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John Dooner

John Dooner


Chairman and chief executive


McCann Worldgroup

Work Telephone

+1 646 865 2000.


622 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017


1st August 1948


Anything from Jimmy Buffet.


Anything by James Patterson.

Breakfast radio show

Don Imus (AM Radio).

Career history

Started out in the media department of Grey Advertising. More than 30 years at Interpublic, first at Marschalk (now Lowe Worldwide). Joined McCann in 1984 as a worldwide account director, rising to chairman and chief executive in 1995, followed by three years at the Interpublic Group, McCann's parent, also as chairman and chief executive. In 1997, created and launched McCann Worldgroup.

Everyone's saying

The cigar-chomping McCann boss is the typical old-school Madison Avenue adman. He's said to be very disillusioned with the ongoing problems at McCann's IPG parent and some reckon he wouldn't be averse to buying McCann out using equity funding.


Wife and daughter.

Favourite ad

I have many.

Favourite technology

XBox 360.

Greatest achievement

My family.

Magazine (professional)

Campaign, of course.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Don Keough.

Sunday newspaper

The New York Times.

TV programme

Anything but reality shows.


What car do you own

Cadillac SRX; Cadillac CTS; GMC Envoy.

What principle defines your working life

Refuse to lose.

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