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McCann promotes Nannette Dufour and Chris Macdonald

By Minda Smiley | Reporter



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May 3, 2018 | 3 min read

McCann Worldgroup has promoted Nannette Dufour and Chris Macdonald to newly created leadership roles.

Dufour, who currently serves as chief client officer, will step into the role of president-global clients and business leadership. Macdonald has been promoted to president-advertising and allied agencies. Previously, he served as president of McCann North America.


Nannette Dufour and Chris Macdonald

According to the agency, Dufour will add operational oversight over all of McCann Worldgroup’s global and key regional accounts, ensuring that all of these clients “are receiving the required geographic and discipline resources.”

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Macdonald’s responsibilities are being expanded from North American to global with oversight of McCann Worldgroup’s advertising and allied agency resources.

In the new roles, the two will work alongside Bill Kolb, president of diversified agencies.

Macdonald first joined McCann in 2005 at the network’s London office, where he eventually became chief executive. He then took on the role of McCann New York president in 2016 after joining the US team in 2013. Dufour joined McCann in 2012 as lead on the company's L'Oreal business.

Luca Lindner, president of McCann Worldgroup since 2013, has announced his planned mid-2018 retirement from the role. He will serve as a consultant to the leadership team after stepping down.

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