Topic: first mover

Why Detavio Samuels Left His Job to Start an Agency That Speaks to Black Consumers

A major moment for diverse stories

Specs Name Detavio Samuels Age 35 New gig President, Interactive One and One Solution/OneX Old gig President of GlobalHue Twitter @detavio Adweek: You've launched a branded content studio that targets black consumers. What is different about…

Maria Bartiromo Compares CNBC to Fox Biz, Discusses Moderating GOP Debates

'Roger Ailes offered me something that I couldn't pass up'

Specs Current gig Fox Business Network anchor and global markets editor; host of Mornings With Maria Previous gig CNBC anchor Twitter @MariaBartiromo Age 48 You moved to Fox two years ago from CNBC. How was…

Meet the Former Google Exec Responsible for Building Up PHD’s Technology Marketing

Ben Samuel is working to make the shop tech savvy

Specs Current gig Marketing technology director at PHD Previous gig Head of platform for agencies at Google Age 38 Twitter @ben_samuel77 Adweek: This is a new role for PHD. Can you tell us a bit…

Nate Silver: 'Trump Has More of a Chance Than Bernie' of Winning a Nomination

Stats wiz talks presidential hopefuls and the demise of Grantland

Specs Current gig Editor in chief, FiveThirtyEight, a Disney/ESPN property Previous gig EIC, FiveThirtyEight, a New York Times property Twitter @NateSilver538 Age 37 Adweek: What are the biggest differences between partnering with The New York Times…

It’s Long Past Time for Creative Agencies to Move Outside Their Comfort Zone

DDB N.Y. CEO says balance between earned and paid media has shifted

Specs Current gig President and CEO of DDB New York Previous gig CEO of DDB Group Australia Twitter @brownchrisd Age 41 Adweek: As an executive who spent much of your career in Australia and the…

How Can Discovery Make More Money? Its New COO Has Some Ideas

Paul Guyardo already has launched a game-changing platform

Specs Current gig Chief commercial officer, Discovery Communications Previous gig Evp and chief revenue and marketing officer, DirecTV Age 54 Adweek: You've been on the job for two months. What are your priorities? Paul…

Mullen Lowe Chairman Looks Back on His 40-Year Career

Joe Grimaldi led Boston shop onto global stage

Specs Current gig Chairman, Mullen Lowe Previous gig Chairman, CEO, Mullen Lowe Twitter @wizbolt Age 64 Adweek: After 40 years in advertising, and 33 years at Mullen, including 15-plus as its chief executive, you're retiring…

Good Storytelling Is the Secret to Happy Clients and Consumers, PMK-BNC CEO Says

Michael Nyman puts brands in the picture

Specs Current gig CEO, co-chairman at PMK-BNC Previous gig CEO, chairman and co-founder at BNC Twitter @Mnymanpmkbnc Age 51 Adweek: What's PMK-BNC's mission? Michael Nyman: We help our clients—whether they are major consumer brands, talent or…

Huffington Post’s 27-Year-Old COO Sees Its Global Expansion as an Opportunity for Advertisers

Reaching 200 million users around the world

Specs Current gig Chief operating officer, Huffington Post Previous gig General manager, international, Huffington Post Age 27 Adweek: What's your day-to-day look like? Koda Wang: The last thing I do every evening is decide…

How This Creative Agency Plans to Take Digital to the Next Level

Just don’t call it content, says David&Goliath's Mike Geiger

Specs Current gig Managing partner, chief digital officer at David&Goliath Previous gig President and chief integration officer at JWT North America Twitter @tastytruth Age 48 Adweek: You're responsible for building the agency's digital practice. How are…