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Topic: CEO

As Chick-fil-A Heads North, Can It Leave Its Political Baggage Behind?

Some potential ad partners still balk at CEO's gay-marriage stance

Chick-fil-A has long savored its reputation for delicious chicken sandwiches and strongly held traditional values.  But as the successful and growing fast-food chain's ambitions extend behind its Southern base, and as…

Women Now Hold Half of the Top Jobs at Havas Worldwide Chicago

Tatia Torrey named chief client officer

Decades after the Mad Men era, men still largely run ad agencies. But even if agencies can still feel like boys' clubs, recently women have been gaining a number of…

Ad of the Day: Panera Gets Into Lifestyle Branding With Manifesto About Healthy Living

Anomaly's first work on the account

New ads for Panera Bread lean into the food-as-lifestyle trend—and in that sense, play in the space of Chipotle and, to a lesser extent, Chobani. While Panera's ads, which break today,…

Here's Why Twitter's CEO Swap Could Be Just What Its Ad Business Needs

Adam Bain seen as likely candidate

The ad industry is looking for whatever clues it can get about the future of Twitter after CEO Dick Costolo handed temporary authority to co-founder Jack Dorsey today and the company begins its…

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Is Out as Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Takes Over

Struggling leader steps down

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo stepped down today from his leadership post at one of the Web's top companies, where his leadership has been under scrutiny for months. In a dramatic…

Mullen Will Merge With Lowe and Partners to Become Mullen Lowe Group

IPG names Alex Leikikh worldwide CEO of combined agency

Interpublic Group today merged global shop Lowe and Partners with domestic player Mullen to create Mullen Lowe Group. The new operation, which IPG said would be a "creatively-driven global agency network,"…

Cramer-Krasselt's New Head of New York Knows Both Big and Small Shops

Nancy Aresu succeeds Jeff Johnson

Cramer-Krasselt CEO Peter Krivkovich believes he has found an office leader with the right mix of scrappiness and big-agency know-how in Nancy Aresu. Aresu, the new general manager of Cramer-Krasselt in…

WPP's Martin Sorrell Says Netflix Needs Ads to Pay for Original Content

Asserts that subscriptions alone are not enough

Martin Sorrell is never shy when it comes to expressing his opinion about other businesses, and the WPP Group CEO was at it again today, questioning whether Netflix can consistently…

Gustavo Martinez Expands His Global Leadership Team at JWT

Lyle Tick leaves Bacardi to take business development role

JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez continues to build his senior management team, adding Lyle Tick as global chief growth officer, a new position at the WPP Group agency. Tick most recently was…

Matt Seiler Steps Down as Head of IPG Mediabrands

Global COO succeeds him as CEO

Interpublic Group has named a new head of its IPG Mediabrands division, which oversees media agencies such as Initiative and UM. Matt Seiler, the CEO since 2011, is stepping down, effective…

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