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Former Oath UK MD Nigel Clarkson joins Exterion Media

The former managing director of Oath, Nigel Clarkson, has been appointed as Exterion Media’s chief revenue officer. Clarkson who departed Oath last December after an internal investigation found that he had “breached” Oath’s standards of “business conduct and Oath values”, will join Exterion Media on 16 April and will report directly to UK managing director, Dave King. Dave King commented: … Continued

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Ad Association calls for EU governments to make an agreement on a renewed data protection policy post-Brexit

European advertising and media associations call for EU Governments to recognise the need for deep alignment on data protection between EU27 and the UK after Brexit. Ahead of the European Council discussions on 22 and 23 March on the Brexit transitional period and in light of the 19 January Commission notice to stakeholders on the withdrawal of the UK and … Continued

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F1 appoints Ogilvy UK as first ever customer marketing agency

F1 announces the appointment of Ogilvy UK as its first official Customer Marketing Agency, as the brand looks to drive reappraisal of the F1 sport globally. Ogilvy has been tasked with developing the customer engagement programmes to drive engagement with F1 and membership of F1’s new OTT product, F1 TV, as the brand places focus on bringing the F1 sport … Continued

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Burns Group New York Names Joanne McKinney As It’s First CEO

Burns Group promoted chief strategy officer Joanne McKinney, naming her the agency’s first CEO. As Burns Group’s first chief executive, McKinney will continue to oversee the agency’s strategic offering, while also focusing on current and prospective client relationships and taking responsibility for the future vision for the agency.

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Karmarama hires John Doe MD Rosie Holden

Karmarama has hired former managing director of John Doe, Rosie Holden to lead its PR and social influencer discipline. The news comes as Karmarama’s PR arm Kaper transitions to operate under the Karmarama brand. Rosie will work across the group to drive communications ideas that have cultural currency at their heart and starts in her new role April 3rd. Meanwhile, … Continued

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Droga5 London names Ashley Shack as new “Director of Talent”

Ashley Shack formerly the creative and design recruiter at Wieden+Kennedy London has joined Droga5 as Director of Talent. Ashley joins the management team at Droga5 London, reporting to Chief Creative Officer David Kolbusz, Chief Strategy Officer Dylan Williams and CEO Bill Scott. In a statement Ashley said “I couldn’t have picked a better time to join Droga5 London. The office … Continued

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IPG appoints Erica Schmidt as first female global CEO of Cadreon.

Cadreon, the adtech specialist unit of IPG Mediabrands, has appointed Erica Schmidt as its global chief executive officer. Erica Schmidt takes on the role after previously serving as executive vice president and managing director of the shop’s North America division. Schmidt replaces former Cadreon global CEO Arun Kumar, who now moves into the role of global chief data and marketing … Continued

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180 Female Agency Leaders Launch ‘Time’s Up Advertising’

Today, a group of women advertising agency leaders announced the launch of “Time’s Up Advertising”, an official “vertical” aimed at discussing and addressing the industry’s pervasive problems with sexual harassment and gender inequality. Time’s Up Advertising will drive new policies, practices, decisions, and tangible actions that result in more balanced, diverse, and accountable leadership; address workplace discrimination, harassment, and abuse; … Continued

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DigitasLBi rebrands globally to Digitas

DigitasLBi has rebranded itself to just Digitas following its alignment by Publicis Groupe to its media division and the appointment of new global brand president Michael Kahn. “In the last five years, we’ve worked seamlessly as a global network focused in mission, purpose and culture,” Digitas global brand president Michael Kahn told Adweek, “and our success speaks for itself.” “After … Continued

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Lego replaces British Airways as UK’s top consumer brand

Lego has been voted the strongest brand in the UK, beating more than 1,500 others in the annual Superbrands ranking. The toymaker, which is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Lego brick this year, overhauled airline British Airways to top the so-called superbrand rankings for the first time. British Airways, which had topped the rankings for the last four years, … Continued

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