Global Out of Home business association FEPE International has elected Ocean Outdoor Group Chairman Tom Goddard as its new President.
FEPE International represents Out of Home media owners, agencies and technology partners worldwide.
Goddard, who has led CBS Outdoor’s international division, Viacom OOH, Metro Advertising and Maiden Outdoor and is also Chairman of MarketingForce, has been a FEPE board member since 2015.
He takes over from former Clear Channel International Europe President Matthew Dearden.
Dearden says: “In electing Tom as our new President we are fortunate to have someone to lead FEPE to even greater heights as a truly global force in the Out of Home industry at a time of great media change.”
Goddard says: “Under past presidents Antonio Vincenti and then Matthew FEPE has been transformed into a truly dynamic organization, reflecting the growing importance of Out of Home worldwide.
“I hope to continue that process and also help to navigate change as the industry responds to the many and varied challenges facing all media in the digital era.”
FEPE International has also confirmed the appointment of former ISBA director of advertising and media Bob Wootton as its new Executive Director. Wootton succeeds John Ellery, a winner of FEPE’s Lifetime Achievement Award last year, who will be staying with the organization in the newly created post of Ambassador.
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About FEPE International
FEPE International (established in 1959) is the only global Out of Home Association, working to promote and improve the OOH industry on behalf of our members. Board members include the major International companies – JCDecaux, Clear Channel and Exterion, as well as Ströer, Pikasso, and more recently OUTFRONT Media from the US, oOh!Media from Australia and Selvel One from India.
Membership is open to all companies who operate in the OOH sector and as a non-profit Federation funds are reinvested in industry issues such as research and the annual international congress. FEPE are members of EASA and ESOMAR in Europe as well as a founding member of ICAS and also actively works to help the membership with legislation issues within their own countries as well. It also aims to lobby for Out of Home advertising with authorities, international organizations, opinion formers and other elements of the communication media. More information is available at www.fepe.com