MediaCom Worldwide strengthens global board

29 January, 2010


MediaCom Worldwide today announces the appointment of two key personnel to further strengthen their Global Team and to ensure that their clients continue to receive the best products and services globally.

Paul Greenhalgh has joined MediaCom as Global Commercial Director, while Christian Schmalzl has been promoted to Chief Operations & Investment Director of MediaCom Worldwide.

Paul joins from Aegis Media where he most recently held the position of COO Latin America and before that EVP, Director of Corporate Development & Strategy, North America. His primary focus will be on the commercial aspects of MediaCom’s business including overseeing all client contract negotiations and compliance and improving the commercial success of MediaCom’s many products and services globally.

Paul will also be working with local markets to analyse and develop strategies and implement business plans and to ensure effective communication across the group of global commercial best practice. He will report into Simon Tray, Chief Financial Officer.

Christian was previously CEO MediaCom Germany. In his new role his remit will see him working closely with local management teams to agree the very best products and services that MediaCom has to offer locally and to continue the roll out of these products worldwide.

His role will also include developing and implementing best in class trading models and tools. Additionally he will be responsible for optimising the network's processes and procedures including those related to Business Development.

He will report into Stephen Allan, Worldwide Chairman and CEO and Harvey Goldhersz, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, MediaCom Worldwide.

Christian’s current role will be taken over by Paul Remitz, who is currently Managing Director of Mediacom Germany.

Stephen Allan, CEO, MediaCom Worldwide says “I am delighted to welcome Paul to the team, and to have Christian’s expertise now available across the network, they are both world-class operators. At MediaCom we have a great tradition of innovation – our offices are constantly evolving new, better ways of working. With Christian in place to identify the best new tools and services and roll them out internationally, and with Paul ready to ensure our clients benefit from these, we are even better equipped to offer clients “Everything Everywhere” – the same excellent standard of work across all territories.”


For media enquiries, please contact:
Joanne Brenner
+ 44 (0) 207 158 5770
joanne.brenner@mediacom.com  

About MediaCom
MediaCom is one of the world’s largest Media Communication Specialists, with billings exceeding US $26 billion (Source: RECMA) and 111 offices in 89 countries around the globe. Our “People First >> Better Results” philosophy drives our strategy and reflects our belief that putting People – employees, clients and consumers – at the core of our business leads to optimum business results. The MediaCom family of companies includes such leaders in their fields as: MediaCom Interaction, our global digital and interactive marketing agency, with future-forward proprietary technology that works to grow clients’ businesses; MediaCom Direct, our direct response experts, creating close, measured connections with consumers; MediaCom ESP, entertainment and sponsorship specialists that connect brands to consumers when they are most open to product messages; and MediaCom Business Science, focused on helping clients achieve maximum sales return. MediaCom Worldwide is a member of WPP, one of the world's largest marketing communications companies, and is a part of GroupM, WPP’s media agency group which is the largest worldwide. For more information, visit www.mediacom.com.

About GroupM
GroupM, the world’s leading full service media investment management operation, was created by WPP Plc to oversee its assets in this sector. These assets include MediaCom, MindShare Worldwide, Mediaedge:cia Worldwide and MAXUS. The focus of GroupM is the intelligent application of volume and scale in trading, innovation and quality of services, in order to bring benefit to clients and the companies it operates. For further information, visit us www.groupm.com  

About WPP
WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) is one of the world's leading communications services groups, providing national, multinational and global clients with advertising; media investment management; information, insight & consultancy; public relations & public affairs; branding & identity, healthcare and specialist communications. WPP's worldwide companies include J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Y&R Advertising, Red Cell, Bates Asia, Grey Global, MindShare, Mediaedge:cia, MediaCom, Millward Brown, Research International, Kantar Media Research, OgilvyOne Worldwide, Wunderman, 141 Worldwide, Hill & Knowlton, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Burson-Marsteller, Cohn & Wolfe, CommonHealth, Sudler & Hennessey, Healthworld, Enterprise IG, Landor and Fitch among others.

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