Henry leads IPG Mediabrands, the media and marketing group containing UM, Initiative, BPN and specialized agencies in over 130 countries, managing $37 billion in global media billings. He is focused on having dynamic talent in the right roles supported with the tools, resources and leadership needed to create effective solutions for clients that deliver true business results. In 2015, Henry was inducted into the Australian Media Federation “Hall of Fame”.
Philippe partners with Henry to continue to deliver, further scale and advance IPG Mediabrands’ media offering and collaboration across the IPG network. In addition to this role, Philippe is EVP, Chief Strategy & Talent Officer for Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), overseeing talent management, training & development, diversity & inclusion and compensation benefits. In 1999, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Hall of Achievement”.
Jeff manages over $37 billion in global media on behalf of IPG Mediabrands’ clients. He also oversees the client finance, accounting, technology, legal & compliance teams globally. Jeff has spearheaded a number of strategic acquisitions including Media Experts, one of Canada’s premiere media agencies, CUBOCC, one of Brazil’s leading digital creative shops, and Interactive Avenues, India’s largest independent full-service digital agency, among others. In 2012, Jeff was the first CFO to be named a “Media All-Star” by AdWeek.
Alastair believes that the perfect working environment is one that offers satisfying employee challenges and also fosters effective leadership development and teamwork and collaboration. He oversees a network of HR professionals focused on learning & development, talent management, employee relations and diversity initiatives. Alastair has been profiled in many talent publications including Human Resources and Profile Magazine.
Jim understands what needs to be done to get results for our network and clients. He’s held a variety of roles within UM, Initiative and most recently served as CEO IPG Mediabrands G-14 and President, Global Clients, where he held responsibility for brands headquartered outside of the US, including AB InBev, Unilever and BMW. Jim is a graduate of Wharton Business School, a proud Trustee of Comic Relief, the Chairman of Logan Sports, a member of the Commercial Committee at BAFTA.
John focuses on the most important aspects of our network’s future – product innovation, creative and commercial success. He works closely with senior leadership to ensure that the right talent, tools and business are in place to continue to deliver surprise and effective work for clients. In 2012, John was the inaugural inductee into the Australian Media Federation “Hall of Fame” and was also named “Marketer of the Year” by The Australian Marketing Institute.
Arun continues to lead the industry in transforming the digital landscape, leveraging data and analytics to give both IPG Mediabrands and the Interpublic Group an edge over our competitors. To sustain our success in the space, and push the boundaries across our capabilities, Arun was appointed IPG Mediabrands’ first-ever Chief Data & Marketing Technology Officer in March 2017, overseeing Mediabrands Insights and technologies divisions. Additionally, Arun operates as Cadreon’s Global President, pushing data-drive marketing culture via the ad tech agency’s suite of proprietary tools and platforms.
Caroline has over 25 years of global client leadership and business experience across multiple verticals, spanning all marketing communications. Focusing primarily on client relations, Caroline provides strategic leadership to create communication solutions that will ultimately foster business growth. Her business acumen will help build upon the entrepreneurial, empowered and dynamic culture of IPG Mediabrands EMEA as clients’ businesses and the greater advertising industry continues to transform
Leigh is a highly-regarded media innovator whose career has spanned Europe and the Pacific. A digital innovator at the forefront of the media industry, Leigh understands the significant impact technological advancement has on both the consumer and industry at large and harnesses that information in order to build best-in-class solutions for clients across the region.
Andrea represents a new generation of professionals, leading the advertising, marketing and media industry around the world. She has been a leader in the development of media culture innovation and as a result, the agencies under her leadership have been awarded more than 40 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In 2012, Andrea was given the “Agency Innovator Award” by The Internationalist magazine.
Chris drives growth and creativity across our network. To do so, he partners with the North American and global leadership teams to operationalize key initiatives, including the network’s broader automation goals, and ensures maximum efficiency through continued innovation and shared best practices. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, before completing his MBA from UCLA.
Thea exercises her 25 years’ experience in law serving as General Counsel of our network. Before joining IPG Mediabrands, she was Associate General Counsel at Coach Inc. and prior to that was General Counsel of The Columbia House Company. Thea received her J.D. at New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She graduated cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chad Stoller serves as Executive Vice President, Global Innovation Director, IPG Mediabrands. In this role, he is responsible for prospecting and integrating both new and emerging technologies to deliver best-in-class solutions and products across the network and to clients. Chad also identifies new layers of revenue generation for IPG Mediabrands, clients and partners.
Daryl creates moments that matter and drive results for UM’s clients including: Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, The Hershey Company, Johnson & Johnson and Sony. Through best-in-class talent, tools and partnerships UM consistently delivers Better Science, Better Art and Better Outcomes. In 2016, UM was named “Global Agency of the Year” by AdWeek and “Agency of the Year” by Advertising Age, two of the industry’s premier publications. Daryl was also named a “Media Maven” by Advertising Age in 2015.
Mat focuses on creating compelling and dynamic campaigns on behalf of Initiatives clients. In September 2015, Mat was named Global Chief Strategy and Creative Officer, IPG Mediabrands. In this role, he led the global launch of the network’s “Dynamic By Design” positioning, brand redesign and helped launch the D100, a ranking of the world’s top 100 dynamic brands. Mat has been part of the leadership team at IPG Mediabrands since 2010.
As UM’s U.S. CEO, Kasha is responsible for driving best practices and growth across all U.S. offices. She was the key architect of UM’s Business Analytics Engine (BAE), originally created exclusively for Johnson & Johnson, now scaled globally across a number of UM clients. Under Kasha’s management, UM’s client list has grown to include Coca-Cola, CVS Health, H&M, Hulu, McCormick, Fitbit, GoPro and MINI. A member of the Ad Council Board of Directors, Kasha has been named to the Adweek 50, inducted into the Legends & Leaders Class of 2016 and honored by the Advertising Women of New York with both Impact and Working Mother of the Year Awards.
Amy has been a part of the IPG network for an impressive 20 years. Her experience allows her to leverage a keen understanding of media’s synergies across different channels—including digital, TV, print, social and emerging media—to create holistic solutions for clients. Prior to joining Initiative as the first-ever U.S. CEO, she was President at BPN, an IPG Mediabrands’ agency. Before that she was President of ID Media based in New York, and previously Amy spent 13 years in Los Angeles leading ID Media’s West Coast operations. She began her career at IPG agency Draft, now FCB.
Travis leverages proprietary technologies and patents to grow Ansible’s core products and offerings globally. In 2016, he led the acquisition of Mubaloo, UK’s leading enterprise mobile consultancy and app developer. Prior to this role, he ran our mobile operation in Australia, leading it to become the most awarded mobile agency in 2015 – winning 40 awards, including two Global Mobile Awards (Most Innovative App, and Best Mobile Marketing).
Jeff combines his pharmaceutical and marketing expertise to bring innovative media strategies and tools to the healthcare industry. He is moving healthcare media buying towards the incorporation of psychological and behavioral data to improve targeting and engagement – something that has been elusive in this highly regulated industry – in order to go beyond the “what, when, where and how” people engage… and understand “why” people engage the way they do.
Deidre Smalls-Landau has been at the forefront of understanding audiences for several years. As Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Identity, Deidre is responsible for delivering cross-cultural insights, forging long-term strategic partnerships and driving growth. Deidre’s diverse media and advertising experiences span across the Automotive, Entertainment and CPG industries.
Innately driven to push boundaries and challenge the status quo, David heads MAGNA’s North America business driving investment, intelligence and innovation in his role as President. David has helped to set the vision and remit for MAGNA, which is to use best-in-class marketplace and audience intelligence to decision more quickly and execute with greater precision, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Rob Bernstein is the Managing Director of Mediabrands Society, bringing to the team more than two decades of experience in both digital marketing and journalism. Rob helps brands discover and express their unique editorial voice in the digital age, and currently works with such global clients as Coca-Cola, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, The Hershey Company, Charles Schwab, Sony, Merck, and the Federal Drug Administration.
Brian brings a unique investment management focus to Orion, the global media agency that provides effective financial savings and asset optimization solutions to its clients. This has enabled the companies he oversees to find alternative ways for today’s advertiser to effectively market their products while conserving and effectively investing their marketing capital. In 2010, Brian was named a “Media Maven” by Advertising Age.
Mike understands that out-of-home (OOH) is more than a billboard or a bus shelter, but an opportunity to connect and communicate with consumers on a more personal level in areas where they live, work and play. To do this, Rapport employs management tools that allows its global network to plan and buy audiences – not panels and optimize delivery through platforms to streamline the agency workflow. In 2014, Mike led IPG’s investment in ADstruc, a best-in-class platform to automate the buying and planning process.
Tim brings a masterful knowledge of the digital industry, having spent nearly 20 years perfecting his craft. A true entrepreneur, Tim established metapeople Group in 1999, correctly predicting the profound impact digital would have on our industry years before his peers. After selling metapeople Group to Netbooster Group in 2011, Tim assumed the role of CEO Netbooster Group, overseeing more than 500 employees around the world.