IPG Mediabrands

The affable, 45-year-old Aussie, in his first year helming Mediabrands, handled the pressure cooker of the high-stakes Mediapalooza like a seasoned hand, producing some laudable results. The organization, which handles $37 billion in ad spend across 130 offices in 90 countries, picked up business from Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, McCormick and CVS. Universal McCann and

Sam Geer, Tobias Young, Chris Colter (UM Australia), Shannon O’Brien, Jane Kennedy-Good (Initiative), and Tim Collier (Society) were all named to B&T’s 30 under 30 Shortlist. The shortlist, which included 90 impressive up and comers, was announced on May 5th. B&T’s award ceremony will be held in Sydney on May 26th. View the Full List

The IPG Mediabrands division of Interpublic Group has promoted Chad Stoller to the newly created role of EVP, Global Innovation Director. Stoller has been with the IPG media network for five years, serving as managing partner of its Media Lab, helping it develop from a Los Angeles-based research unit into a crucial part of the

As Japan’s well-entrenched traditional media industry is disrupted by changing consumer behaviour, companies with legacy ties are being left increasingly exposed, suggests Anthony Plant in this guest article. On the other side of this sophisticated and technologically-advanced consumer culture is the highly entrenched legacy media structure (TV, print and radio) holding back the advertising and

Danny Bass’ defection from GroupM to lead IPG Mediabrands caused big waves a year ago. He’s kept quiet and had his head down for the first six months in the job, but now he talks to Rosie Baker about the future for the group. When AdNews broke the news last year that Danny Bass was

Jason Carter, chief digital officer at IPG Mediabrands EMEA, explains why he believes the UK would become less attractive to media and marketing businesses outside the European Union. Google’s auto complete tool is pretty insightful. Type ‘pros and cons’ into your search box and the first suggestion you’ll get is ‘pros and cons of Brexit’

In April 1 2015, a one-time Australian accounting graduate walked into the foyer of a New York high-rise, caught the lift up to the ninth floor and sat down in one of the best offices in Manhattan’s advertising precinct. It was no April Fool’s Day joke; 45-year-old Henry Tajer had been appointed global chief executive

Initiative Media, UM MENA, and J3 MENA, collectively picked up 11 awards including two gold’s. Best Entertainment Platform Sing for Abdo (Silver) Dubai Media Incorporated by Initiative Media Middle East Best Communications Strategy Johnson’s Baby Bath Time Song (Silver) Johnson’s Baby by J3 MENA Best Engagement Strategy Fanta Gaming Masters (Gold) Fanta by UM MENA

UM, Initiative and Ensemble teams, together with diversified services of Rally and Ingenuity, shined at the Festival of Media event in Singapore, clinching nine awards, including the coveted Campaign of the Year: How We Used Programmatic to Develop Content and Reach Millennials to Get Them Fired Up for KFC’s Hot and Cheezy Burger. In all,