GroupM Brian Wieser: Agency Growth Lays Ahead

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What changes when “the most-quoted in advertising” goes in-house? Not much, says Brian Wieser.

In seven years a Pivotal Research, a Wall Street equity analyst firm, Wieser carved out a reputation – as senior research analyst – for sharp insight in to the worlds of media and advertising.

Now he has been hired by GroupM, WPP’s media investment arm, as global president for business intelligence.

So, how will things be different for Portland-based Wieser?

“Maybe not so different in some ways than the work I did when I was at Pivotal Research,” he tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “But much more centered around what our clients need – which is to say, many of the world’s largest marketers.

“I’ll never claim to know as much as the individual practitioners about what they do on a day to day basis, but I hopefully helped to put it all together in a big thematic view about how everything is evolving.”

GroupM is tasking Wieser with expanding its “thought leadership practice”. According to the company’s announcement: “He will collaborate with GroupM’s agencies and WPP’s broader network to gather, analyze and distribute actionable marketplace intelligence that gives clients insights on markets, audiences, partners and platforms, and supply and demand dynamics.”

Please read the full article and watch the full interview on Beet.TV here.

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