Mr. Bell has 40 years of advertising and marketing industry experience, having served as CEO of three of the largest companies in the industry-Bozell Worldwide, True North Communications and The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. He currently provides strategic branding, digital marketing and public relations services through Belwether Advisors, a consulting sole proprietorship.
Mr. Bell has served as a Senior Advisor to AOL Inc. since 2009. Mr. Bell also served as a Senior Advisor to Google Inc. from 2006 to 2009. He is currently non-executive Chairman of Gyro, an advertising agency focused on business-to-business marketing, and is a member of the boards of directors of Creative Realities, Inc., an integrated experiential design firm that assists retail marketers in creating interactive consumer experiences, and multiple early-stage companies including Double Verify, Your Tango, Resonate Networks, Dstillery, 33Across and PebblePost. He has also served on the boards of multiple publicly-traded companies, including The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. from 2003 to 2005 and PRIMEDIA Inc. from 2001 to 2010.
Mr. Bell was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2007. Skills and Qualifications He brings extensive executive leadership, public company governance and international experience to the Board. He has deep knowledge in traditional and digital advertising and marketing as well as the media and entertainment industries. Mr. Bell also possesses significant entrepreneurial experience in developing new businesses.