The Marketing Group, the world’s leading digital marketing and advertising agglomeration, has named Adam Graham as CEO and executive director.
Graham has over 15 years’ experience leading and growing innovative digital marketing and advertising agencies. At The Marketing Group, he will be responsible for increasing collaboration, partnership and synergies between subsidiary businesses to create a more effective and cohesive client offering. He also brings with him an identified pipeline of high quality, fast growth agencies that could be added to the Group.
Jeremy Harbour, executive chairman, The Marketing Group plc said: “The Board is pleased to welcome Adam Graham to The Marketing Group as our CEO, strengthening our leadership team and corporate governance infrastructure. His experience building and managing digital agencies, together with his industry knowledge and relationships, will be immensely valuable to The Marketing Group. We are confident the company will continue to grow from strength to strength with his vision and guidance.”
Graham served as CEO of Weapon7, a digital communications agency within Omnicom’s BBDO, between 2011 and 2013. Prior to that he co-founded and served as managing director of Saint, the digital arm of WPP’s Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. Earlier in his career, he founded the e-marketing agency 3w Media in the UK and was among the pioneers of internet radio, with the founding of iChoose Radio in 1998.
He joins The Marketing Group from Cact.us, a leading UK-based agency growth consultancy, where he is Managing Consultant. He is also Chair of the British Interactive Media Association and has previously been a council member of the British Advertising Association and the Institute for Practitioners of Advertising.
Graham added: “I am delighted to have joined The Marketing Group as CEO. By bringing together a collaboration of innovative digital agencies under one group we are rapidly creating a company that can compete with the major global networks in terms of service offering and geographical reach. I now look forward to supporting the Group’s continuing growth through our ambitious acquisition strategy of adding mature, profitable, debt-free businesses that build shareholder value and deliver outstanding results for our clients.”