NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Houston, Worldwide CEO of Grey Group, today announced the launch of Grey Consulting. This new global enterprise practice for the network will draw on existing strategic planning resources, which include over 150 professionals across the world, technologists and leading-edge creative intelligence.
Leo Rayman, CEO of Grey London, has been promoted to CEO of Grey Consulting, a new global position.
"This new initiative is a key part of our agenda for Grey's future growth and competitiveness," Michael Houston said. "Leo has spent nearly two decades becoming one of the United Kingdom's most forward-looking practitioners of strategic planning. That experience combined with his successful track record for business innovation while leading Grey London makes him a huge asset to our global network."
"Our practice will go beyond traditional consulting," Leo Rayman said. "We will combine analytical rigour with lateral creative thinking and an understanding of how to make things happen to accelerate growth for clients."
Grey Consulting's offering will rest on the three pillars of Business & Brand Design, Innovation and Digital Transformation to provide answers to the questions clients are now asking.
Leo Rayman: Bio
Leo Rayman was promoted to CEO of Grey London in July 2016 and has overseen its continued creative and new business momentum. Key milestones include the win of M&S; their beloved Paddington Bear Christmas
ad campaign and Grey's Valenstein & Fatt diversity initiative during the agency's centennial.
A renowned strategist, Rayman joined Grey London as Head of Planning in 2013 and rose to Grey Europe's Chief Strategy Officer in 2015. Along the way, Grey has won the IPA Effectiveness Company of the Year; EuroEffie Agency of the Year and the Marketing Society Grand Prix two years running as well as impressive showings at Cannes. Earlier in his career, he served as Head of Planning at adam&eve, founded a successful social media division at DDB, and launched Strategic Planning at Weber Shandwick Europe.
A search is underway for his successor at Grey London.
Grey is the advertising network of Grey Group, which ranks among the largest global communications companies. Its parent company is WPP (NYSE: WPP). Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917," the agency serves a blue-chip roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Kellogg's, Pfizer, Canon, NFL, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Nestlé, Walgreens, Applebee's and T.J. Maxx. In recent years, Grey has been named ADWEEK's "Global Agency of the Year" twice; ADVERTISING AGE's "Agency of the Year" and CAMPAIGN magazine's "Global Network of the Year" in recognition of its record creative and financial performance.
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