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Lisa Donohue

Global Brand President, Starcom Worldwide

As Global Brand President for Starcom Worldwide and member of the Publicis Media global leadership team, Lisa Donohue is driving a next-generation media agency focused on the convergence of media, technology and creativity. Starcom Worldwide is a leading global media agency brand within Publicis Media, part of Publicis Groupe. In her role, Lisa is responsible for global brand vision, culture, partnerships, talent and product excellence, and is enabling the design of unique human experiences with impressive results.

Most recently serving as Starcom USA CEO, Lisa guided that market to exceed challenges on behalf of the world’s leading marketers and new establishment brands, including Airbnb, Samsung, Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, Kellogg’s, Kraft Heinz, Visa and more. In this role she led more than 1,100 employees spanning four U.S. office locations, drove Starcom's industry-leading digital offering and built the agency’s data and analytics practice. 

During her tenure as CEO, Lisa led Starcom to be the most awarded media agency in the country. In 2014, this success led Starcom Mediavest Group to be named Most Effective Agency Network by the North American Effies, Media Network of the Year at Festival of Media and Media Network of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.


Lisa Donohue: 5 things I've learned about leadership

Lisa Donohue: 5 things I've learned about leadership

I was told early on that media was not a leadership role within the agency, but that was where I found my passion, writes Starcom's global brand president.


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