Partners+Napier Founder and New CEO Discuss the Agency's Evolution

After 15 years, they're putting more of a focus on media companies now

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Earlier this week, Partners+Napier named Courtney Cotrupe as its new chief executive, as Sharon Napier steps into a chair role after 15 years leading the agency she founded. Napier will also take on a global leadership role for parent company Project Worldwide. At the same time, Cotrupe hired Rob Kottkamp as the agency’s chief creative.

Adweek spoke with Napier and Cotrupe about the succession.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Adweek: Why was now the right time for this transition?

Sharon Napier: Timing is everything in life.



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