Omnicom Group Names Peter Sherman Executive Vice President

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) today announced the appointment of Peter Sherman as Executive Vice President.

Peter Sherman, Executive Vice President

In his new role, Sherman will report directly to John Wren on a series of major initiatives that include driving innovation and collaboration across the holding company's client portfolio.

Sherman is joining Omnicom from JWT, where he served as CEO, North America. In that role he was responsible for driving the overall strategic direction and creative reputation of the region, while managing client relationships. Sherman joined JWT in June 2013 as CEO of its New York office and was promoted to CEO, North America, in December 2013. During his time at JWT, the agency had several key client wins. Prior to joining JWT, Sherman was EVP, Managing Director, of BBDO Europe where he led 35 BBDO offices in 18 countries across the European region. While he was in Europe, those offices experienced consistent year-on-year growth, won multiple pan-European pitches, and BBDO was named the most creative network in Europe for the first time.

In making the announcement, John Wren, President and CEO of Omnicom Group said, "Peter has a proven track record of effectively managing some of BBDO's largest clients and he certainly exemplifies our culture of creativity, collaboration and integrity. His global experience in multiple categories is perfect for the role of strengthening our relationships with our biggest clients by providing them with better and more integrated services. I am delighted he is returning to Omnicom."

Sherman added, "The direction John is driving the company and culture was a draw too great to resist. It feels great to be back home."

Before moving to Europe, Sherman was managing director of BBDO West in San Francisco for nearly five years. He had previously worked at BBDO New York for eight years, rising to EVP, Senior Account Director. He's also worked at McCann Erickson, New York and the Chicago offices of FCB and Cramer-Krasselt.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. ( 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 countries.

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