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Topic: Nick Brien

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

Is there a shortage of high-level U.S. talent?

‘If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere ...’ The timeless lyrics sung by the Chairman of the Board hold a particular relevance to the agency world. Helming the…

King Thomas' Worldgroup Return Has a Familiar Ring to It

Another McCann veteran takes prominent role

That didn’t take long.  It has been just a month since McCann Worldgroup’s new CEO Harris Diamond replaced Nick Brien and Joyce King Thomas, McCann Erickson’s former New York creative chief,…

Nick Brien Out as McCann Worldgroup CEO [Updated]

Sources say agency revenue has declined by as much as 25%

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…

McCann Worldgroup Wins AOL Assignment

How to avoid conflict with Microsoft?

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…

McCann Hires North American President

Longtime SapientNitro exec Summy to take reins

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. Starting in November, Summy,…

L’Oréal Burns Beauty Village

Senior manager at cosmetic giant snuffs McCann Worldgroup’s joint L’Oréal, Maybelline project

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…

McCann Erickson's Layoffs Affect 25-30 Staffers

N.Y. office cut needed to pay for new hires

Sources now estimate that 25 to 30 staffers lost their jobs in Thursday’s round of layoffs at McCann Erickson New York. Such a cut represents a more than 5 percent reduction…

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

Ventures unit will be folded into Mediabrands

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…

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