Jesse Soleil Joins Porter Novelli As Senior Vice President, Digital

     Jesse Soleil Joins Porter Novelli As Senior Vice President, Digital

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Global public relations leader Porter
Novelli announced today that Jesse Soleil has joined the New York office as
senior vice president, digital. In his role he will be responsible for
designing cross-platform digital experiences for clients across all practices.

"Jesse brings an impressive mix of strategic consulting, business building,
marketing and Web development to Porter Novelli," said Darlan Monterisi,
executive vice president, managing director of Porter Novelli's New York
office, and to whom Soleil will report. "He has a deep understanding of how
to reach consumers in ways that are creative and compelling, and establish
bonds that result in relationships greater than brands would even expect." 

For the past four years, Soleil was CEO of Massiverse LLC, a boutique media
entertainment company, which he founded to create cross-platform entertainment
for kids. With Massiverse, Soleil created new original and intellectual
properties, including Dragons Vs Robots, as well as new technology, marketing
and business models integrating social media, games, toys, traditional media
(TV), Webisodes, publishing, mobile apps and a Near Field Communication
platform.

Before that, he spent nearly eight years with Scholastic, Inc., most recently
as vice president, Emerging Media and Technology. In that role, he managed and
led the eScholastic division of the company, driving business and marketing
strategy, architecture, project management, design, iterative development,
quality assurance and eCommerce. He also acted as a senior executive digital
strategist for Scholastic, consulting for all internal and external facing
businesses and distribution channels.

Earlier in his career, he held technology program management positions with
Computer Sciences Corporation, Nortel Networks and Protomedia Design.

"The future of technology, indeed the future of marketing communications, is
dependent upon a seamless integration of digital and real-world experiences
that inspire audiences and prompt them to take action," said Soleil. "Porter
Novelli truly understands this imperative, and I am delighted to join such a
forward-looking team."

Soleil earned a B.S. in computer science from California State University –
Sacramento.

About Porter Novelli

Porter Novelli is one of the world's leading public relations agencies. With
90 offices in nearly 60 countries, Porter Novelli delivers best-in-class
service to clients around the globe. As the agency that pioneered social
marketing, Porter Novelli's heritage is grounded in influence – motivating
people to change deeply ingrained behaviors that are rooted in cultural and
social norms. This is achieved by identifying and activating against key
insights that drive transformational change-- going beyond just "solving a
problem." The result is greater than just influencing people – Porter Novelli
makes them believe.

For additional information, please visit www.porternovelli.com. Porter Novelli
is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:
OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of
marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which
operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving
international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and
corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous
specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying,
digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public
relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in
more than 100 countries.

Contact:
Catherine Sullivan
Catherine.Sullivan@porternovelli.com
212-601-8315



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