April 2, 2014
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
The New York Times, 620 8th Ave., NYC
Event by invitation only. Limited space available.
As Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of McCann Worldgroup, Harris Diamond leads the world’s largest multi-disciplinary marketing communications network, spanning over 120 countries and 300 cities, with 23,000 employees.
McCann Worldgroup is comprised of eight high-profile companies entrusted with many of the world’s most famous brands: McCann Erickson (the world’s largest advertising agency network); MRM // McCann (digital marketing/CRM); Momentum (event marketing/promotion); McCann Health (professional/dtc communications); Craft Worldwide (global production); UM (media management); Weber Shandwick (public relations); and FutureBrand (consulting/design).
In 2013, McCann Worldgroup’s honors included being the most awarded Health communications network in the world; the most awarded agency network in Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe; the most awarded network by the Webby Awards, the world’s most celebrated digital awards show. Additionally, McCann was the most awarded agency at the D&AD; took home “Best Of Show” honors at the Global One Show awards; and finally, earned the distinction of having the most awarded campaign in the history of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Previously, Harris served as CEO of Interpublic Group’s Constituency Management Group (CMG), encompassing companies including Weber Shandwick and FutureBrand that are part of McCann Worldgroup’s collaborative marketing services offering. Other CMG companies include DeVries Public Relations, GolinHarris, Jack Morton Worldwide, Octagon and Rogers & Cowan.
Among his personal honors, Harris was named “PR Agency Executive of the Decade” by The Holmes Report and has been cited as one of the “100 most influential PR people in the 20th century” by PR Week. Harris speaks regularly on the topics of leadership and reputation around the world and has been a lecturer at Harvard Business School and The Wharton School, among other universities and forums.
Civic and industry posts include serving as Vice Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House of New York and as a Board member of the Ad Council. He is a past Chairman of the Council of Public Relations Firms and has served on the Board of Directors of several public companies.
Earlier in his career, Harris served as a political campaign consultant, working on U.S. gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns, and advising foreign governments and political parties. Harris holds both MBA and JD degrees.
Chairman & CEO