NEW YORK—Euro RSCG Worldwide has named Owen Dougherty as chief communications officer. In this newly-created position, Dougherty will be responsible for developing and directing Euro RSCG Worldwide’ s global communications strategy, including all media relations and internal communications. He will also manage the agency’s outreach to the advertising, civic, and business communities.
Peggy Nahmany, Euro RSCG Worldwide’ s global communications director, has relocated to Paris to work with the agency’s parent company, Havas, as director of external relations.
“Owen possesses a wealth of experience in our industry, with a history of effective and powerful communication,” said Jim Heekin, chairman and CEO. “He will take the lead in building the awareness and reputation of the Euro RSCG brand, focused on our distinctive vision-the development of Creative Business Ideas through an integrated ‘Power of One’ organization.”
Dougherty has served for the past four years as executive vice president, director of corporate communications worldwide at J. Walter Thompson. He was also senior vice president, director of corporate communications at Grey Global Group, where he helped implement the formation of the new holding company and global brand positioning and held positions at BBDO Worldwide, True North Communications and its Foote, Cone & Belding advertising agency.