SHANGHAI, China, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicom Group Inc.
("Omnicom") (NYSE: OMC), the leading global advertising and marketing services
group, has appointed Jason Kuperman as Vice President, Asia Pacific Digital
Development. Kuperman was formerly Managing Director of the Shanghai office
of Agency.com, part of the TBWA\network. In his new role, Kuperman will work
closely with all Omnicom agencies to further enhance their digital
capabilities and profiles. Kuperman will be based in Shanghai and report to
Michael Birkin, Omnicom's Vice Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Asia Pacific.
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"With the steep rise in digital services provided across all our agencies
in numerous markets, we face a need to constantly build our capabilities
through smart hiring, training and acquisitions. Jason's background is
perfect to accomplish this," said Michael Birkin.
"The organic development of interactive capabilities has given Omnicom
agency networks a leadership position to deliver innovative integrated
campaigns for clients," commented Kuperman. "The goal now is to bring even
greater focus to digital's contribution in the region and to continue to
advance our digital capabilities within the accelerating new media market."
"Omnicom has the region's best talent leading the digital practices across
Asia Pacific, and I am excited to be working with them. These are new media
specialists who know how to build brands, generate innovative thinking and get
results for their clients," added Kuperman.
"The world is going digital and nowhere else is this trend more visible
than in Asia," said Serge Dumont, Omnicom Senior Vice President and President
Asia Pacific. "Jason's vast experience will allow our agencies to better
leverage their global and regional resources as they continue to focus on
improving their digital leadership."
Kuperman began his marketing career in 1988, when he joined Chiat\Day.
After a brief stint outside the agency, he returned in the 1990s to found the
Interactive division of TBWA\Chiat\Day, which later was merged with TEQUILA\.
In January 2007 he joined Agency.com, another TBWA\ network company.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) 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 100
Omnicom comprises the industry's most award-winning advertising brands,
BBDO, DDB, and TBWA, specialist media-buying companies OMD and PHD. Omnicom
agencies were the most awarded at the 2007 Cannes International Advertising
Festival, taking home 121 Lions collectively. BBDO was awarded the first
"Network of the Year" while OMD was named "Media Agency of the Year."
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