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OMD Named Best Performing Global Media Network

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --In the latest edition of the highly regarded Network Diagnostics report from RECMA (Research Company Evaluating the Media Agency Industry), Omnicom Media Group agency OMD Worldwide has been named the best performing global media network overall, with the best score in "structure" which looks at the resources of the agency in digitalized and diversified service and client portfolio.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --In the latest edition of the highly regarded Network Diagnostics report from RECMA (Research Company Evaluating the Media Agency Industry), Omnicom Media Group agency OMD Worldwide has been named the best performing global media network overall, with the best score in "structure" which looks at the resources of the agency in digitalized and diversified service and client portfolio.
  • The report evaluates media agencies' strengths and weaknesses across 19 criteria, spanning 700 media agencies in 47 countries.
  • Retaining its top position from the March 2021 report , OMD widened its lead over its closest competitor with a total score of 2,192 points, 360 points higher than the second ranked network.
  • A breakdown of the global ranking shows OMD owning the number one positions in North America, EMEA and Central East Europe regions, powered by top ranked countries including Australia, Russia and USA.

OMD Named Best Performing Global Media Network

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest edition of the highly regarded Network Diagnostics report from RECMA (Research Company Evaluating the Media Agency Industry), Omnicom Media Group agency OMD Worldwide has been named the best performing global media network overall, with the best score in "structure" which looks at the resources of the agency in digitalized and diversified service and client portfolio. 

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --In the latest edition of the highly regarded Network Diagnostics report from RECMA (Research Company Evaluating the Media Agency Industry), Omnicom Media Group agency OMD Worldwide has been named the best performing global media network overall, with the best score in "structure" which looks at the resources of the agency in digitalized and diversified service and client portfolio.
  • The report evaluates media agencies' strengths and weaknesses across 19 criteria, spanning 700 media agencies in 47 countries.
  • Retaining its top position from the March 2021 report , OMD widened its lead over its closest competitor with a total score of 2,192 points, 360 points higher than the second ranked network.
  • A breakdown of the global ranking shows OMD owning the number one positions in North America, EMEA and Central East Europe regions, powered by top ranked countries including Australia, Russia and USA.

McAfee Selects Weber Shandwick as Global Consumer Communications Agency of Record

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:22am

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global communications and marketing solutions agencies, has been selected to lead global consumer communications for leading online protection provider McAfee.

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  • TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global communications and marketing solutions agencies, has been selected to lead global consumer communications for leading online protection provider McAfee.
  • As it redefines its focus to a consumer brand, the firm will partner with Weber Shandwick to create and execute a global consumer communications strategy that reflects the brand's security focus on people, not just devices.
  • Based out of the Toronto office, Weber Shandwick will work with McAfee's global consumer marketing team led by Bitterli in a truly global fashion with an agency team spanning countries across Europe, APAC, LATAM, the United States and Canada.
  • Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generationsolutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world.

Amid the Great Resignation, Perks and Pay Are No Longer Enough

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:01pm

"Given our collective new 'workplace normal', we set out to assess the key drivers of employee satisfaction,retentionand advocacy amid today's unprecedented war for talent.

Key Points: 
  • "Given our collective new 'workplace normal', we set out to assess the key drivers of employee satisfaction,retentionand advocacy amid today's unprecedented war for talent.
  • However, often the missing link in building a loyal and thriving workforce is empowering people to do work that enriches their lives.
  • This is the moment for companies to re-imagine their employee experience for a much different employee-employer relationship in the future," Bullinger said.
  • Getting a "fair deal" at and from work is more than pay equity and job security.

Spikes Asia Awards 2022 Announces the Integration of the Tangrams Awards and Launch of the Strategy & Effectiveness Spike

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 4:33am

- Three new awards added: Strategy & Effectiveness Spike, Creative Data Spike, and Social & Influencer Spike.

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  • - Three new awards added: Strategy & Effectiveness Spike, Creative Data Spike, and Social & Influencer Spike.
  • The winners of the Spikes Asia Awards will be announced in March 2022 along with the return of Spikes Asia x Campaign Asia: The Experience.
  • Responding to the growing correlation of creativity and effectiveness, the programme has gradually aligned with Spikes in recent years, with 2022 seeing the full integration of the Tangrams Awards categories into the Spikes Asia Awards.
  • For queries on Spikes Asia Awards, please send an email to awards@spikes.asia
    For queries on the Young Spikes Competitions and Spikes Asia Academy, please email: RyhnL@spikes.asia

T. Rowe Price Names Theresa McLaughlin As Head Of Global Marketing

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

BALTIMORE, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ-GS: TROW) announced today that Theresa McLaughlin, a recognized marketing leader with more than 25 years of financial industry experience, will join the firm on October 25, 2021, as head of Global Marketing.

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  • BALTIMORE, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ-GS: TROW) announced today that Theresa McLaughlin, a recognized marketing leader with more than 25 years of financial industry experience, will join the firm on October 25, 2021, as head of Global Marketing.
  • McLaughlin will closely align with the firm's segment marketing teams and chair the firm's Marketing Leadership Team, a senior governance forum composed of marketing leaders across global business lines.
  • Previously, McLaughlin was global chief marketing, customer experience, and corporate citizenship officer for TD Bank Group and chief marketing officer at Citizens Financial Group.
  • McLaughlin will be based at the firm's corporate headquarters in Baltimore and report to Robert Higginbotham, head of Global Distribution.

Stagwell (STGW) Celebrates Winning Agencies at 2021 Effie U.S. Awards

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:02pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: STGW) Stagwell announced today that several of its network agencies received recognition at the 2021 Effie U.S. Summit and Awards for exceptional work in producing some of the year's most effective marketing efforts on behalf of top brands such as Match Group, Diageo, and Peacock.

Key Points: 
  • Breakthrough digital experiences and omnichannel campaigns from 72andSunny, Anomaly, Assembly and Doner lead 2021 roster recognized as most effective in marketing
    NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --(NASDAQ: STGW) Stagwell announced today that several of its network agencies received recognition at the 2021 Effie U.S.
  • Winning agencies include 72andSunny , Anomaly , Assembly and Doner with client partners Tinder/Match Group, Crown Royal/Diageo, Allegheny Health Network, and more.
  • "A simple equation powers results at Stagwell: creative + connected = effective," said Mark Penn, Chairman and CEO, Stagwell.
  • To date, Stagwell agencies have collectively earned over 130 Effie Awards.

Newly Relaunched Full-Service Media Agency iProspect Taps Danielle Gonzales as its First North America CEO

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:00pm

iProspect, a dentsu company, announced today it has appointed Danielle Gonzales as its first North America CEO.

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  • iProspect, a dentsu company, announced today it has appointed Danielle Gonzales as its first North America CEO.
  • Danielle joins iProspect from Publicis Groupe, where she was recently elevated to President and Chief Client Officer of Publicis Media North America.
  • In her new role, Danielle will report to Doug Rozen, CEO, dentsu Media Americas and also Amanda Morrissey, Global President, iProspect.
  • The iProspect team works across a network of more than 8,000 media and performance specialists spread across 93 global markets.

Lion Announces Singapore Trading License, Expanding Southeast Asia Presence

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:00pm

Ltd. ("Lion Singapore") has been granted a Capital Markets Service License ("CMS License") from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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  • Ltd. ("Lion Singapore") has been granted a Capital Markets Service License ("CMS License") from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
  • "We are pleased to establish Lion into Singapore and expand our regional Asia presence," said Mr. Chunning (Wilson) Wang, CEO of Lion.
  • "As part of our strategic expansion plan, this milestone allows us to explore new business opportunities across Southeast Asia.
  • With the initiation of Lion Singapore, the group now has licenses in Hong Kong, Singapore, Cayman Islands and Dubai.

McCann Worldgroup Names Alex Lopez President & Global Chief Creative Officer

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Worldgroup today announced that Alex Lopez will join the network as President & Global Chief Creative Officer. Lopez arrives from Nike, where he held several global leadership posts, including Vice President, Global Marketing, Men's Creative Director at Nike and Co-Founder and Global Head Of Studio at Waffle Iron Entertainment.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Worldgroup today announced that Alex Lopez will join the network as President & Global Chief Creative Officer.
  • Lopez arrives from Nike, where he held several global leadership posts, includingVice President, Global Marketing, Men's Creative Director at Nike and Co-Founder and Global Head Of Studio at Waffle Iron Entertainment.
  • "Bringing Alex on board allows us to redefine the role of global chief creative officer and sets us on a path to help our network, and our clients, plan an even greater creative future for their brands and businesses.
  • Lopez is one of the most accomplished and awarded brand marketers and creative storytellers in the world of consumer marketing.