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Dan Clays

SpecialityCEO, Omnicom Media Group UK

Dan Clays is Chief Executive of Omnicom Media Group in the UK. He is responsible for the overall business performance, client delivery, and future growth strategy of Omnicom’s media agencies and central operations in the UK. As CEO of OMG, Dan provides oversight, guidance, and support across OMD UK, PHD, Manning Gottlieb OMD, Hearts & Science, alongside OMG’s centres of excellence including DRUM, Fuse, and Unite. Dan has been in Omnicom for 10 years, leading OMD UK over that period as Chief Executive of the agency before taking on the Group-wide leadership. In 2021, OMG UK won the pitches for ComparetheMarket.com, Chanel, Peloton, British Airways, as well as retaining Channel 4 and the UK Government. Prior to OMD UK, Dan spent 12 years at the independent, then Havas owned business Arena, during which time, he spent 9 years leading the digital specialist agency Quantum. His media career started in TV buying at Carat and then PHD. Dan is also Chair of the UK Advertising and Media Industry non-profit education programme Media Smart.