Zimmerman Taps Accenture Vet As Chief Client Officer

Heidelberg further deepens agency retail experience

Jan 18, 2016, 15:27 ET from Zimmerman Advertising

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmerman Advertising has named Jim Heidelberg as Chief Client Officer.

Jim joins Zimmerman having spent much of his career with Accenture, one of the world's leading consulting firms, helping to build retail practice. Jim's unmatched experience in retail spans across nearly every functional area in business, including marketing, planning, merchandising, communications, pricing, supply chain and store operations. Jim has also played an important role in the growth of brands such as Michaels, Office Depot, JC Penney, eBay, Best Buy, Toys "R" Us, Big Lots, AutoNation and many more.

"True to our mission, Jim's sole remit is to help grow retail brands. One of the most attractive facets of his hire is that he comes with no traditional agency experience, so there is no typical agency deprogramming necessary," says Michael Goldberg, CEO of Zimmerman Advertising.

Jim will bring his experience navigating total retail business, not just brands, to Zimmerman. In his new role, Heidelberg's leadership responsibility will include navigating a growth plan for every retail client, both in the near and longer term. Moreover, Jim will leverage his experience as a diverse retail operator and utilize his robust mix of analytics, creativity and fearless vision to foster the agency's relationships with its clients; ultimately, providing a single vision amongst all client contact.  

"Jim's competitive spirit and tenacious ability to solve retail problems is what will make us continue our evolution and become an even better organization," says Founder and Chairman of Zimmerman Advertising, Jordan Zimmerman

About Zimmerman Advertising

Zimmerman Advertising, an Omnicom Group company, is the leading integrated, retail agency in the country. Zimmerman's clients represent some of the most prominent retail brands in the country, including hhgregg, Nissan, Party City, Dunkin' Donuts, Chico's FAS, Tire Kingdom, AutoNation, Boston Market, The Fresh Market and Michaels. Headquartered in South Florida, the agency has retail service offices throughout the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Nashville. For information on the agency, visit http://www.zadv.com.

About Omnicom Group

Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) is a leading global 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 countries.

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