Concern Worldwide U.S. to Honor CEO of Omnicom Media Group North America with Humanitarian Award at its 16th Annual Seeds of

Concern Worldwide U.S. to Honor CEO of Omnicom Media Group North America with
          Humanitarian Award at its 16th Annual Seeds of Hope Dinner

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concern Worldwide U.S. will
recognize Mr. Page Thompson, CEO of Omnicom Media Group North America, at its
annual Seeds of Hope Dinner on December 4^th for his outstanding dedication to
improving the lives of the world's poorest people.

"We are delighted to have this opportunity to formally honor Mr. Thompson for
his unrelenting compassion and commitment to helping people impacted by war,
famine, natural disaster, and extreme poverty," said Siobhan Walsh, Executive
Director of Concern Worldwide U.S. "He continues to push us to be as effective
and efficient as possible, even in the world's toughest environments. There is
no doubt that Concern has successfully saved and transformed the lives of more
people because of Page's constant support and leadership."

Thompson most recently helped expand Concern's online presence by organizing a
volunteer effort with Omnicom Media Group agency, PHD, to develop, target, and
roll out a digital campaign that will run through the holidays in support of
the organization's Concern Gifts (, an online catalogue
of items that can be purchased in support of Concern's programs across the

A veteran of more than 30 years in the media agency business, Thompson has
been widely recognized in the industry and was named Media Director of the
Year, An Advertising Age Media Maven, and an Adweek Media Executive of the
Year. As CEO, Thompson oversees all Omnicom media and analytics resources for
the North America region. This includes media agencies OMD and OHD; digital
and data analytics at Annalect Group; Optimum Sports Media and Marketing;
search agency Resolution Media; and several other media specialty companies.
He has served on the board of Concern Worldwide U.S. for five years.

The Seeds of Hope Award recognizes the best and brightest business leaders,
innovators, and influencers who have demonstrated remarkable commitment to
championing humanitarian work. Past honorees include: Vice-Chair of Market
Development at KPMG, Rob Arning; Ambassador Richard Holbrooke; Carly Fiorina,
former Chairman and CEO of HP; Craig Barrett, Chairman of INTEL; Joe
Coppotelli of StructureTone; Joe Forehand, Accenture; James Press, Toyota; and
Anne Mulcahy, Xerox.

This year, the event will take place on Tuesday, December 4^th at The Hilton
Hotel at 1335 Avenue of the Americas (54^th Street) in New York City. Cocktail
reception begins at 6:00 pm with dinner and program following at 7 pm. All
money raised through the Seeds of Hope Dinner supports Concern Worldwide's
work to break the cycle of poverty and hunger in 25 of the world's poorest

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an international, non-governmental humanitarian
organization dedicated to reducing extreme poverty, with more than 3,200
personnel working in 25 of the world's poorest countries in Africa, Asia, and
the Caribbean. Concern Worldwide targets the root causes of extreme poverty
through programs in health, education, livelihoods and microfinance, HIV and
AIDS, and emergency response, directly reaching more than 8.5 million people.
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SOURCE Concern Worldwide US

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