Dentsu Names New Global Chief Strategy Officer

6 months ago

Hamish Kinniburgh has been appointed the global chief strategy and consultancy officer 

Dentsu has announced a strategic senior global hire, joining the London team.

Hamish Kinniburgh is being welcomed as the Global Chief Strategy & Consultancy Officer for all media agencies within dentsu. He will be based out of London, joining the executive leadership team – he will be responsible for elevating the strategic output of client teams worldwide through its network of global media agencies.

With a 20+ year track record of driving business outcomes for the world’s biggest and newest brands  across USA, EMEA and the UK, Kinniburgh has proven himself as strategic marketing leader.

Prior to  joining dentsu, Kinniburgh held the Global Chief Consultancy Officer position at Mediabrands and also  the Global Chief Strategy Officer at UM in New York. 

Hamish Kinnibugh – Global Chief Strategy and Consultancy Officer

Hamish will be part of the newly established Media practice within dentsu, reporting to Will Swayne in his new role as Global Practice President – Media. Swayne says of the appointment: “We’re at  momentous moment for media right now as the landscape is changing at an astonishing pace and, this is impacting how clients perceive and partner with their agencies.

  • “I couldn’t be happier to  welcome Hamish into the dentsu team. He has joined us at the perfect time, to bring his vast  experience in both strategy and consultancy to our business, helping us unlock the untapped potential for clients and accelerate strong and sustainable growth.”

This new role in the organisation has been created to help bring together key specialisms within dentsu including Insight, Planning, Strategy and Media Effectiveness, as well as align thinking, capabilities and expertise from around the world.

Hamish said: “dentsu  offers something different to the industry and has a really exciting vision– not only in the way we approach a client’s objectives, but also because of our integration, specialist expertise and Japanese  heritage.

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at such an exciting time of change and  opportunity in our industry.

“Collaborating with the teams across dentsu to drive business successes as well as the societal gains we can achieve through our work.”

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