UM in the News

  • J&J Concludes Media Review, Retains UM in North America

    Johnson & Johnson has retained Interpublic Group of Cos' Universal McCann as its North American media agency following a review. "J3, the agency dedicated to the Johnson & Johnson brands, will continue to lead the account in its New York and Toronto locations," the agency told Ad Age . J3 is the dedicated agency within UM that has been serving the marketer's account.


    Media All-Stars: David Cohen

    Since March, when 11-year Universal McCann veteran David Cohen became chief media officer of the global media giant, he has transformed its culture for the digital age—switching out traditional groups with new ones, and shifting to meet the evolving needs of clients such as Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, Chrysler and Exxon Mobil.


    Media All-Stars: Huw Griffiths

    Agencies like to talk about being partners with clients. Huw Griffiths, Universal McCann’s global chief performance officer, has turned that aspiration into a reality, leading the movement toward pay-for-performance, a revolutionary approach to agency compensation that rewards agencies based on their clients’ business goals.


    Kiernan Tapped for New UM CMO Role

    UM has named Eileen Kiernan global chief marketing officer, a new role at the unit of Interpublic Mediabrands. Kiernan was most recently evp of human experience strategy at MediaVest, where she had oversight of developing the creative space between insights and planning.