Nick Brien
Nick Brien

Nick Brien is the global CEO of iCrossing and President of Hearst Magazine Marketing Services. He is also a non-executive board director of Outfront Media, the US leading out-of-home company, as well as an active fundraiser and board director for the JDRF.

Until November 2012, Nick was the Chairman & CEO of McCann Worldgroup, a post he assumed in April 2010. Prior to joining McCann Worldgroup, Nick created and managed IPG Mediabrands, one of the industry's premier media management companies. While there, he focused on reinventing the media agency model and imagining new approaches for delivering marketing innovation to its clients. Recognition for the success of his vision included the 2010 Media Holding Company of the Year honors. In his prior role as Global CEO of UM, he reinvigorated the global media network, spurring dramatic growth and numerous awards for global innovation and media-led creativity.

A highly regarded industry expert, Nick's keynotes include DMEXCO, Cannes Lions, Asia's Spikes Convention, various Ad Age Conferences and the EuroBest Festival. He is a past recipient of Advertising Age's Media Maven accolade and is an active industry leader. He has served as a board member for The Advertising Council, as well as the International Council for the Paley Center for Media.


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