The Original Internet Adman

Long before digital advertising was a multibillion-dollar industry, Jonathan Nelson saw the future

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The advertising business has always been a place for self-invented characters. So was the Internet business in 1994, when I moved to San Francisco. That’s when I met Jonathan Nelson, now CEO of digital for Omnicom, a holding company that earned more than 18 percent of its revenue from digital in 2010.

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