Philippa Brown Named CEO OF PHD Worldwide

Philippa Brown

Omnicom Media Group (OMG), the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), has named Philippa Brown as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PHD Worldwide.

Brown, who
joins PHD from her role as CEO of Omnicom Media Group UK, succeeds Mike Cooper,
who was recently named Group CEO, Omnicom Media Group APAC and EMEA.

Since joining
Omnicom Media Group in 2007, Brown has led OMG UK through a period of
consistent growth and expansion. 

Overseeing a
team of 1,600 professionals serving more than 270 clients, she has been a key
player in every OMG UK milestone over the past decade, including the UK’s
launch of OMG’s newest agency network Hearts & Science; PHD’s emergence as
one of the UK’s most awarded and competitive agencies and the expansion of OMD
UK and Manning Gottlieb OMD, which in 2018 won the UK’s largest media review.

“Philippa is
a proven leader and a natural fit to lead PHD globally,” said Omnicom Media
Group CEO Daryl Simm.

“As CEO of
OMG UK, she has worked closely with Mike Cooper in the original positioning of
PHD as a global network, and has been heavily involved in PHD’s international
client successes. 

“She has
singular insight into PHD’s culture, the expectations that clients have of the
agency and the ongoing transformation required for success.”

Prior to joining OMG, Brown spent 10 years at IPC Media, rising to board
director.

Her previous experience also includes stints at full service DMB&B
and BBH.

She is known
across the industry for her skill in building enduring client relationships, as
well as her commitment to creating a learning culture that attracts and retains
talent.

Commenting on
her new role, Brown said, “Over the past decade, PHD has become one of the most
respected agency networks in the industry. 
Its growth, thought leadership and award-winning work, is a testament to
Mike Cooper’s leadership, and the combined contributions of our many talented
people all around the world.  My job –
working with all the PHD offices and our clients – is to now build on the great
success that has already been achieved.” Brown’s appointment is effective July
1.



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