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CEO Chris Whitson parts company with MRM Meteorite

Chris Whitson has left MRM Meteorite less than a year after he was promoted to joint chief executive of the agency. Chris Whitson has stepped down from his role as CEO MRM Meteorite after less than a year to focus on new projects, according to Nicky Bullard, the agency’s chairman. Having moved to MRM Meteorite last year as chief strategy … Continued

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WPP’s GroupM shifts Maxus chiefs Nick Baughan and Steve Williams to Essence

Essence, the WPP media agency, has appointed Maxus leaders Nick Baughan and Steve Williams as chief executives of EMEA and North America respectively. The hires follow the announcement earlier this month that WPP would merge Maxus and MEC as part of a move that would see it invest in building out Essence, which the holding company bought in 2015. Nick … Continued

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Stink Studios has promoted James Britton to Global Managing Director as Chief Executive Mark Pytlik resigns.

James Britton, MD of Stink Studios Europe has been promoted to Global Managing Director. CEO Mark Pytlik has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Reporting into Stinks Global Chief Executive, James Morris, Britton will be tasked with working across the network and helping further develop the company’s offer as a full-service creative studio in film, technology and content to ambitious modern … Continued

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WPP merges MEC and Maxus

WPP’s GroupM has consolidated MEC and Maxus amid what it described as “a very competitive marketplace” with cost savings from the merger to be used to fund the expansion of digital ad agency Essence. The agency, which has not yet been named, will be led by MEC’s global chief executive, Tim Castree. Group M’s portfolio will now comprise three global … Continued

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Possible London appoint former Google business leader Jo Hagger as its first ever UK Managing Director.

Jo Hagger, EMEA business partner at Google, has joined WPP’s Possible as UK managing director. Based in the London office, Hagger will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the agency when she starts on 5 June. Jagger will liaise closely with Lizzie Snell, another new arrival as head of client services, in a role which will put her people … Continued

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How to be a great candidate…

We spend a great deal of time focusing on the importance of how you join an organisation and the impression you make in those critical on-boarding weeks. Equally, there is much advice available about how to resign and exit a business with credibility and dignity intact. But what about the way to manage your job search and the companies and … Continued

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M&C Saatchi London Names Giles Hedger of FCB Inferno as Its New Chief Executive Officer

The London office of M&C Saatchi announced that Giles Hedger, a veteran of the FCB and Leo Burnett organizations, would be its new chief executive officer. When he starts in the summer, Hedger will be in charge of setting the direction of M&C Saatchi, which has been without a chief executive since Tom Bazeley left in August last year. Hedger … Continued

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IPG Mediabrands Global CEO Henry Tajer Leaves Agency

IPG Mediabrands global CEO Henry Tajer is set to leave the business after just two years, to move back to Sydney. According to a report, Tajer will not be replaced as CEO at the holding company’s media agency network. He will return to Sydney for what the memo suggests are family reasons, while Philippe Krakowsky, chairman of IPG Mediabrands, will … Continued

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How to Talk About a Short Job Stint in Interviews

What a world it would be if we could all strut into interviews feeling completely confident and qualified. But, if you’ve ever job hunted before, you know this typically isn’t the way things work. Instead, there’s usually at least one pesky, negative thought that keeps echoing around in your brain, causing you to feel as if you aren’t quite good … Continued

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The Martin Agency’s managing director Olivia Browne to replace Natalie Graeme at Grey London

Grey London has poached The Martin Agency’s managing director Olivia Browne to replace Natalie Graeme at the WPP agency. Browne fills the final spot on the creative agency’s executive management team, following Graeme’s departure last year alongside chairman and chief creative officer Nils Leonard and chief executive Lucy Jameson. Having joined The Martin Agency in April 2016 as its first … Continued

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