone unit to handle L’Oréal and its Maybelline brand, as an “innovative, collaborative model,” McCann Worldgroup is scrapping the project.
Sources now estimate that 25 to 30 staffers lost their jobs in Thursday’s round of layoffs at McCann Erickson New York.