Milan Martin Joins Grey San Francisco As President

Innovative Brand-Builder Brings Experience From Ogilvy, Anthem, Gyro

Aug 14, 2013, 12:44 ET from Grey

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Houston, CEO of Grey North America, today announced that Milan Martin has joined Grey San Francisco to lead the 50-person staff as its President.


A highly-respected thought leader and manager, Martin has spent the past 17 years guiding brands around the world to stronger, more profitable and successful relationships with consumers.

Michael Houston said, "Milan Martin is an outstanding addition to the Grey team.  He will help us build on our great strengths in San Francisco and make the agency an integral player in our growth plans for North America."

Milan Martin spent a decade at Ogilvy & Mather in New York and London (1997-2007) leading the management of brands including IBM, Gillette, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch and Virgin.  He headed west to join the digital revolution and help clients take a more strategic approach to marketing.

Most recently, Martin has served as Managing Director and Chief Strategist at Anthem Worldwide, San Francisco for the past three years.  Earlier, he spent three years at Gyro serving first as Executive Vice President, Director of Client Service and Business Development in San Francisco, moving up to President, Gyro New York.

Milan Martin said, "The Grey brand has experienced a tremendous resurgence in the past few years globally.  There is plenty of room for growth on the West Coast and I am delighted to contribute my talents to the agency's ongoing success."

About Grey

Grey is the advertising network of Grey Group.  Grey ranks among the largest global communications companies.  Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).  Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917," the agency services a blue-chip roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Darden Restaurants, Pfizer, Canon, 3M, NFL, Boehringer Ingelheim, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, T.J. Maxx, including Reliant Energy, Purolator and Symantec in San Francisco.

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