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Alain joined la comunidad from Leo Burnett, where he worked in several different offices and roles, most recently as Senior VP - Regional Strategy and Business Development in the Latin America headquarters in Miami. Throughout his career at Leo Burnett Alain championed clients in account management, developed the agency?s marketing communications offering, lead new business efforts as well as brand consulting projects in Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico as well as the U.S. He has worked with local and multinational clients such as Procter & Gamble, Citibank, Federal Express, Diageo, Gatorade, Walt Disney and Visa, across a broad variety of categories from packaged goods to telecommunications (and most things in between.) What motivates Alain is curiosity - about brands, categories, clients, people. While he has an MBA from Duke University, his multidisciplinary approach was most probably inspired by his background (half French, half Dutch, born in New York, raised in Canada and a lover of Latin America) as well as his fluency in many different languages.
Jim became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grey Group in 2007, after leading Grey, the company's global advertising arm, since 2005. Grey Group ranks among the world's top marketing organizations, serves one-fifth of the Fortune 500, and operates 43 2 offices in 96 countries with 10,000 employees. Its multidisciplinary offer focuses on operating companies such as Grey, G 2, winglatino and Alliance, and includes sister company MediaCom.Jim resumed leadership of Grey New York in January 2009. Under his direction, Grey has reenergized its ranks with world-class talent, introduced a new strategic platform for developing outstanding creative ideas and enhanced its total communications offering.This revitalization delivered on every key measure in 2009: new business success, growth from existing clients, a soaringcreative reputation and a collaborative culture thriving in a new world headquarters.Prior to Grey, Jim served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Euro RSCG Worldwide. He joined the agency in late 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Jim is credited with spearheading the revitalization and growth of the global network. Under his leadership, Euro RSCG Worldwide dramatically transformed its business development efforts and ranked among the best new business gainers.A graduate of Williams College, Jim has served on the Board of Directors for JWT, the Interpublic Group of Companies, the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Ad Council.
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Michael was promoted worldwide chief executive officer on August 1st 2017, the same day Grey group was officially 100 years "old". “As global president, I've travelled the world and been inspired by the depth and breadth of talent and creativity across the Grey network,” Houston said. "I'm humbled to work among such brilliant creative minds and honored to become CEO of this great agency brand at the height of its momentum, with vast potential ahead.” Michael joined Grey New York, the global network's flagship headquarters office, in 2007.He is one of the most respected and innovative marketers in the industry and an integral part of the New York management team, spearheading Grey's business development efforts and the marketing of the Grey brand. His indisputable talent at winning new business has helped Grey win over $1 billion of new client billings in the last three years.Previously at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, Michael led one of the agency's most success¬ful periods in its history. In the mid-'90s, he spent five years at Young 8( Rubicam and Landor Associates in New York and San Francisco on the account, new business and corporate communications sides. He rose to the position of Vice President, North American Business Development, for the advertising agency. During his tenure, Y8(R added more than $1 billion in new business.During his days in Account Management and Brand Strategy, Michael worked across a variety of industries on a diverse portfolio of brands such as Kraft's Jell-O, United Airlines, Chef Boyardee, Pirelli Tires, Coors, Dreyer's/Edy's Ice Cream and Lexus. He began his advertising career as Jay Chiat's first intern to work across disciplines at Chiat\Day, New York.Michael is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he studied advertising and marketing at the William Allen White School of Journalism.
John joined BBH New York as CCO in August of 2011. Starting at TBWA/Chiat/Day in New York and San Francisco, John worked for several years on global and national accounts including adidas, Nextel, Absolut, Samsonite, Fox Sports, Barnes & Noble, and Motorola. For his efforts, John earned top creative honors for everything from viral films to interactive billboards to global TV campaigns. In 2007, he left to help launch T.A.G., and within a year was recognized for his work on the groundbreaking Halo 3 “Believe” campaign, which became the most awarded integrated campaign of the decade. This and other content-driven successes led John and his partners to launch agencytwofifteen in 2010 - and one year later, their work on Xbox and the social-media-driven launch of the Kin phone led it to be named to Creativity’s “A-list”, placing agencytwofifteen among the twelve most creative agencies in the world. Over the course of his fourteen-year career, John has received every top international creative honor, including the One Show Best in Show, Grand Clio, The Grandy, and the Cannes Grand Prix, which he has won twice.
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