Gustavo Martinez Joins McCann Worldgroup as European President

By Mccann Worldgroup, PRNE
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Martinez Brings 20 Years of Global Experience Across Executive Leadership and New Business Roles to Worldgroup

NEW YORK, February 2, 2011 - McCann Worldgroup announced today it has named Gustavo Martinez as
President of McCann Worldgroup Europe. Martinez will report directly to
global Chief Executive Officer Nick Brien, and will be responsible for
managing and expanding the agency's global client portfolio throughout the
region and driving collaboration across the marketing disciplines in order to
bring integrated solutions to McCann Worldgroup clients.

"I am thrilled to welcome Gustavo to this critically important role on
our leadership team. Gustavo's international background - both in terms of
his broad geographic and diverse business accomplishments - makes him ideal
to lead our transformation in Europe," said Brien. "Gustavo has an enviable
track record managing and expanding business in a number of global markets,
and he possesses the values and skills we need to help transform our clients'
brands and grow their businesses."

Martinez joins McCann Worldgroup from Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, where he
held the position of director of global brand management and global new
business director. Prior to that role, Martinez held a number of other
leadership positions with Ogilvy & Mather, including Latin America regional
chief operating officer, and Latina South region President, Ogilvy & Mather
Argentina. Martinez has also served as head of the McCann Erickson
Communications Group in Barcelona.

"McCann Worldgroup has a very strong offering, and this is an exciting
time to be part of the company. They have a rich heritage, amazing clients
and a global reach that is hard to match," said Gustavo. "My selection to
this role is a honor. I'm delighted to be coming back home."

Martinez is a native of Argentina, but grew up primarily in Spain. He has
lived and worked throughout several countries, including Canada, Switzerland,
Portugal and Italy. Martinez holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad
de Barcelona.

Martinez is taking over responsibilities from Brett Gosper, who will be
leaving McCann Worldgroup to pursue other opportunities.

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).

Mary Perhach, EVP, Chief Communications Officer, McCann Worldgroup, +1-646-865-4024, Fax: +1-917-661-6093, mary.perhach at,

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