'Gray-haired man'

Johnson, Bradley
November 1999
Advertising Age;11/1/1999 Supplement Interactive, Vol. 70, p30
Trade Publication
This article profiles Robert Shaw, CEO of USWeb/CKS in the U.S. USWeb Corp. employed about 1,200 people when Shaw came aboard on the eve of its purchase of CKS Group in December 1998. USWeb/CKS ended 1998 with nearly 2,000 employees--a number that has grown in 1999 to 4,800 through internal growth and acquisition. USWeb/CKS, which offers a range of technology, strategic and marketing/communications services, ranks first on Advertising Age magazine's Interactive 100 list of interactive marketing agencies. Shaw, an accountant by training is not your typical Internet CEO, which is precisely the point. USWeb's founders and board recruited him for his ability to manage and grown an organization. Shaw is intent on building USWeb/CKS through internal growth, but he is also shepherding strategic acquisitions to expand the breadth of services.


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