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TBWA\London Completes Management Team with Sara Tate as CEO

TBWA\London have announced that Sara Tate will be taking the helm of the agency as CEO. Sara joined Lucky Generals as a partner in March, shortly after the agency announced that it had sold a majority stake to TBWA Worldwide and would be operating within a new TBWA UK Group structure. The move completes the new senior management lineup at … Continued

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Publicis Groupe crown Steve King as new UK supremo

The rise of Steve King  at Publicis continues with news that Publicis Groupe have passed responsibility for entire UK business to Steve King. In his new role, King’s UK responsibilities will span the four solution hubs, Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Health. He will look to encourage the different businesses to work together more closely on client briefs. … Continued

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Wunderman promotes Stephan Pretorius to UK group CEO

WPP digital agency Wunderman has appointed Stephan Pretorius to the position of UK group chief executive. As well as Wunderman London, Pretorius will also manage Acceleration, Burrows, Cognifide, Fusepump, Salmon, and Possible. One of Pretorius’s priorities will be to offer clients a seamless array of services across Wunderman’s constituent businesses, from digital strategy, events, ecommerce, content, marketing technology and digital … Continued

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Havas New York buys The 88 digital agency

Havas Group has acquired New York-based digital/social boutique agency The 88, for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2010 by Harry Bernstein, The 88, has built a reputation in creative services, influence, content creation and social media management for fashion, lifestyle and consumer brands. Bernstein said: “Seven years ago when I started The 88, I didn’t set out to build a … Continued

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MAA appoints Rebecca Crook as Managing Director

The Marketing Agencies Association has appointed Rebecca Crook as its new managing director, filling the vacancy left by Scott Knox’s departure last year. Crook will join the MAA on 3rd October from transformation and innovation business The BIO Agency, where she is the Chief Marketing Officer. With Crook comes 19 years of agency experience, including management roles at ehs:brann, Rapier, … Continued

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Edelman’s MD Nick Barron has been named deputy CEO of MHP

An Edelman statement said: “After more than 12 years at Edelman, Nick Barron has made the decision to take on a new challenge and is moving to pastures new. Nick successfully led our corporate practice for almost three years and has been a fantastic leader and colleague. We would like to thank Nick for the big contribution he has made … Continued

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Havas has appointed Maxus’s deputy managing director Stephanie Marks as managing director of Havas Media.

Reporting to Havas Media UK and International chief executive officer Matt Adams, Marks will use her media planning expertise across clients including the BBC, Apple Beats, Kia, PayPal, Axa and Hyundai. With more than 15 years’ experience within the media industry, Marks has a strong background in media planning across a range of blue chip clients as well as leading … Continued

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WPP unveils Wavemaker will be the name of the agency formed by the merger of MEC and Maxus.

The new agency to be created from the merger between MEC and Maxus will be named Wavemaker, WPP has announced – saying the name reflects the agency’s heritage, born from WPP and GroupM. Tim Castree, who will act as global CEO, said of the new business: “Our purpose is to provide advertisers with the power to transform and grow their … Continued

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Bell Pottinger stripped of trade body membership for ‘fuelling racial tensions’ in South African

In a damning statement, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) said on Tuesday that Bell Pottinger — whose clients range from multinational businesses to governments, public sector organisations, entrepreneurs and some of the world’s richest individuals — had “brought the PR and communications industry into disrepute”. It followed a complaint by South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance … Continued

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Zenith appoints Rian Shah to new leadership role

Zenith has hired Rian Shah for a new London-based leadership role focused on driving brand growth for clients. Reporting to Zenith’s Global Brand President Vittorio Bonori, Rian will join the network in September as Managing Director, UK Hub. In this new role, Rian will focus on driving collaboration for global, regional and local clients. He will become a member of … Continued

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