The move marks a return to IPG for Kelley, who previously served as the North America CEO and president of global clients at IPG Mediabrands. Kelley, who joined Dentsu in 2019, was also global CEO of UM, the IPG media agency.
“IPG is where I learned the importance of ‘work you love, with people you love’—a beautiful statement coined by The Martin Agency’s late and amazing Mike Hughes,” Kelley said in a statement. “Our industry is the ultimate team sport, and I am excited to return to the field with IPG’s dynamic leaders and strong agency brands.”
Kelley “has played an important role over the last four years and we appreciate her leadership,” a Dentsu spokesman said in a statement.