Philippa Brown

Philippa Brown

Chief executive PHD Worldwide

Omnicom Media Group

Contact me
  • 07966 161339
  • PhilippaBrown2
  • Orion House, 2nd Floor, 5 Upper St Martin's Lane, London, WC2H 9EA, United Kingdom
My Character:
  • Charismatic
  • Good egg
  • Powerful
  • Social animal
  • Tough
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Bye-bye the decade with no name. What are you relieved to draw a line under?

The obsession with selfies – thankfully.

What’s your biggest hope for the decade ahead?

That we will have political leaders we respect, both here and in the US (I know it's a pipe dream).

And what’s top of your professional to-do list for the 2020s?

Having recently been appointed chief executive of PHD Worldwide, I'm looking forward to travelling the globe, meeting lots of the brilliant PHDers and clients in all countries.

You have to job swap with someone in our industry for one month. Who would it be with and why?

It has to be Jen Neal, general manager for E! News and all red-carpet events. She is a great friend of mine and I know I would enjoy reporting from the Oscars. OK, I might change my selfie comment above if I had this role.

Who is your best friend in the industry and why?

Kevin Brown – enough said.

What do you think the Friday feeling is?

Looking forward to spending the weekend with the hubbie, kids and, when possible, chilling in the New Forest.

Who or what would you put into room 101 and why?

Trump – no need for an explanation.

If you could uninvent one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?

Emails. We get too many and it stops us having proper conversations.

In the spirit of embracing failure… What has been your biggest screw-up?

Taking a new prospective client to Hixter – where they serve chicken in a dramatic way – not knowing he was a vegan. He walked out. Whoops.

What do you do to stay match fit?

The gym and swimming. Staying positive and being thankful for everything: family, job, friends etc.

What would be your darts walk-on music and why?

Hi Ho Silver Lining by Jeff Beck. Its our anthem at Wolves/Molineux.

The lowdown:

Brown switched from UK chief executive of Omnicom Media Group to run PHD globally last July and has thrown herself into the new job – jetting and even helicoptering around the world in a bid to land some big accounts. This fits well with Brown’s other role, drumming up global business for UK adland post Brexit as chair of the Advertising Association.

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