IPG Taps Joe Kelly as SVP/ Talent

New York, NY – November 16, 2015 – Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) announced today that Joe Kelly will be joining the holding company as SVP/Talent, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Kelly will work with the senior corporate team and his colleagues within the agencies to assess needs, ensure top talent is in place and further enhance the systems that the company has created to support its talent initiatives. Mr. Kelly will report to Philippe Krakowsky, EVP, Chief Strategy and Talent Officer.

“Joe is outstanding when it comes to understanding the needs of our companies, as well as recruiting and developing talented individuals,” said Mr. Krakowsky. “We are very pleased that Joe is joining us – he has worked across a number of our agencies and the perspective he brings will be vital as we continue to compete for talent, which is ultimately the greatest differentiator in our industry.”

Mr. Kelly has been with McCann for the past six years as Chief Talent Officer. Before that, held a similar position with IPG Mediabrands. He’s also worked with Lowe Worldwide and at IPG’s corporate offices during the late 1990s.

“Joining IPG corporate is a terrific opportunity,” commented Mr. Kelly. “IPG’s agencies span every marketing discipline and offer best-in-class services across the globe. I look forward to working with the company and its agencies to ensure that we continue to recruit, develop and retain the industry’s top talent to produce the best work possible for clients,” he continued.

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Interpublic is one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include BPN, Craft, FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding), FutureBrand, Golin, Huge, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, MAGNA GLOBAL, McCann, Momentum, MRM//McCann, Mullen Lowe Group, Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Other leading brands include Avrett Free Ginsberg, Campbell Ewald, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, ID Media and The Martin Agency. For more information, please visit www.interpublic.com.

SOURCE: Interpublic