September 16, 2014 5:27 AM ET


Company Overview of McCann Worldgroup, Inc.

Company Overview

McCann Worldgroup, Inc. provides marketing solutions that transform brands and grow businesses. The company offers advertising, brand consulting and design, public relations, and event marketing and promotion services. It also provides production and media management services globally; and handles medical/pharmaceutical communications, as well as focuses on digital communications and customer relationship management. McCann Worldgroup, Inc. was formerly known as McCann-Erickson World Group. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York. McCann Worldgroup, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

622 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1997





Key Executives for McCann Worldgroup, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Regional Director of McCann Erickson North America
Age: 55
Chairman of McCann Worldgroup EMEA
Age: 66
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

McCann Worldgroup, Inc. Key Developments

McCann Worldgroup Appoints Jean-Michel Wu as Chief Talent Officer, Effective Effective October 20, 2014

McCann Worldgroup confirmed Jean-Michel Wu joins the network as chief talent officer, effective October 20, 2014. Jean-Michel has relocated from his Shanghai base to Singapore. Working closely with the global management team, headed by Joe Kelly in New York and Charles Cadell, Jean-Michel will be responsible for building on McCann Worldgroup's extensive talent capabilities across the network. Jean-Michel was regional talent director at WPP for five years. Prior to joining WPP, Jean-Michel held various senior talent roles within Ogilvy & Mather, he joined in 2004.

Elliott Reportedly Seeks Sale Of IPG

Elliott Management Corporation has acquire 6.7% stake in The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) for $570 million to put The Interpublic Group of Companies up for sale, according to a person familiar with the situation. Elliott stated, IPG's shares are undervalued and represent an attractive investment opportunity." Elliott said it wants to engage in a constructive dialogue with the IPG’s Board of Directors to maximize shareholder value. McCann Worldgroup, Inc. and Draftfcb, Inc. are gearing up to push the IPG on the auction block, hoping to attract IPG's larger competitors as buyers, a source familiar with Elliott said. IPG shares went up by 1.5 percent at $20.15 on July 24, 2014. An IPG spokesman did not respond to a request to comment.

McCann Worldgroup Appoints Mark Lund as CEO of McCann Worldgroup UK

McCann Worldgroup announced that it has appointed Mark Lund as CEO of McCann Worldgroup UK. Lund, most recently a co-founder and managing partner of the London agency NOW, will have responsibility for integrating McCann Worldgroup's operations and more than 1,500 employees throughout the UK across Advertising, Relationship Management, Promotion/Event/Shopper Marketing, Design, Public Relations, Healthcare, and Digital Marketing. Lund will begin his role in October 2014.

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