Mindshare CEO named president of GroupM

Mindshare CEO named president of GroupM


Dominic Proctor has been named president of GroupM, parent company of Mindshare Worldwide, GroupM confirmed on Jan. 26.

GroupM shrinks 2011 forecast to 4.8% growth


Global ad spending will grow by 4.8% in 2011 to $505.8 billion, online media company GroupM said on July 6. The company shaved 1% off its December prediction of 5.8% growth because of the Japanese disasters and unrest in the Middle East.

WPP launches audience buying company Xaxis


Holding company WPP debuted audience buying company Xaxis on June 27 to aggregate consumer data from on- and offline sources to deliver audience profiles to clients for more targeted advertising. The new entity is composed of GroupM and WPP Digital companies B3,, GoldNetwork, GroupM DSP, GroupM Marketplace and MEC.

GroupM develops mobile privacy guidelines


Media agency GroupM has issued privacy guidelines for mobile marketing vendors aimed at preventing the need for government regulation, the firm said June 22. WPP Group-owned Group M developed the guidelines with its mobile marketing agency Joule.

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