NEWS16 July 2020

Salama joins Morning Consult board of directors

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US – Former Kantar chief executive Eric Salama and Karen van Bergen, former chief executive of Omnicom Public Relations Group, have been appointed to the board of data intelligence firm Morning Consult.

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Salama (pictured) stepped down as Kantar’s chief executive in February following the completion of WPP’s sale of 60% of the firm to private equity firm Bain Capital.

He is currently chair of Comic Relief and a senior fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Van Bergen led Omnicom Public Relations Group for four years, and is currently dean of Omnicom University.

Morning Consult offers brand tracking, an economic intelligence tool that provides data on consumer confidence, and polling service Morning Consult Political Intelligence.

Launched in 2014, the company is headquartered in Washington, DC and has offices in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

The appointments follow Morning Consult securing $31m in Series A funding in May in a round led by Lupa Systems and Advance Venture Partners.