Gustavo Martinez

Jeff Benjamin Exits His Big Job at JWT

The Jeff Benjamin era at JWT is over, just 2 1/2 years after it began.Benjamin, a top creative leader at Crispin Porter + Bogusky who ventured in the world of big agencies as JWT's North American chief creative officer, is leaving to start his own agency.

Matt Eastwood Becomes Global Creative Chief at JWT

For the first time since 2009, JWT will have a global creative chief.Matt Eastwood, chief creative officer of the New York office of DDB, has become worldwide CCO at JWT. He's expected to start in mid-July and will report to global CEO Gustavo Martinez.

Lindner Named McCann Worldgroup President

Luca Lindner has been promoted to president of McCann Worldgroup, a new role at the Interpublic company. The 53-year-old has been president for the Americas, Middle East and Africa since late 2012.

JWT’s Global CEO-in-Waiting Has a Big Task Ahead of Him

Gustavo Martinez will have nearly a year to establish himself at JWT as global president before he succeeds Bob Jeffrey as CEO in 2015. Given the scale of the top job—and the significant challenges before him—he’ll need all the time he can get.

Bob Jeffrey Says His Successor Is a ‘Real Internationalista’

Bob Jeffrey, JWT global CEO since January 2004, will hand off to Gustavo Martinez in 13 months, after a year of preparing him for the top job.

McCann’s Gustavo Martinez Takes Global Role at JWT

JWT has recruited McCann Worldgroup’s Gustavo Martinez to become global president and succeed Bob Jeffrey as CEO.Martinez, who was president of Europe and Asia at Worldgroup, will join JWT in February, according to the agency. In 2015, he’ll rise to global CEO as Jeffrey shifts to non-executive chairman.

Fast Chat: McCann Worldgroup’s Luca Lindner

Luca Lindner is in his first weeks of living in the U.S., having left sunny Sao Paulo for a recent spell of frigid New York winter as he digs into his expanded role as McCann Worldgroup’s president of Americas, Africa and Middle East.