Atifa Silk
May 31, 2016

Interview: Harris Diamond on how PR prepared him to lead McCann

THE ATIFA SILK INTERVIEW: How a background in PR and politics helps the global chief of McCann Worldgroup steer the network towards a multi-platform future.

While specialists will always exist, Diamond expects the industry’s disciplines to increasingly work together as teams.

With a solid background in politics and PR, Harris Diamond understands corporate business and the challenges his clients are facing. The chairman and chief executive officer of McCann Worldgroup has infused the network with new energy and new blood since taking on the top job in late 2012. Today, Diamond’s empire consists of 24,000 people in more than 100 countries, working for global brands such as Coca-Cola, General Mills, General Motors, L’Oréal, MasterCard, Microsoft, Nestlé...

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