The Omnicom board, once criticized for being dominated by white males and insiders, is much more diverse now with seven women, four African Americans and one Latina.
New Austin-based purpose-driven agency Good Things has already corralled several clients including plant-based food marketer Wicked Kitchen.
The company says new affiliate deals with three companies in the region will help Stagwell clients to better engage with Africa's growing consumer base.
The experience will include gamification and other content, and Havas said it intends to include some recruitment and employee onboarding services.
Erica Hoholick succeeds Richard Ward, who will now focus solely on managing 22Squared's parent company, Guided by Good.
The refreshed identify will be uniform across the more than 30 markets Assembly serves worldwide, with a staff of more than 1,500.
At the request of both sides, the UK regulatory body that oversees M&A transactions has extended until March 3 a deadline for Advanced to make a firm offer commitment or declare its intention not to.
OMD is the longtime incumbent. FedEx spends an estimated $130 million on global media annually, according to COMvergence. About $118 million of that is earmarked for the U.S.
The companies said the deal is designed to help fulfill their joint mission of making content creation more efficient and effective at scale.
The holding company has elevated two FCB executives to jointly run the agency going forward. North America CEO Tyler Turnbull has been upped to Global CEO and Global Chief Creative Officer Susan Credle is adding the role of Global Chair.