April 6, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) Chairman
and CEO John Wren today announced
former DDB Worldwide CEO and current Chairman, Chuck Brymer, will assume additional
responsibilities for the company while a search is conducted to
find new leadership. Wendy Clark,
President and CEO, DDB Worldwide has resigned.
"For the twelve years that Chuck ran DDB, he helped build
it into a creative powerhouse. I have the utmost confidence in his
leadership, especially in these uncertain times, to steer DDB to
new growth as we look for new leadership," said John Wren, Chairman and CEO, Omnicom
Group. "While Wendy's timing is unfortunate as our people and
clients are struggling with the fall-out of COVID-19, the network
is in more than capable hands with Chuck leading the
"I love everything about DDB but most importantly our
people and our clients," said Brymer, Chairman, DDB
Worldwide. "It is a company with amazing creative talent and
energy. I look forward to getting back to work to help drive our
success even further."
Chuck joined DDB as Worldwide CEO in 2006. Under his
leadership, he oversaw the continued ranking of DDB as one of the
most creative and successful agencies in the world. He also
expanded DDB's stature and geographical footprint, through the
acquisition of adam&eve in the UK, Mudra in India and Grupo ABC in Brazil.
DDB Worldwide (www.ddb.com) is one of the world's
largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks.
DDB has been named Agency of the Year numerous times by
the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the industry's
leading advertising publications and awards
shows. In 2019 DDB Worldwide was named the Cannes Festival's
#2 Network of the year, and the Gunn Report has listed DDB as
one of the Top 3 Global Networks for 12 of the last 15 years. The
agency's clients include Volkswagen, McDonald's, Unilever,
Mars, Johnson & Johnson, and the U.S. Army, among
Founded in 1949, DDB is part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE)
and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries with its
flagship office in New York,
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a
leading global marketing and corporate communications company.
Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide
advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and
interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public
relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000
clients in more than 70 countries.
SOURCE Omnicom Group Inc.