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M&C Saatchi PR has appointed Davnet Doran from Unity as its new UK managing director

Global creative communications agency M&C Saatchi PR has promoted agency Co-Founder Chris Hides to Global Managing Director and hired Davnet Doran as its new UK Managing Director. Working closely with Global CEO and Co-Founder Molly Aldridge, Chris Hides will lead the charge across EMEA and the US to evolve and grow the agency’s capability worldwide. Doran’s remit will be to … Continued

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Channel 4 launches digital ad sales house with BT win

Channel 4 is launching a new digital ad sales house in an on-going effort to scale up its business to better compete with the likes of Google and Facebook. As part of the announcement, Channel 4 named BT as its first digital ad sales partner. It will gain access to first party data, a deal on offer to other broadcaster … Continued

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TCS Media changes hands in management buyout

Independent planning and buying agency TCS Media has announced a management buyout. The new ownership team will consist of David Price, Managing Director, Ciaran Deering, Director of Digital and Sean Guthrie, Finance Director. All have been part of the agency’s succession programme. Previous co-owner, Peter Smith will remain on the Board as Executive Director. “We operate a transparent, people-centric agency … Continued

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Wayne Arnold, global chief executive of MullenLoweProfero, is preparing to step down in 2018

Founding partner and Global CEO Wayne Arnold will depart MullenLowe Profero on 25th March 2018, 20 years to the day since co-founding the agency in North London in 1998. Under Arnold and the team’s leadership, MullenLowe Profero has become one of the world’s most respected digital transformation agencies, growing from 4 people in a single office to 800+ team members … Continued

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Merkle Appoints Julia Crawley-Boevey to Head of Mergers and Acquisitions

Merkle, has appointed Julia Crawley-Boevey as head of mergers and acquisitions for EMEA to help drive its ambitious growth strategy for the region. Since making its first major company acquisitions in the region in 2015, Merkle has expanded rapidly in EMEA to over 1,300 employees, with 12 offices across five countries. Next year will see M&A activity for Merkle increasing … Continued

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Glyn Isherwood has been appointed the BBC’s Group Finance and Operations Director.

Glyn Isherwood has been appointed the BBC’s Group Finance and Operations Director. He will join the BBC in the new year from Channel 4, where he is currently Group Finance Director. Deputy Director-General Anne Bulford says: “Glyn is highly experienced at providing long-term financial strategy and ensuring strong business performance of creative and digital organisations. “As we invest in our … Continued

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Oath UK MD Nigel Clarkson departs after internal investigation

Oath, the owner of AOL and Yahoo, has confirmed that their UK managing director Nigel Clarkson has left the company following an internal investigation prompted by “complaints and allegations” from employees. A spokesman for Oath said in a statement: “I can confirm that Nigel Clarkson’s employment has been terminated by Oath with immediate effect following the conclusion of an investigation … Continued

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The Martin Agency names Kristen Cavallo its new CEO

The parent company of Richmond-based The Martin Agency has named a new chief executive officer as the agency deals with an accusation of sexual harassment by its former chief creative officer. New York-based Interpublic Group of Cos. announced this week that Kristen Cavallo is the new CEO of The Martin Agency, effective immediately. She replaces Matt Williams, who had been … Continued

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the7stars wins £10m Deliveroo account

In the same week that it added Capital One to its fast-growing roster, the7stars, the UK’s largest independent media agency, has now won the UK and Ireland media planning and buying account for Deliveroo, worth £10 million. The online food delivery company previously used WPP’s MediaCom to handle media across Europe. Deliveroo, which is known for its distinctive green and … Continued

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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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