Bentley to Build on Monumental Year at Porter Novelli
Porter Novelli, one of the world’s leading Purpose communication consultancies, announced that David Bentley will assume the role of chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. As CEO, Bentley will continue to build on the organization’s mission to help companies and brands find, live and tell their purpose in order to make an impact and drive business results. This exciting announcement follows Porter Novelli’s selection as PRWeek’s Best Place to Work Large Agency, PRWeek’s inaugural Purpose Agency of the Year and PRWeek/PR Council’s Best Diversity Initiative Agency of the Year in 2019.
“It is an honor and privilege to join the ranks as CEO of the historic organization that is Porter Novelli. For more than 45 years, this company has successfully counseled clients and delivered award-winning work, all while making a positive impact,” said Bentley. “I am inspired by their work to date and am eager to help propel the organization swiftly and effectively into the future – for our people, our clients and our business.”
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Bentley brings to Porter Novelli a deep background in digital and business strategy. He has spent his career both in agencies and most recently as a senior leader at McKinsey & Company, helping clients build new businesses, reimagining existing businesses and counseling CEOs on meeting the demands of today’s modern market.
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“David’s diversity of experience across both agencies and consultancies gives him a unique understanding of today’s market dynamics,” said John Doolittle, acting CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group. “Having spent his career creating, and innovating traditional businesses, he is well suited to lead Porter Novelli into the future as a global consultancy.”
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