JWT chief leaves Brazil post after one week

Julian Neuberger, J Walter Thompson’s newly installed media vice-president for Latin America, has left his Brazil post after only a week because of “irreconcilable contractual differences”.

The former chief executive of Media Solutions, who left last month (MW May 31), would not give any reason for his departure from the position, based in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, except contract problems.

Neuberger says he is not returning to his former job, where he has since been replaced by media planning director Peter Williamson.

Neuberger left for Brazil last month on a recon-naissance trip, and was to have taken over clients including Unilever, Esso, Kellogg, Kodak and Nestlé.

A JWT spokesman was unable to confirm the reason for the departure. He says Neuberger has not been offered another job at the agency.

However, it is understood that problems may have arisen over salary, and that Neuberger could still try to resolve them in talks with JWT.

In addition, Neuberger may have had second thoughts about moving his family to Brazil.

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