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Conti Out at G2

While we await the imminent announce of new leadership at G2 USA, we’ll quickly answer the deluge of tips that have flowed in about this one following the John Paulson news. Yes, we can confirm that G2 USA president Tom Conti is no longer with the agency. The Conti update comes just a few months after the exec hailed the opening of the agency’s new Philadelphia office. Conti had tallied up four-and-a-half years at G2, first taking the lead at what was then G2 Interactive in Philly. Prior to his most recent gig, which had him overseeing digital and interactive operations in G2′s New York and Pennsylvania offices, Conti spent time on the account/management side at the likes of Ketchum and MRM/Princeton.

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G2 Moves PA Operations to Philly

It’s not necessarily earth-shattering, but perhaps worth noting that as of today, G2 USA has moved its Pennsylvania operations from the small town of North Wales to the big city that is Philadelphia. The move to the new space, which sits at the top of the BNY Mellon Bank building in downtown Philly, is a result of G2′s desire, among other things, to be closer to clients in the area including Campbell’s, Hertz, Pepperidge Farm and J.M. Smucker.

In a statement, G2 USA president Tom Conti says, “As a team of Philadelphians who work and live here, we’re thrilled to officially become G2 Philadelphia.” We’ve been told the staff count in the Philly office is approximately 45.


G2: Still Alive, Adds New Management in NA Offices

Yes, our marathon G2 coverage continues, folks. In the aftermath of the Wendy Lurrie “resignation” yesterday, the agency has sent us some good news, which concerns a changing of the guard in its management team across its national offices. This part of what G2 USA CEO John Paulson previously called a “larger restructuring” of the WPP agency.

Here are some key changes: Tom Conti, who joined the Philly office of  G2 Interactive back in 2008 and is currently president of G2′s Interactive practice, is taking on added responsibilities over the agency’s portfolio of healthcare businesses in the Relationship Marketing practice as well as oversight of the agency’s Media practice. Newbies to G2, meanwhile, include executive director/GM of G2 Chicago, Nancy Leibig (right), once the “business development golden girl” Draftfcb who left after a decade to take on a GM post at DDB Chicago for three years.

Leibig’s San Francisco counterpart will be Brent Shedd, who is taking on the same post in the Bay Area and arrives from Cheil Worldwide subsidiary, One Agency. Prior to that, Shedd had stints at agencies including Ammirati Puris Lintas and The Richards Group.