Josh Golden appointed first EVP/Chief Digital Officer at Grey New York

22 September, 2010


NEW YORK — Jim Heekin, Chairman and CEO of Grey Group, today announced that Josh Golden has joined Grey New York, the agency’s flagship office, as the company’s first EVP, Chief Digital Officer. This marks another key senior management appointment to enhance Grey New York after its recent high-profile wins of Red Lobster and DirecTV.

As the leader of Grey New York’s digital operations, Golden will oversee all digital communications and set and implement the agency’s digital vision, working closely with Jim Heekin and Tor Myhren, Grey New York’s Chief Creative Officer. Golden will also spearhead the recruitment of top talent and drive digital new business efforts.

“The appointment of Josh Golden to this newly-created role is a clear signal of Grey’s mandate to place digital at the core of our business and deliver powerful, seamless online and offline marketing,” Jim Heekin said. “A successful digital evangelist and division builder, Josh brings with him a wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience in new media that will help Grey provide clients with fully-integrated marketing solutions.”

“I am excited to be joining Grey at this time of explosive growth and creative success,” Golden said. “I look forward to helping this great team lead the way in digital innovation, effectiveness and expansion.”

Josh Golden: A Seasoned Brand Builder in New Media

Josh Golden possesses nearly two decades of award-winning integrated/digital experience in advertising, marketing, technology and production. He joins Grey from EuroRSCG New York, where he served as Managing Director, Digital since 2007. In that capacity, he was instrumental in growing the division to over 80 people, quadrupled revenue and oversaw the digital communications of such clients as Charles Schwab, ExxonMobil, Volvo, Jaguar, sanofi-aventis, GSK, Merck, Kraft Foods and Reckitt Benckiser.
Earlier, Golden spent two years at NBC Universal in New York as Group Director, Digital Marketing where he successfully launched NBCU’s digital media offering to the advertising world and started the digital marketing team serving all of NBCU’s broadcasting and cable brands.

Golden also spent five years at Young & Rubicam, New York. He was a prime mover in the launch of its interactive group, contributed to the success of such flagship accounts as Xerox, Sony and AT&T and rose to the post of Integrated Account Director on AT&T, responsible for all integrated brand business.

He began his career in the film and television industry in Los Angeles directing and editing commercials and programs.

Golden received his MBA from the Leonard L. Stern School of Business at New York University and his B.S. in Communications from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

About Grey
Grey New York is the flagship and largest office of Grey the advertising network of Grey Group. Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies. Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY). Grey “Famously Effective Since 1917” serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world’s best-known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Darden Restaurants, Pfizer, Canon, 3M, Eli Lilly, ETrade, NFL, Boehringer Ingelheim, J.M. Smucker and T.J. Maxx. FAST COMPANY named Grey to “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” list in 2010. (www.grey.com)

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