NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA Worldwide CEO, Jean-Marie Dru,
today announced a number of senior management promotions:
Tom Carroll, currently Vice-Chairman, will be promoted to the position
of President. In his new role, Carroll will retain his global client
responsibilities, and will also work closely with Dru and Jonathan Ramsden,
Chief Financial Officer, on the worldwide management of the network.
In connection with this change, Robert LePlae's responsibilities as
President - North America will expand to include all operations in the
region that had previously reported to Carroll.
Keith Smith, currently Regional President for Asia/Pacific, will be
promoted to the new position of President - International, in which role he
will oversee the network's Europe, Asia/Pacific and Africa/Middle East
operations. Smith will continue to be based in Hong Kong.
Jeremy Pagden, currently President & CEO of TEQUILA\ Worldwide, becomes
President-Marketing Services responsible for specialized companies such as
Integer, TEQUILA\, and Agency.com.
"These promotions put in place a very solid management organization for
the future of TBWA, and give us the opportunity to recognize individuals
who have played key roles in TBWA's success in the past few years," said
Lee Clow, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer added, "Jean-Marie has
identified the strongest and most passionate group of leaders around the
world. I believe, under their leadership, TBWA is perfectly positioned to
continue to build upon the outstanding success we have had as a network."
TBWA Worldwide (www.tbwa.com) creates disruptive ideas for global
clients, including Absolut, adidas, Apple, Beiersdorf, Henkel, Masterfoods,
McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan, Samsonite and Sony PlayStation. TBWA is the
most-awarded agency network in the world (The Gunn Report, 2005) and is one
of the fastest growing top-ten global agency networks. TBWA has 258 offices
in 75 countries, and approximately 9,700 employees worldwide.
TBWA Worldwide is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC)
(www.omnicomgroup.com). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing
and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and
numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and
buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other
specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100
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