Cunningham joins Universal McCann

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Universal McCann, the media arm of McCann-Erickson Worldwide, hired Sean Cunningham, 39, as exec VP-media director of the New York office. Mr. Cunningham held the same position at sister Interpublic Group of Cos. agency Lowe Lintas & Partners Worldwide. Mark Stewart, Universal McCann's exec VP- North American media director, has been handling the duties of the New York media team. The new appointment frees Mr. Stewart to concentrate on North America business. In his new post, Mr. Cunningham will be responsible for more than $2 billion worth of media spending. Universal McCann's billings in North America are about $5 billion. Before working at Lowe Lintas, Mr. Cunningham was media director at Ammirati & Puris, and in 1994 he established Ammirati Puris Lintas' Toronto media department, which he ran for two years.

Copyright July 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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