It’s been a year and a half since Dimitri Maex joined IPG Mediabrands’ Initiative as global CEO, and the agency has already redesigned its processes and teams around integrating what he calls “fame and flow” — in other words, building brand love and recognition while creating seamless customer experiences.
Maex, who was previously global CEO at Reprise, has been an early adopter of AI, hiring a chief AI officer in early 2021, before ChatGPT was a blip on most people’s radar. He’s now thinking about how to apply the technology across people, processes and products that enhance Initiative's services and client outcomes.
In this episode, Maex also chats about major trends he’s watching in the media space and touches on the balance between pitching and organic growth, amid news of a major Amazon review, on which Initiative is the incumbent.
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