Omnicom Taps Kathleen Saxton As First Global CMO

Omnicom Group has appointed Kathleen Saxton as Chief Marketing Officer, effective January 1. 

In this new position, Saxton will be responsible for marketing Omnicom’s capabilities and its omni-channel solutions for global enterprise clients. 

Saxton joins from MediaLink where she served as Managing Director EMEA, responsible for strategic consulting, agency selection, talent advisory, marketing and sales. 

She is also co-founder of Advertising Week Europe. Previously, she ran her own talent advisory firm, The Lighthouse, for a decade and held marketing positions at Sky Television, Saatchi and PHD. 

“Kathleen steps into this role with a deep understanding of the solutions that modern global clients want in order to succeed in a transformed consumer world,” said Daryl Simm, President and Chief Operating Officer of Omnicom Group. 

Saxton sits on the board of NSPCC Childline and is an active member of WACL (Women in Advertising and Communications Leadership). She is also a mentor for the UK government’s Speakers For Schools program.

She plans to relocate to New York from London early next year.





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