MediaCom promotes Toby Jenner to COO

MediaCom has promoted Toby Jenner to worldwide chief operating officer.

Jenner, who is currently global business development and marketing officer, will continue to run the business development and marketing side, while also shaping MediaCom’s global roadmap and business plan. Additionally, he will drive the content and connections positioning for the company globally and support the specialist functions units and global account directors.

Stephen Allan, worldwide chairman and chief executive of MediaCom, described Jenner as “a proven leader” and lauded his new business success in 2014, which included picking up nearly $6bn worth of new business with brands such as Sony Mobile and Electronics, Ebay, Mars, Coca-Cola, P&G and Danone.

“In line with our ‘People first’ belief, I’m delighted that we could fill this role internally with somebody who exemplifies the values and ambition of the agency. Toby’s management expertise and business development instincts will help us further ensure we’re delivering an unmatched level of consistency across our network for the benefit of our clients,” added Allan.

Jenner said that he was thrilled to be taking the role: “I’ve been with MediaCom for eight years and I still remain surprised and challenged by our entrepreneurial spirit, our unwavering commitment to building deeper relationships with our clients, and our unfaltering ambition to be the best agency in the world. What’s even more exciting is our Content and Connections positioning that we embarked on last year, something that has pulled together the best practices, tools and people from around the world to offer a unique systems-led approach and product that is resonating with our clients. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be at MediaCom and I look forward to driving this story further in 2015.”

He has been with the company since his arrival, initially as chief executive of Australia, from MEC in 2008,

He will continue to be based in New York.

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