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

If the acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Charter Communications becomes reality, the resulting entity’s customer base–when added to that of Cablevision, DirecTV and DISH Network–will represent “beyond critical mass” for addressable television advertising, according to a top programmatic ad executive. Until then, supply and demand realities surrounding addressable ad inventory will impact its continued

To say that Eileen Kiernan took over J3 at a turbulent time would easily be considered an understatement. Taking the reins of UM’s dedicated media unit for Johnson & Johnson in January of last year, Kiernan immediately faced an uphill battle. Seven months earlier, J&J took its $1 billion North American buying account to another

A casual conversation with Adweek’s Media All-Stars Executive of the Year, UM global CEO Daryl Lee, reveals the quick intellect and worldliness one expects from an agency chief as he contemplates a client’s business problem. Less obvious may be his grassroots people skills—the personality insights that someone might not even recognize in themselves. Take UM’s

Initiative Australia has announced the appointment of Marcelle Gomez as managing director of Initiative Sydney. Gomez is currently national chief implementation and investment officer of Initiative Australia and her new appointment is effective immediately. Says Lee Leggett, CEO, Initiative Australia: “The most important part of my job is talent. And the most rewarding part of

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

UM Hong Kong has been shortlisted in four categories as part of Marketing Magazine’s “Agency of the Year” Awards. Categories include Best Agency Culture, Fastest Growing Agency of the Year, Integrated Marketing Agency of the Year and Social Media Agency of the Year. View the Finalists

Magna Global Bets on Digital Video

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When investing in digital, media agencies have generally protected TV budgets at the expense of print, but falling linear TV ratings have led Magna Global to shift $250m from television to YouTube. “In the past, we weren’t taking a bite out of linear budgets for a number of reasons,” said David Cohen, US president of