Omnicom Media Group (OMG), the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), has named Philippa Brown 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 1600 professionals serving more than 270 clients, she has been a key player in every OMG UK milestone over the past decade, including the UK 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,” says 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 says, “Over the past decade, PHD has become one of the most respected agency networks in the industry. It’s 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. She will be based in London, reporting to Daryl Simm.
About Omnicom Media Group
Omnicom Media Group (OMG) is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Omnicom Media Group includes the full-service media networks Hearts & Science, OMD and PHD; data and analytics platform Annalect Group; performance marketing agency Resolution Media; and a number of specialty media communications companies.
About PHD Worldwide
PHD Worldwide, an Omnicom Media Group agency, is known globally as an innovator in communications planning and buying across broadcast, print, digital, mobile, social and emerging media, reflected in the network ranking 2nd most awarded network in the world, according to the 2019 Gunn Media 100 report – a benchmark of the most creatively awarded agencies and networks. With more than 6,000 staff working in 100 offices worldwide, PHD one of the world’s fastest growing media and communication agency networks and was named Media Network of the Year 2018 by Cristal and Eurobest.