John Montgomery is the COO of GroupM Interaction in North America.
John joined Ogilvy in 1989 in South Africa as media director and launched MindShare in that country. In the early 90’s he moved into strategy and general management and since then, has managed research and strategic planning, lead OgilvyOne and for the final three years he spent in South Africa, was Managing Director of the Ogilvy Group in Cape Town, one of the most creative agencies in the Ogilvy Worldwide Network.
In 2001, John was appointed as CEO, Ogilvy Group Netherlands, where he was responsible for all the Ogilvy and affiliated companies in Amsterdam.
John moved to New York at the beginning of 2004 to lead mOne in North America, the Interactive media practice for MindShare and Ogilvy and was subsequently appointed as Global CEO of MindShare Interaction in 2006.
He was appointed as COO of GroupM Interaction in 2008.
As part of his portfolio, John leads GroupM’s privacy and data strategy for digital and works closely with industry bodies that help set policy in these areas.
GroupM Interaction is now a network of more than 750 digital specialists across North America. It serves as the parent company to WPP media agencies including MediaCom, Maxus, Mediaedge :CIA and MindShare.
John can re reached at email@example.com.