Arrivals & Departures: PHD names global ceo

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NEW YORK, Thursday: Omnicom Media Group has named Philippa Brown as ceo of PHD Worldwide. Brown, who joins PHD from her role as ceo of Omnicom Media Group UK, succeeds Mike Cooper, who was recently named group ceo of Omnicom Media Group APAC and EMEA.

“Philippa is a proven leader and a natural fit to lead PHD globally,” says OMG ceo Daryl Simm. “She has worked closely with Mike Cooper in the original positioning of PHD as a global network, and has been heavily involved in PHD’s international client successes.

“She has singular insight into PHD’s culture, the expectations that clients have of the agency, and the ongoing transformation required for success.”

Prior to joining OMG, Brown spent 10 years at IPC Media, rising to board director. Her previous experience also includes stints at full service DMB&B and BBH.

Brown said, “Over the past decade, PHD has become one of the most respected agency networks in the industry.


“Philippa has been a key player in every OMG UK milestone over the past decade.”

“Its growth, thought leadership and award-winning work is a testament to Mike Cooper’s leadership, and the combined contributions of our many talented people all around the world.

“My job – working with all the PHD offices and our clients – is to now build on the great success that has already been achieved.”

Brown’s appointment is effective July 1. She will be based in London, reporting to Daryl Simm.

About Omnicom Media Group
Omnicom Media Group (OMG) is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to over 5000 clients in more than 100 countries.

About PHD Worldwide
PHD Worldwide, an OMG agency, is known globally as an innovator in communications planning and buying across broadcast, print, digital, mobile, social and emerging media. With more than 6000 staff working in 100 offices worldwide, PHD one of the world’s fastest growing media and communication agency networks and was named Media Network of the Year 2018 by Cristal and Eurobest.


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