IPG Mediabrands, the media holding arm of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) announced today the appointment of Tim Ringel as Global President, Reprise. In this role, Ringel will lead the continued growth and expansion of the network’s full-service search and digital experience agency.
Tim will work in close partnership with Craig Ellis, EVP, Global Head of Operations, Reprise, to drive the innovation and development of core product capabilities, and grow Reprise’s search and performance media clientele. Based in New York, he will report into Henry Tajer, Global CEO, and Chris Loll, Chief Operating Officer, NA, IPG Mediabrands.
“Over the last year, our network has invested heavily in building best-in-class products, recruiting top talent and expanding the global footprint of our specialty business units,” said Henry Tajer, Global CEO. “In hiring Tim, we are continuing this trend of building stronger, more innovative and dynamic business units to support and partner with our clients and our network.”
Tim’s 20-year career has spanned Europe, North America and the Pacific. In 1999, Tim established metapeople Group, correctly predicting the profound impact digital would have on our industry years before his peers. After selling metapeople Group to Netbooster Group in 2011, Tim assumed the role of CEO at Netbooster Group, overseeing more than 500 employees around the world.
“Reprise is widely considered one of the premier search agencies in the business,” said Ringel. “To lead IPG Mediabrands’ search and digital evolution as well as Reprise’s global expansion is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
In October 2016, Reprise won OMMA’s “Search Marketing” award for an SEM Campaign.