MDC Partners promotes Bob Kantor to Chief Marketing and Business Development

Has Significantly Grown Business and Cultivated Collaboration Amongst Partner Firms Throughout the Network

NEW YORK, July 15 /CNW/ - MDC Partners Inc. announced today that they have promoted Bob Kantor to Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer. The promotion comes a year after Mr. Kantor joined the network to lead marketing and business development initiatives. Since that time, Bob has worked with many of the MDC Partners agencies to maximize revenue growth potential, generate new business momentum, develop world-class management practices, and align client needs with respective partner agency core expertise.

In his newly expanded role, Mr. Kantor will continue to develop strategic initiatives for member agencies to grow both organically and through new business development. He is tasked with further developing agency alliances and partnerships as well as building the infrastructure to support this growth. During his tenure at MDC Partners he has counseled a number of agencies on management practices, put together network wide collaborations and overseen a number of key new business pitches and wins. Mr. Kantor was instrumental in the development of the new live MDC Partners website, and was the driver of the collaboration between Wired Magazine and the network on the Wired Disruptive by Design conference in Partnership with MDC Partners, which brought together 300 of the business world's top thought leaders.

Prior to joining MDC, Mr. Kantor was CEO of Publicis NY, President of Lowe & Partners, and founded and built Rotter Kantor, an integrated communications company and Hanger Network, the country's largest green marketing media platform. Throughout his career, Mr. Kantor has helped build the brands of some of the industry's most respected and successful companies including BMW, Coca Cola, Hasbro, L'Oreal, Novartis, P&G, Reebok, Toshiba and Unilever.

"Having run several global agencies and also established successful startups, Bob has a unique perspective on our industry, which puts him in an extraordinary position to offer world class expertise and leadership to our agencies," said Miles Nadal, Chairman and CEO, MDC Partners. "We have an incredible talent base throughout our network, and giving our agencies the tools to apply the most strategic marketing and business development practices and capabilities gives us an undeniable edge in the marketplace. Bob has played a pivotal role in our success since he joined, and I am highly confident that he'll continue with his transformational effectiveness leading our agencies to deliver the highest return on marketing investment for all of our clients."

About MDC Partners Inc.

MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic solutions and services to multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America. Our philosophy emphasizes the utilization of Strategy and Creativity to drive growth and measurable impact. "MDC Partners is The Place Where Great Talent Lives." MDC Partners' Class A shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol "MDCA" and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDZ.A".

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results or objectives to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among other things, the Company's financial performance; risks associated with the effects of economic downturns; ability to attract and retain key clients; ongoing compliance with debt agreements and MDC's ability to satisfy contingent payment obligations when due; and other risk factors set forth in the Company's Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and subsequent SEC filings.

SOURCE MDC Partners Inc.

For further information: For further information: Katie Kempner, Sr. VP, Corporate Communications, 305-646-7366,

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