New GroupM Global CEO Christian Juhl Has Big Ambitions, But Faces Challenges

GroupM has a new global boss. Christian Juhl, the former global CEO of Essence, was named global CEO of media buying giant GroupM on Tuesday. Juhl takes over for Kelly Clark, who joined as global CEO in 2016 with a three-year commitment to the role. Essence has not yet named a successor for Juhl, butContinue reading »

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How Digital Agency Essence Hopes To Bring Addressability To TV

Last year, the GroupM digital agency Essence broke into traditional TV. Now, Essence is working with all of the major TV networks to sell their inventory in a more addressable way, said CEO Christian Juhl. “We’re trying to work with major publishers on changing the way they sell media,” he said. “But the things we’reContinue reading »

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What Would The Media Plan Look Like Without Facebook?

While Facebook’s earnings last Tuesday prove that marketers still spend, some wonder if consumer backlash against the platform could one day damage brands advertising on it. “The slow stream of press has caused more angst and questions,” said James Douglas, executive director and head of media at performance agency Reprise. “Every day it seems likeContinue reading »

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Essence CEO Christian Juhl Brings A Programmatic Mindset To Traditional Media

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While most agencies are still trying to wrap their heads around programmatic, digital agency Essence is expanding into the linear world. When it launched as a digital agency in 2005, Essence didn’t bother investing in traditional media, said Global CEO Christian Juhl. Instead, it would wait until traditional media became digitized and the market naturallyContinue reading »

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