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Crispin Porter & Bogusky London appoints Helen James as managing director

Crispin Porter & Bogusky announces today that it has hired Helen James from Bartle Bogle Hegarty as Managing Director. James joined BBH ten years ago as strategic business lead, becoming managing partner in 2014. In that role she was central to the leadership team, delivering transformation throughout the agency and its connected businesses. Since last November James also led BBH’s … Continued

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Cannes Lions Chairman Terry Savage to depart after 33 years

Terry Savage, the long-standing chairman of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is set to depart the organisation following the 2018 event. Cannes Lions and parent company Ascential announced the move today, noting Savage’s 33 years associated with Cannes, first representing Australia, then serving as CEO and finally chairman. The news comes as Ascential’s festival embarks on a series … Continued

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WEBER SHANDWICK BOLSTERS GLOBAL DATA SCIENCE, ANALYTICS, SEARCH AND PERFORMANCE MARKETING OFFERING WITH ACQUISITION OF TWO LEADING DIGITAL FIRMS

NEW YORK, December 7, 2017 – Weber Shandwick, a wholly owned unit of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) and one of the world’s leading global communications and engagement firms, today announced its acquisition of two companies that expand the firm’s global data science, analytics, search and performance marketing capabilities: Resolute Digital, a full-service digital marketing and technology firm specialising in audience intelligence and … Continued

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Dentsu Aegis’ Mary Basterfield has joined UKTV as new CFO

Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, has appointed Mary Basterfield as Chief Financial Officer, a lead role in driving the continued successful strategic and commercial growth of the business. Sitting on the Executive Board and reporting to the Chief Executive, Mary is responsible for all financial decision-making at the third largest commercial broadcaster. Working closely with the CEO and the management … Continued

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Gyro Managing Director Kate Howe has been promoted to UK CEO as part of management rejig

Leading business-to-business marketing agency gyro UK has strengthened its full-service offering for clients with an enhanced management line-up following a host of appointments and promotions. Kate Howe, previously managing director, has been promoted to Chief Executive. She will lead gyro’s continued evolution as a full-service B2B marketing agency and work with Liz Jones, CEO of B2B at parent company Dentsu … Continued

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MC&C Media’s Robin Trust promoted to UK Managing Director

MC&C Media have promoted Robin Trust to UK Managing Director from his role of Deputy Managing Director and filling the vacancy left by Mark Jackson’s who is leaving the agency to pursue “other opportunities that are of interest to him” MC&C Media founder Mike Colling said “The business is poised to grow further, structured in three pillars: the main agency … Continued

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Chime CEO Chris Satterthwaite to step down

Chris Satterthwaite, chief executive of Chime Communications, is to depart from the role after 15 years in charge. VCCP’s Adrian Coleman and Matthew Vandrau of Chime Sports Marketing will take over his duties as co-chief executives in January. Satterthwaite said: “I have every confidence that both Adrian and Matthew will be strong leaders of the company, supported by Stephanie Brimacombe, … Continued

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Mother founder Stef Calcraft has been named executive chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland

Dentsu Aegis has sprung what’s probably the biggest surprise so far by choosing Mother founder Stef Calcraft as its new UK and Ireland boss, replacing Tracy De Groose. Founder of Mother Advertising Group, Stef brings an unparalleled breadth of industry experience and an entrepreneurial mindset, spanning all aspects of advertising from brand, creative, media and social & content. Jerry Buhlmann, … Continued

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OMD UK reinvigorates senior leadership line up

OMD UK has announced the promotion of Laura Fenton, David Josephs and Helen Walker to Managing Partners, joining the Agency Leadership Team led by agency CEO Dan Clays. Laura, David and Helen will oversee OMD UK’s 100-person Client Development department, set up to drive integrated service solutions for OMD UK clients.

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Publicis Media has appointed Sue Frogley as its new UK CEO.

Publicis Media has appointed Sue Frogley as UK chief executive, replacing Amanda Morrissey who stepping down as CEO after 18 months to become president of global strategy, Publicis Spine. Iain Jacob, CEO of Publicis Media EMEA, said: “In Amanda and Sue we have two formidable and dynamic leaders and I am delighted they have taken on these vital roles as … Continued

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