Interpublic Group has today announced that Mish Fletcher will be joining the company, effective immediately, as the company’s first-ever chief growth officer for the Asia-Pacific region.
She will report to Simon Bond, IPG’s senior vice president and chief growth officer.
In this newly created position, Fletcher is IPG’s first regional executive at the holding company level in Asia-Pacific, illustrating the region’s growing prominence as the world’s second largest global advertising region (31%), behind North America. Fletcher will be based in Sydney, Australia, and will work across the region, partnering with IPG agencies to ensure that the company is delivering the best marketing solutions to help drive growth for clients.
Says Philippe Krakowsky, chief executive officer of IPG: “As the complexity of media and marketing continues to increase, we are increasingly seeing clients ask for holistic thinking and solutions. Mish is the right person to ensure that we can deliver on these kinds of briefs. She has all of the requisite expertise, and is also a great fit with our culture, which values and rewards curiosity, creativity and collaboration.
“There are enormous opportunities for companies that embrace digital transformation and adapt to new ways of working. This is why IPG has invested significant resources to combine the power of creativity with the benefits of data and technology, fueling our offerings with a deep understanding of audiences at the individual level, driven by ethical data practices. Mish and her team can deliver these integrated, modern marketing solutions in order to help clients achieve their business goals and thrive in the digital economy.”
Says Bond: “Mish is a true globalist with extensive experience in leveraging data and tech to deliver creative, personalized marketing communications on behalf of brands, at scale. She has deep industry background helping clients drive conversion and effectiveness with their marketing, most recently as chief growth officer of FCB/SIX, where she was part of the leadership team that drove double digit growth in a year of disruption, fueled by a number of significant client wins, and expansion of the agency’s global footprint.”
Says Fletcher: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role which will allow me to leverage key assets that IPG has invested in, including Acxiom, Kinesso, Matterkind, Hedy and IPG Studios on behalf of clients in the region. Uniting these technology, data and agile production capabilities creates a transformational performance machine that has the power to supercharge creativity, bringing new possibilities to marketers, seamlessly and efficiently.”
Since May of 2020, Fletcher was executive vice president, global growth officer at FCB/SIX, the award-winning creative data agency and technology consultancy. Prior to that role, she spent several years as managing director and global head of marketing at Accenture Interactive, where she led a global team driving business growth, and record revenues of $10B in FY19, via new capabilities, thought leadership, demand generation and sales enablement activities. For nearly 15 years, Fletcher was with OgilvyOne Worldwide, most recently as senior partner, worldwide managing director, marketing. She began her professional career at MacLaurin PR in the UK.