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Tracy De Groose steps down as Executive Chair of Newsworks – Jo Allan appointed Managing Director

Tracy De Groose is standing down as Executive Chair of Newsworks in September, it was announced today. Under De Groose’s leadership Newsworks has helped change the profile of news media by driving a more unified industry story around trusted quality journalism, while laying a roadmap towards a total audience-based approach to measurement. Notable highlights include the recent ‘Back Don’t Block’ … Continued

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Remote Online Interview Tips During Lockdown

One of the primary changes to the recruitment process due to the COVID-19 pandemic is that more and more companies are moving to remote / online video interviews. Although this may not be ideal for either the candidates or interviewers, it is the new normal for now. Looking on the bright side, without the travel time you can now conduct … Continued

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Havas Media appoints Manning Gottlieb OMD’s Andrew Darby as Managing Partner

Darby joins following six years at Manning Gottlieb OMD, where he was most recently Client Business Director, leading the John Lewis & Partners business. He oversaw media strategy and execution for a number of award-winning initiatives, including the 2017 and 2018 John Lewis Christmas campaigns, and the first ever joint Waitrose and John Lewis Christmas campaign in 2019. In his … Continued

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Isobar UK & Ireland bolsters experience offering with new CEO role

Iain Valentine, Managing Partner of Whitespace, An Isobar Company, has been promoted to CEO of Isobar UK&I effective immediately. The move further strengthens Isobar’s strategy to invest in creativity to complement its London-based world-class commerce and technology teams delivering experience-led transformation. Iain will work with the current Isobar leadership teams across London, Dublin and Edinburgh, as well as production teams … Continued

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Brave Bison welcomes Oliver Green as CEO

Brave Bison Group plc (AIM: BBSN), the social video company, announces that following discussions with the Board, Kate Burns has agreed to step down as Chief Executive and as an Executive Director of the Company on 11th June 2020. The Board announces the appointment of Oliver Green as Executive Chairman, with Oliver taking over Kate’s responsibilities. Oliver Green, Executive Chairman, commented: … Continued

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WPP appoints Angela Ahrendts DBE to the Board

WPP today announces the appointment of Angela Ahrendts DBE to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. With a career in fashion and retail spanning more than three decades, Angela Ahrendts was Senior Vice President, Retail at Apple, Inc. from May 2014 until April 2019. At Apple, Angela was responsible for overseeing global retail, creating a seamless customer experience by integrating … Continued

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Unruly Appoints Former Oath and AOL Director Alex Khan as UK Managing Director

Video ad tech company Unruly, part of Tremor International, today announces the appointment of former Oath and AOL Managing Director, Alex Khan, to the position of UK Managing Director. Following the acquisition of Unruly by Tremor International in January 2020 and its decision to make the Unruly brand its international arm of Tremor International, Khan joins Unruly at a pivotal … Continued

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MediaCom Global CEO Stephen Allan Steps Down After 12 Years

Stephen Allan steps down after 12 years building MediaCom into one of the world’s leading media agencies; Nick Lawson succeeds him as global CEO GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, today announced that Stephen Allan has decided to step down from MediaCom, after 12 years as Worldwide Chairman and CEO and 38 years overall with the agency. He will be succeeded … Continued

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Ocean Outdoor launches £10 million advertising fund for SMEs

Ocean has launched an advertising fund to offer support to the retailers and SMEs most severely affected by the coronavirus crisis. A fund with a media value of £10 million has been established, giving businesses and brands access to advertising space across Ocean screens in 12 UK cities. The aim is to help support and stimulate businesses, jobs and the local economies in … Continued

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Wendy Clark Appointed as Global CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network

Dentsu Aegis Network, headquartered in London, today announces the appointment of Wendy Clark as Global CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN).This pivotal hire follows a transformational period focused on growth and scaling the business globally and builds on DAN’s objective to deliver world-class marketing services and integrated solutions which are data-driven, tech-enabled and ideas-led. Wendy brings almost 30 years’ of … Continued

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