GroupM’s newly merged media agency EssenceMediacom has appointed Jill Kelly as its US CEO.
Kelly (pictured, main), whose leadership will be effective October 1, previously served as GroupM’s global CMO, where she led the creation of the company’s Responsible Investment Framework.
Before she came to GroupM in 2019, Kelly served as CMO of Publicis Groupe’s Digitas.
EssenceMediacom will officially launch in January of next year.
The company moved to promote MediaCom’s current US CEO Sasha Savic to global chief innovation officer at EssenceMediacom.
Jason Harrison, who has served as Essence North America’s CEO, has also completed a move to become Choreograph’s global chief solutions officer.