Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Advertising >> Article

JWT Global CEO Gustavo Martinez ‘resigns’; WPP names Tamara Ingram as his successor

18-March-2016
Font Size   16
Share
JWT Global CEO Gustavo Martinez ‘resigns’; WPP names Tamara Ingram as his successor

Following recent events, Tamara Ingram, currently Chief Client Team Officer at WPP,  has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of J. Walter Thompson Company, replacing Gustavo Martinez, with immediate effect. By mutual agreement, Martinez has resigned in the best interest of the J. Walter Thompson Company  said WPP in a press statement.

It must be mentioned that last week JWT’s Chief Communications Officer, Erin Johnson filed a lawsuit against Martinez, accusing him of “unending stream of racist and sexist comments as well as unwanted touching and other unlawful conduct.”

As per reports, the lawsuit also spells out examples of Martinez using slurs about people of colour and Jews. Johnson also charged that Martinez “regularly makes anti-Semitic remarks.”
 
In 2015, Ingram was named WPP’s Chief Client Team Officer, overseeing the Group’s 45 global account teams, representing one-third of the Group’s $20 billion of revenues with over 38,000 employees working on these clients.  Prior to that, Ingram was President and Chief Executive Officer of Team P&G, a position she held since 2007. She joined WPP’s wholly-owned data investment division, Kantar, in 2003.

Ingram brings extensive advertising agency experience to J. Walter Thompson. Following WPP’s acquisition of Grey Global Group in 2005, she joined that agency as Grey UK’s Group Chief Executive Officer. There, she was also global leader on the P&G account. Before that, Ingram served as Chief Executive Officer of McCann Worldgroup in London. She began her career at Saatchi & Saatchi in 1985 as a temp, rising to Chief Executive of the London office, before leaving for McCann Worldgroup.

George Rogers succeeds Ingram as WPP’s Chief Client Team Officer with immediate effect, in addition to his current duties as WPP’s Global Business Development Director.

Rogers has been instrumental in WPP’s success in parent company pitches since assuming his business development role in 2011. He joined WPP in 2005 when he was named Chief Executive Officer of Team Detroit, one of the Group’s earliest team accounts. He joined WPP from Mullen, where he was Executive Vice President.

The production house has already established itself as the leader in the non-scripted genres. However, Rege now wants Endemol to achieve the same in the original scripted zone and film production

Naidu also talks about the ushering in of a new era of digital payments and says this is just the beginning and there’s lots of space for newer players to step in and evolve

Markus Noder, Managing Partner, Serviceplan International, shared innovative tools, ideas and methodologies to generate tangible business values

The primary reason that led to growth of OTT is the constant improvement of internet speed and service across the country: Sandeep Gupta, ACT Fibernet

India has become the diabetes capital of the world, with prevalence of the disease estimated to rise from 69.2 million to 123.5 million by 2040

Laban Stretchy Man, the new human shaped, stretchy, fruit flavoured chews from Orkla- Norway’s number one confectionery brand, has been launched and localized by MTR Foods in India