Andreas Trautmann Joins McCann Worldgroup Germany as CEO

By Mccann Worldgroup, PRNE
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

LONDON, June 9, 2011 -

- Trautmann brings 20 years of European Advertising Experience

McCann Worldgroup announced today it has named Andreas Trautmann as CEO
of McCann Worldgroup Germany. Trautmann will begin before the end of the
year, working with Helmut Sendlmeier, who will move to the position of
Chairman of McCann Worldgroup Germany.


Gustavo Martinez, President of McCann Worldgroup Europe said, "I am
thrilled to welcome Andreas to this critically important role. Andreas' track
record of success in various leadership roles in Germany and across Europe
makes him ideal to lead our transformation in Germany. He possesses the
values and skills we need to help transform our clients' brands and grow
their businesses."

Trautmann joins McCann Worldgroup from BBDO Dusseldorf GmbH, where he
held the position of CEO for the past 3 years. Prior to BBDO Dusseldorf,
Trautmann was the CEO of Grey Advertising Group in Hamburg. Trautmann held a
number of other leadership positions across agencies in Europe, including
Springer & Jacoby in Hamburg, and Grey Worldwide in Poland and in Dusseldorf.

"McCann Worldgroup has a strong offering, and this is an exciting time to
be part of the company," said Trautmann of his appointment. "McCann
Worldgroup Germany has fantastic clients and a collaborative team of talented
people, and I look forward to working with everyone in the near future."

Trautmann will lead the transformation of McCann Worldgroup Germany,
alongside Helmut Sendlmeier as Chairman, and Peter Roos, who begins in July
as COO of McCann Worldgroup. Trautmann will work to strengthen McCann's
offering in Germany by overseeing several acquisitions in the region and
leading new business efforts, to ensure that McCann Worldgroup Germany is the
cornerstone of the European operation.

About McCann Worldgroup

McCann Worldgroup delivers marketing solutions that transform brands and
grow businesses. The company is comprised of a collaborative roster of
best-in-class agencies that emphasize creativity, innovation, and
performance, including McCann Erickson Worldwide (the world's largest
advertising agency network); MRM Worldwide (digital marketing/relationship
management); Momentum Worldwide (event marketing/promotion); McCann
Healthcare Worldwide (professional/dtc communications); WGEXP (global
production); UM (media management); Weber Shandwick (public relations) and
FutureBrand (consulting/design).

Hallie Johnston, VP, Corporate Communications, Europe, +44(0)-207-961-2056, Hallie.johnston at

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