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November 25, 2015 10:30 AM ET


Company Overview of GroupM Worldwide Inc.

Company Overview

GroupM Worldwide Inc. provides media investment management services in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It owns and operates media agencies. The company also offers integrated planning and buying services; content and brand partnerships, including sports entertainment and cause marketing; mobile, multicultural, and performance marketing services; advertisement operations; and analytics services. In addition, it provides marketing science, technology, and consulting services, such as fact-based business assessment and strategies; media investment management operations; strategy and tactics; and financial, business, and legal...

498 Seventh Avenue

7th Floor

New York, NY 10018

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for GroupM Worldwide Inc.

Chairman and Global Chief Executive Officer
Global President
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 54
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Data Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Analytics
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

GroupM Worldwide Inc. Key Developments

WPP's GroupM Announces Executive Changes

WPP's GroupM announced the appointment of Brian Lesser to Chief Executive Officer for business in the U.S. and Canada. Lesser was previously Global CEO at Xaxis. He succeeds Kelly Clark who will be transitioning to a new advisory role focused on strategic initiatives with clients and specialty businesses over the coming months. In concert with these changes, GroupM Global Chief Digital Officer, Rob Norman, adds the position of Chairman, North America to his responsibilities.

GroupM Names Axel Dumont as President of Groupm Québec

GroupM announced the appointment of Axel Dumont as President, GroupM Québec. In his new role, Dumont is responsible for all of GroupM’s business activities in Québec, including the work of agencies Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus; Xaxis, the world’s leading programmatic buying platform; and Catalyst, Canada’s number one search and social agency. He will ensure that all GroupM companies and their clients benefit from GroupM’s unrivaled scale and expertise in areas including trading, technology, programmatic, search and data analytics. He will be based in Montréal and reports to Kelly Clark, the GroupM North America CEO. He will work closely with the Canada CEOs of the various GroupM companies.

GroupM Names Neil Johnston as Chief Trading Officer for GroupM Canada

GroupM announced the appointment of Neil Johnston as Chief Trading Officer of GroupM Canada. Johnston will oversee the consolidated media buying operations across GroupM's media agencies in Canada, which include Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus. He will be responsible for leveraging GroupM's market-leading scale across all media channels to deliver competitive advantage to the agencies clients in areas including pricing, audience measurement, content partnerships and benchmarking. According to RECMA, GroupM commands nearly 30% of the Canadian media market. Johnston will be based in Toronto and will report to GroupM North America CEO Kelly Clark. A media trading veteran, Johnston was Head of Trading for GroupM Ireland for the past three years. Prior to that he held various trading leadership roles for OMD in the UK.

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