London, 4 July 2016 – GroupM, the world’s leading media investment management group, today announced the appointment of Dave Hompe to a new role as Managing Director for GroupM Connect in the U.K.
Hompe has over 16 years of experience in the digital space, starting with work for Mindshare in the UK and the U.S. He has since held leadership positions in a range of media agencies including Isobar, Starcom and OMD. Hompe joins GroupM from Essence, a GroupM agency, where he held the position of EMEA Joint MD & Client Lead over the past three years.
“GroupM Connect plays an essential role in future-proofing our agencies’ capabilities by providing foundational technology and services to support their digital media investment services as more and more media becomes digital, addressable and bought in real time,” said Nick Theakstone, CEO, GroupM UK. “We’re pleased to welcome Dave to this role where his expertise, experience and leadership will help drive continued success for our agencies and the brands they serve.”
“I’m excited to join GroupM and become a member of their worldwide Connect organization which represents one of the most exciting opportunities in programmatic media anywhere, but especially in the U.K. which is one of the most digital markets in the world based on consumer behaviours and advertising investments,” said Dave Hompe. “My experience decoding client needs with forward thinking approaches that deliver positive outcomes and commercial success will be put to the test for the exciting brands who’ve chosen GroupM’s agencies, and I look forward to helping them succeed in programmatic buying, data and technology in the ever-evolving digital media space.”
Hompe, who will be responsible for working with GroupM agencies to develop priorities aligned to the overall strategy for GroupM Connect UK, will join the company in early July.