Additional Information


Content

Rob Norman to head GroupM North America

LONDON - WPP has handed GroupM Interaction chief executive Rob Norman the additional role of chief executive of GroupM North America, providing a sign of its belief in the importance of digital expertise.

Share this article

Norman will take over the role on 31 March from Marc Goldstein, who will be retiring after two years heading GroupM North America.

Management responsibilities will be shared between Norman and Rino Scanzoni, chief investment officer at GroupM, which is the pooled media buying operation of WPP's four media networks MediaCom, Mindshare, Mediaedge:cia and Maxus.

Irwin Gotlieb, global chief executive of GroupM, said: "Rob's background, combined with the direction the media marketplace is headed, makes him the perfect choice to lead GroupM in this region in the coming decade."

Norman created the new media division of CIA in 1994 and went on to become managing director of Mediaedge:cia's digital division Outrider, then chairman of Mediaedge:cia UK in 2003.

He relocated to the US in 2004 to develop MEC's worldwide offering, later becoming worldwide chief executive of newly created Mediaedge:cia Interaction and in 2006 worldwide chief executive of GroupM Interaction.

WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell believes WPP's digital revenues, currently 25% of its overall revenues, will grow significantly over the next five years.

Last November he estimated that brands will boost their online spend to upwards of 20% of their media budgets by 2015.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Additional Information

Latest jobs Jobs web feed

FROM THE BLOGS

The Wall blogs

Un verre d’oh! External website

by Greg Taylor, 30/09/2014

 

READING SETS YOU FREE External website

by Dave Trott, 30/09/2014

 

Waste makes taste External website

by Greg Taylor, 29/09/2014

 

Back to top ^