GroupM Nexus Accelerates its Performance Media Transformation with New Global Leadership Appointments
GroupM today announced a raft of senior leadership appointments at its recently-unveiled performance media organization, GroupM Nexus. The new appointments include global leaders for operations, transformation, product, people and clients, as well as a new global CEO at outcome media specialist Xaxis, which forms part of the new organization. The new leadership team showcases the strength in depth across GroupM Nexus with new, expanded roles for existing global talent.
Advertising Industry Unites to Create New Standards in Streaming Viewability and Connected TV Measurement
GroupM has partnered with media companies across the advertising industry to create new standards in streaming viewability and CTV measurement. The initiative follows a joint study with TV ad measurement company iSpot that quantifies inflated CTV ad delivery counts and reveals that, on average, 8-10% of streaming impressions play when the TV is shut off, primarily through ancillary devices.
GroupM Provides Roadmap for Audience Measurement Partners
As the media ecosystem evolves from linear to cross-platform, buyers and sellers are seeking to bridge “the measurement gap.” Following an Upfront season that lacked significant conversation about measurement, GroupM has developed a roadmap for audience measurement partners to drive the industry towards improved measurement standards.
Demet İkiler & Kirk McDonald Recognized on Empower 100 Executives Role Model List
GroupM EMEA CEO, and WPP Turkey Country Manager, Demet İkiler; and North America CEO, Kirk McDonald have been recognized on the Empower 100 Executives Role Model Lists. The list spans three categories — Executives, Advocates, and Future Leaders — and celebrates those who are driving the charge for inclusion and diversity in businesses. GroupM is proud to see Demet and Kirk featured in the Empower 100 Executives Role Model List and recognized for their incredible achievements within the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
GroupM Announces Next Steps in its Transformation with Enhanced Agency Offerings and Unified Performance Organization
GroupM today announced the latest steps in its transformation to accelerate innovation for clients and further simplify its operations. The moves, which build on the April 2021 launch of Choreograph, WPP’s global data and technology company, will merge Essence with MediaCom and Mindshare with Neo and create a new 9,000-strong cross-channel performance platform built on AI technology.
GroupM North America Commits $15MM to Reskill and Upskill Talent to Prepare them for the Future of the Media Industry
GroupM, WPP's media investment group, and the world's largest media buying company, today unveils its media education arm in North America, GroupM University, to attract, develop, retain, and reward employees, by making learning part of their core employee experience. The first GroupM University program to be rolled out is a 12-week cohort-based professional development program - GroupM University Launch Pad – designed for individuals who are new to media and advertising, looking for a career change, or seeking an entry-level position at GroupM North America and its award-winning agencies.
GroupM, Xaxis, Finecast and INCA all awarded TAG Brand Safety Certification 2.0 in the UK
GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, today announced that GroupM, Xaxis, Finecast and INCA in the U.K. have all been awarded the TAG Brand Safety Certification 2.0.
GroupM Produces Record Performance in 2021 According to COMvergence’s Full Year New Business Rankings Report
GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has been ranked highly in the 2021 new business report issued by COMvergence, an independent and international research bureau measuring the performance of major global ad and media agencies, today. The study, which ranks GroupM second overall in net new business globally and first in both APAC and Latin America, reports $11.5 billion in wins and retentions by GroupM agencies in 2021.