Aegis' Angela Courtin Promoted to U.S. President

Prior to Joining Agency Group, Held Content and Marketing Roles at MTV and MySpace

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Angela Courtin
Angela Courtin

Aegis Media's Angela Courtin has been promoted to the newly-created role of U.S. president of Aegis Media.

She will continue to report to Nigel Morris, CEO of Aegis Media Americas & EMEA, and oversee across all of Aegis Media's businesses in the U.S., including Carat, Isobar, Vizeum, Posterscope, Team Epic, Copernicus and iProspect.

Ms. Courtin -- who was an Ad Age Woman to Watch this year -- joined Aegis Media in 2011 as exec VP-content. Since taking on the role, she has spearheaded the launch of branded content unit The Story Lab and overseen content strategy across Aegis shops. Her work has touched clients such as GM, Macy's, Pernod Ricard and Adidas. Before landing on the agency side, she was co-head of integrated marketing at MTV and led marketing, entertainment and content at MySpace. She also worked as associate producer of the HBO series "Big Love."

"Our mission is to find new ways to reach and engage people, empower them with great content, and ultimately drive true business outcomes for our partners," said Ms. Courtin in a statement.
"I fundamentally believe that media must evolve to meet this challenge...This is the way our business is headed, and it's exciting to be at the forefront of this change."

In 2011, when Nigel Morris was promoted from CEO of Aegis Media North America to CEO of Aegis Media for the Americas, he merged the dispersed agency groups -- Carat, Isobar, Vizeum, Posterscope, Team Epic, Copernicus and iProspect -- onto a single P&L and promoted Doug Ray to U.S. president of Carat. Since then, Carat has been on an upswing. Mr. Ray now serves as global CEO of Carat and Mr. Morris has added Aegis EMEA to his remit.

Dentsu completed its acquisition of Aegis early this year.

"[Ms. Courtin] has a unique understanding of how content and media can be leveraged in innovative ways to deliver results and value to brands, as well as marketing and storytelling expertise that will drive our clients' businesses forward," said Mr. Morris in a statement.

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