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Creston Group CEO Barrie Brien Steps Down

After 12 years of growing Creston and subsidiary Unlimited Group holding company, Group CEO Barrie Brien is stepping down. The move follows the firm’s sale to DBAY Advisors last year for and estimated $95 million. Creston sold to DBay Advisors in 2016 for £75.8m and then became a private company. Brien will assist in an “orderly transition” until the end … Continued

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Over a third of people have job applications turned DOWN because of their social media profiles.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn posts are often checked by employers prior to interviews. According to a recent study, 36 per cent of prospective job candidates have their applications rejected after their social profiles are checked by employers.  In addition, over half (56 per cent) of recruiters admitted that an applicant’s online reputation has an influence over whether they are … Continued

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Fergus Hay has been appointed as CEO and partner at Leagas Delaney

Leagas Delaney has appointed Ogilvy Asia-Pacific’s Fergus Hay as its chief executive and partner. Hay was most recently based in Singapore as Social@Ogilvy’s managing director for Asia-Pacific and managing director of global brand management for Ogilvy Asia-Pacific. Hay has been tasked with leading Leagas Delaney alongside the agency’s chairman and co-founder Tim Delaney and help ‘transform’ the business, updating it … Continued

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PHD Promotes Verica Djurdjevic to UK CEO

PHD has announced the promotion of Verica Djurdjevic from managing director to CEO of its UK offices. Verica will take up the position in April, succeeding Daren Rubins, who is joining executive search and consultancy firm The Lighthouse Company as CEO. Verica joined PHD in 2009 from MEC and was promoted to managing director in 2013. In her time at … Continued

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Former Grayling COO Rav Singh has been appointed as the new global CEO of digital marketing and comms agency Caliber Interactive.

Singh has previously held senior posts at MMD Corporate & Public Affairs, Grayling and Huntsworth, as well as MHP Communications. Most recently, he was COO at The Moment Content Company – a spin-out of TV production firm Twofour Group. Singh has been appointed ‘to drive forward the strategic growth of the business’, which operates out of offices in London, Dubai … Continued

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Omnicom Group has announced that 48% of its UK senior management team is made up of women.

Omnicom has released figures today that shows 48% of its UK senior management team is made up of women, to coincide with International Women’s Day and with its third annual Omniwomen UK Leadership Summit, a training day designed to increase the influence and number of female leaders across the network. This is up on the UK industry’s average of 30.2% … Continued

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Mindshare appoints Joanna Lyall to new MD role

Mindshare has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Joanna Lyall to newly created role of UK managing director and Richard Kelly to head of exchange. Lyall was previously chief commercial officer for Mindshare and joined the agency in 1998. She is credited with tailoring how Mindshare connects and communicates with its clients and is also one of the … Continued

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WPP enjoys record year courtesy of the pound’s depreciation and acquisitions

WPP has brushed aside Brexit fears by having a record year at a time when other agency groups have struggled, with net profit skyrocketing 20.6% to £1.5bn. Most recently, WPP-owned M/SIX won the £100m Sainsbury’s media account off PHD. While this doesn’t impact the group’s 2016 results, it further underscores the group’s winning strategy. Not all is rosy in the … Continued

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5 Reasons you didn’t get the job after a great interview

Interviews are a minefield. It’s difficult to tell, if it went well or badly, if the interviewer has a great poker face or they really don’t like you. Here are some reasons that you might have been rejected for the job, despite (what you thought was) a great interview. Law of numbers You need to consider that for every vacancy … Continued

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Job Interviews – Five common mistakes that could cost you the job

Job interviews, we’ve all been to them, you win some, you lose some. But could altering a few things mean you win more? Let’s consider some of the crucial things that you could overlook that have the potential to drop you down the rankings into second place.   1.Timekeeping Timekeeping is an age old gripe of employers. Being on time … Continued

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