Breakfast with Tim Love, CEO Omnicon Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa, Feb 23, 2010

Date: Tue, Feb 23
Time: 08:00 – 09:30
Place:New World Hotel
Cost: vnd 550,000

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Event Background

Tim Love is coming to Vietnam to have a look at one of the world’s fasting growing advertising markets, and one of Asia’s fasting growing economies.

Join Tim and leaders of the marketing and communications services industry in Vietnam to discuss key ideas and concepts that will drive businesses and society this year.


08:00 Registration of Participants
08:20 Breakfast is served
08:30 Welcome and Introduction
08:35 Remarks by Tim Love
08:45 Questions & Answers / Discussion
09:30 Event ends

About Tim Love

Tim Love Omicron CEO APIMA Asia Pacific India Tim Love is Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom’s Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa (APIMA) region. Omnicom is a leading worldwide marketing and communications services company. Tim is responsible for helping Omnicom and its clients be more collaborative and effective at global brand-building, areas in which his own background and expertise make him particularly well suited for the challenge. His experience is diverse and extensive, providing him with the unusual perspective of a true citizen of the world.

An active member of the advertising and international business community, Tim serves on several boards and advisory committees including the Advertising Council, the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Heart of America Foundation, the Yale School of Management’s Center for Customer Insight and the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT). He also has been a member of the 4A’s Government Relations Council and has served on self-regulatory panels for the National Advertising Review Council.

Tim was a founding member and first chairman of the 4A’s Minority Advertising Internship program, a former board member of The Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is a founding member and current advisor for Business for Diplomatic Action (BDA), an industry volunteer organization focused on improving international business cooperation.

He has had numerous articles published from his insights, and presented an array of papers and speeches on globalization, and consumer and cultural understanding. He has been a guest lecturer at many venues worldwide−including Oxford, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia universities, the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Security at Ohio State, the United Nations Business Council and the Tokyo Foreign Correspondence Club. He has been keynote speaker at ESOMAR in Berlin, where he delivered “Ecologism: The Evolution of Consumerism in the Age of Ecology,” at Brazil’s 2007 “MaxiMidia” Conference, AAF’s 100th Anniversary Conference, the Yahoo Creative Summit at the Museum of Television and Radio in Hollywood, and at numerous global client gatherings.

Three of his key themes:

Think Like The Sun,”

The Race for Ideas,”

and “Advertising Industry Manifesto

have been published. He was also invited by the U.S. State Department to write a white paper on the issue of rising anti-Americanism following 9/11. Excerpts of this paper, titled “Walk the Talk: Think Like the Sun,” were published in 2003 by Advertising Age and featured in 2004 in a book America The Brand (by authors Blaisse and Fuchs). A book Think Like The Sun: The Secret to Building Global Lovemark Brands was published in 2001. Many of his works, including his most recent lectures at Oxford’s SAID School of Business, titled “Y2K84,” and “Does Advertising Have A Moral Conscience,” can be found on

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Over the course of his 37-year career, Tim has held senior client relationship positions in the US and abroad. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom’s APIMA operations, Tim was Vice-Chairman of Omnicom Group. Before joining Omnicom he was President, Global Clients, at TBWA Worldwide, where he was responsible for the agency’s largest global client, Nissan Motor Company, and was based in Tokyo.

Before joining TBWA in May 2004, Tim was Vice-Chairman—International, at Saatchi & Saatchi, serving as relationship manager for the Publicis Groupe’s global portfolio of Procter & Gamble business (124 brands) across four agency networks. During that time, he also supervised the UBS Wealth Management account and served on the worldwide board of directors for Saatchi & Saatchi.

Tim began his career in advertising after graduating with a master’s degree in communication from the University of Illinois, where he was a James Webb Young Scholar and was named “Most Outstanding Graduate” by the school in 1972. His undergraduate work was performed at Miami University in Ohio, where he had a dual major in marketing and fine arts design.

In 1992 while with D’Arcy Worldwide, Tim moved to Brussels, Belgium, and assumed overall leadership of that agency’s P&G business worldwide. He was instrumental in helping P&G globally extend their spectrum of brands. During this time, he led important expansions into Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, also helping P&G launch Crest in China and introducing the Always feminine hygiene brand globally, including in the culturally challenging markets of Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Russia, India and China. He oversaw the agency’s Pampers business, winning an award from the United Nations Environmental Program for responsible marketing in 1992.

Prior to joining D’Arcy Tim headed his own agency, Tim Love Advertising. The agency created successful national advertising for Lenscrafters, British Knights, Zena Jeans and the National Committee for Adoption. His creative work on behalf of the National Committee for Adoption won recognitions from the EFFIE, TELLY and the International Broadcast Awards.

His first assignment in advertising was for the Ad Councils’ public service campaign for the Peace Corps. Mr. Love remarked of his early beginnings: “Working with the Ad Council on the Peace Corps campaign imprinted on me that advertising is a noble career which can help improve lives.”

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