Omnicom sees slight First Quarter increase in U.S.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) announced net income – Omnicom Group Inc. for the first quarter of 2021 of $287.8 million as compared to $258.1 million in the first quarter of 2020. Diluted net income per share for the first quarter of 2021 was $1.33 per share compared to $1.19 in the first quarter of 2020. Omnicom’s worldwide revenue in the first quarter of … Continue reading “Omnicom sees slight First Quarter increase in U.S.”

Omnicom Media Group targeted by cyber attack

On the day that Omnicom scheduled to publish its fourth quarter and full year 2020 results, Omnicom Media Group was reportedly hit by a cyber attack. According to AdAge who broke the story, the media agency has now turned the investigation over to third-party experts to identify the hackers.   OMG said in a statement … Continue reading “Omnicom Media Group targeted by cyber attack”

Omnicom agencies win big at Asia Agency of Year Awards

Omnicom agencies continued their tradition of delivering outstanding creativity and effectiveness by winning 77 awards across five key regions (Australia/New Zealand, Japan/Korea, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Greater China) in the 2020 Campaign Asia Agency of the Year Awards. Most notably, the group’s creative agency TBWA took home two top Network Awards, winning both Creative Network of the Year and … Continue reading “Omnicom agencies win big at Asia Agency of Year Awards”

Omnicom addresses racism in memo from John Wren

Omnicom CEO John Wren sent an internal memo to all Omnicom employees today addressing racism and the police killing of George Floyd. Floyd was murdered on May 25 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. Threes of those minutes Floyd was unconscious. His final words of “I can’t breathe” have now … Continue reading “Omnicom addresses racism in memo from John Wren”

Omnicom’s Wren trolls Wendy Clark during call

Yesterday, Omnicom Group Inc. held its quarterly conference call to review the holding company’s first quarter financial results. In between announcements about the company’s diluted net income and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, CEO John Wren took a time-out to discuss and briefly criticize former CEO Wendy Clark for leaving DDB … Continue reading “Omnicom’s Wren trolls Wendy Clark during call”

Omnicom mandates agencies to work from home

In an effort to protect its 70,000+ employees from the global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, holding company Omnicom which includes DDB, BBDO and TBWA, has issued a companywide work-at-home policy except for “essential staff.” The update followed a revision late last week implementing staggered work-in-office/work-from-home days to reduce the amount of people working in offices by about half … Continue reading “Omnicom mandates agencies to work from home”

Omnicom agencies top Drum’s Big Won Rankings

For the second year in a row, BBDO Worldwide has topped The Drum’s Big Won Rankings as the world’s most awarded agency network across all marketing communication disciplines. According to The Drum, The 2018 Rankings were based on submissions involving more than 3,600 pieces of work from 1,721 agencies around the world 647 chief creative … Continue reading “Omnicom agencies top Drum’s Big Won Rankings”

Omnicom wins “Holding Company of Year” at Cannes

137 agencies from approximately 34 countries won nearly 300 Lions across more than 25 communications disciplines. At the 65th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Omnicom agencies were recognized for their excellence in terms of the quality, creativity and effectiveness of their work. Omnicom was named “Holding Company of the Year” based on the … Continue reading “Omnicom wins “Holding Company of Year” at Cannes”

State Farm to consolidate business with Omnicom

State Farm will have the McDonald’s agency business model with possibly a couple of co-op vendors on the side to go, according to a report in Adweek. Taking a page from the fast food giant’s playbook, the St. Louis-based the country’s largest insurance provider is reportedly in the process of consolidating a majority of its … Continue reading “State Farm to consolidate business with Omnicom”

AAF: Tiffany R. Warren named Chair of National Board

The AAF (American Advertising Federation) National Board of Directors announced today that Tiffany R. Warren, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Sony Music Group, has been named Board Chair for the 2021-2022 year. She succeeds Lynn Lewis, US CEO, UM Worldwide. The announcement was made at the AAF Annual Board Meeting as … Continue reading “AAF: Tiffany R. Warren named Chair of National Board”

Cannes Lions announces 2021 Shortlist Jury

Cannes Lions has announced its jury line-up of global experts selected to shortlist world-class creative work and benchmark excellence this June.  The Lion-winning work will be announced, awarded and celebrated during Cannes Lions Live, a fully digital experience, running from 21-25 June 2021, which all LIONS members will receive complimentary access to.   The Cannes Lions … Continue reading “Cannes Lions announces 2021 Shortlist Jury”

BBDO has the tools for Home Depot

Home Depot has appointed BBDO as its U.S. creative agency of record, consolidating its creative and media accounts in the U.S. with Omnicom. Ad Age was the first to break the news. The announcement follows the home improvement center’s decision to go with Omnicom Media Group’s OMD as U.S. media agency of record in January. The decision … Continue reading “BBDO has the tools for Home Depot”

DDB reinforces commitment to data-driven creativity

DDB North America announced today the addition of a new regional leadership position. Jatinder Singh joins DDB North America as Chief Data Officer and, reporting into regional CEO Justin Thomas-Copeland, will spearhead data science innovation for all DDB North America offices. Singh joins as DDB North America continues to fortify its data capabilities to underpin client work, following … Continue reading “DDB reinforces commitment to data-driven creativity”

AT&T builds connections in new campaign

Today, AT&T launches a new campaign for the 2021 Masters, highlighting the brand’s core mission: creating stronger human connections.  As communications technology has advanced, connection has become ever more pervasive, complex and impressive. We often think about this progress literally, new technical achievements, network benchmarks and more. But the “Connections” campaign seeks to humanize why AT&T makes its network faster, more reliable, and more secure, to … Continue reading “AT&T builds connections in new campaign”

BBDO announces leadership moves

BBDO San Francisco announced a new leadership team today in Kelly Johnson as Chief Executive Officer and Thiago Cruz as Chief Creative Officer. Johnson joins from her most recent post as President of 215 McCann, where she has spent the past eight years leading brands such as LinkedIn, Workday, Xbox, Minecraft, Hulu, Pandora and the SF Giants. Her experience … Continue reading “BBDO announces leadership moves”

Eng promoted to Managing Director of Craft Greater NY

McCann Worldgroup today announced the promotion of Lena Eng to Managing Director of Craft Greater New York. In this role, Eng will lead business growth, client relationships and operations for both Craft New York and Craft Health.  Previously, Eng was SVP, Integrated Operations Director for Craft New York and CraftHealth New Jersey, a McCann Worldgroup company specializing in Digital Production, Print Production, Broadcast/Content Production, Translation, … Continue reading “Eng promoted to Managing Director of Craft Greater NY”

Air France’s in-flight video becomes safety dance

Director Romain Quirot helmed the new in-flight safety video for Air France. Conceived by agency Aura by Omnicom and produced in partnership with Atout France, France’s tourism development agency, the film is a poetic tribute to French-style travel.   Two flight attendants lead the safety briefing, which takes viewers on an elegant, lively, and fast-moving journey … Continue reading “Air France’s in-flight video becomes safety dance”

Public Label appoints Sumner as SVP Growth

North American creative marketing agency, Public Label, announced today the appointment of Stephanie Sumner as SVP, Growth. Reporting to Brian Cohen, CEO of Match Marketing Group, Sumner will be responsible for leading growth initiatives at the newly launched agency.  Sumner’s hire is the latest move in the agency’s trajectory of cementing its presence in the … Continue reading “Public Label appoints Sumner as SVP Growth”

A little love goes a long way in new AT&T holiday spot

AT&T, with help from LeBron James, is sharing a little love as we all close out a trying 2020 and look forward to the New Year with hope. The new creative, from our friends at BBDO, LA, features peeps from all walks of life coming together singing the 1969 David Ruffin hit Put a Little … Continue reading “A little love goes a long way in new AT&T holiday spot”

DDB Worldwide announces leadership promotions

DDB Worldwide today announced two recent promotions, continuing the momentum of leadership changes. Alex Hesz has been promoted to global chief strategy officer and Roisin “Ro” Rooney has been promoted to newly-created role of global chief people officer. Both join from within the network into newly created roles. Alex most recently led strategy for the … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide announces leadership promotions”