Nick Brien

iCrossing Is Aiming to Build Next-Generation Content With Data and Long-Game Branding

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

Meet 4 Agency Execs With British and European Roots That Are Based in N.Y.

‘If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere ...’

King Thomas’ Worldgroup Return Has a Familiar Ring to It

That didn’t take long. 

Nick Brien Out as McCann Worldgroup CEO [Updated]

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 Wins AOL Assignment

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 Hires North American President

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.

L’Oréal Burns Beauty Village

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.

It’s Not All About the Data

Is data crunching overwhelming intuition in the making of ads these days?

McCann Erickson’s Layoffs Affect 25-30 Staffers

Sources now estimate that 25 to 30 staffers lost their jobs in Thursday’s round of layoffs at McCann Erickson New York.

Mediabrands Ventures Chief Matt Freeman Named to Top Innovation Role at McCann Erickson

McCann Worldgroup chief executive Nick Brien has hired his global chief innovation officer. Matt Freeman, who joined Worldgroup parent Interpublic as the CEO of Mediabrands Ventures in January, 2010, is taking on the new role at McCann Erickson.