Omnicom has split the role of president of its Diversified Agency
Services unit previously held by Peter Jones. DAS European managing
director Michael Birkin has been given the new role of president of
international operations, while Thomas Harrison, currently president of
Omnicom’s healthcare group Diversified Healthcare Communications becomes
president of DAS US operations.
DAS includes 21 specialist marketing services agencies including PR
agencies Ketchum, Countrywide Porter Novelli and Gavin Anderson.