Interpublic innovation arm IPG Mediabrands has appointed Arun Kumar as chief data and marketing technology officer. IPG will also invest tens of millions of dollars to create a more central data and technology infrastructure, an increase over past investments, a company spokesman said.
“We’ve previously stated that Mediabrands is the place where we will further invest behind our already-considerable data and analytics capabilities, so as to develop a data stack and platform that can serve all of our agencies,” said Michael Roth, chairman and CEO of Interpublic, in a statement.
Mr. Kumar, who is currently global president of Mediabrands’ digital ad-buying group Cadreon, will continue to oversee Cadreon while taking on the larger role. He’ll be responsible for development and management of data and technology, as well as the analytics infrastructure within Mediabrands. He will report to Philippe Krakowsky, Chairman of IPG Mediabrands and Chief Strategy Officer for IPG.