Rob Norman served as chief digital officer of WPP's GroupM prior to his retirement at the end of 2017 after 33 years in the media industry. GroupM is the world's largest media investment group.
During his career, Mr. Norman was regarded as a trusted thought leader and commentator on the disruptive forces in media, advertising, and commerce; much of this was captured in GroupM's “Interaction” report, which he authored from 2007 to 2017 and shared with his 350,000 followers as a LinkedIn Influencer. In his role at GroupM, Mr. Norman advised advertisers in every category from CPG to financial services and telecommunications. He works extensively in both developed and fast growth markets and has maintained close relationships as both customer and advisor with Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, SNAP, NBC Universal, News Corp and many others.
Mr. Norman was a founding member of the Facebook and Twitter client councils. Currently, he sits on the board of BBC Global News Limited and is a governor of the Center for the Digital Future at USC's Annenberg School.