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Mike McCoy returns to Vizeum as UK chief executive

Dentsu Aegis Network has wooed Mike McCoy to serve as UK chief executive of Vizeum, a role he will pick up from September. He spent 12 years at DAN, beginning as a buyer in the TV department and eventually rising to the position of managing partner at Vizeum UK. He then worked for two years in the agency’s LA office. … Continued

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Starcom’s UK managing director, Hamid Habib quits as Nadine Young is promoted

Starcom’s UK managing director, Hamid Habib, has left the Publicis business with Nadine Young being promoted to fill his shoes. Nadine will continue to lead the P&G One team while taking on a broadened remit with additional responsibilities across Starcom. Nadine will report to Starcom UK’s CEO Mark Howley who said “Nadine has a proven track record of inspiring teams and … Continued

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Sarah Baumann Joins VaynerMedia London as Managing Director

VaynerMedia has hired Sarah Baumann as managing director of its London office, overseeing client relations and business operations. VaynerMedia CEO Vaynerchuck says: “After opening three years ago, our London office has established itself in the UK marketplace as an agency that drives business results for our clients through attention, culture and empathy. We are now looking to expand that offering. … Continued

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Unlimited Group appoints new CEO Tim Hassett to lead agency’s next phase of growth

Unlimited Group has announced the appointment of Tim Hassett to the role of Group CEO to lead the expanding agency group into its next phase of growth. The appointment of Hassett to Group CEO follows an exciting period of growth in the past 12 months, as it made three successful acquisitions; DirectionGroup Unlimited, Firstbase Unlimited and Realise Unlimited. As a … Continued

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Publicis London, Arc and Poke to merge into one agency called Publicis.Poke

Publicis Worldwide UK has announced it is to merge its three independent businesses Publicis London (creative), Poke (digital), Arc (shopper) to become one integrated agency named Publicis.Poke. New agency’s model reflects the reality of a changed world operating with a blend of technology and creativity across brand communications, brand experiences and brand commerce. It will see the entities become integrated … Continued

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Instinctif names youngest managing partner amid promotions

Instinctif Partners’ Corporate and Capital Markets practice has made two Managing Partner promotions in its UK business. Nick Woods, who leads the Financial Services team, has become the company’s youngest ever Managing Partner, while Melanie Toyne-Sewell has been promoted within the firm’s Life Sciences team. Read more on the Instinctif Partners website: https://instinctif.com/news-entry/instinctif-partners-makes-managing-partner-promotions/

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Delineate Appoints Paul Edwards as Chairman

Insights and data firm Delineate has confirmed that long standing Non-Executive Director and industry veteran Paul Edwards has taken on the Non-Executive Chairman role at the company. Former TNS UK and Hall & Partners UK CEO Edwards currently holds several non-executive roles in global businesses including design agency JKR. He has also served as a planning partner with Karmarama, which … Continued

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UK advertising spend expected to top £21.8bn in 2019

UK advertising is expected to increase to £21.8 billion in 2019, up from £20.5 billion in 2018 according to the latest media and marketing forecasts from GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group. GroupM forecasts 6.1% growth for 2019, down from 7.8% in 2018. Digital advertising now accounts for more than 60% of total UK advertising – more than half … Continued

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McCann London promotes Sheryl Marjoram to CEO

McCann Worldgroup has appointed Sheryl Marjoram as their new CEO of McCann London. Marjoram has succeed Alex Lubar who is vacating the role to take on the position of president of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific where he will join the senior leadership board. Marjoram joined the agency in June 2017 in the newly created role of Managing Director. She boasts … Continued

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Havas PR merges with US and Australasian agencies to form Red Havas

Havas PR in the UK has joined a new merged media micro-network that has been launched by Havas Group today. Red Havas will encompasses earned, social, experiential, content and data capabilities, uniting Havas PR’s existing UK teams and a new London office, as well as Havas PR North America and Havas owned Red Agency in Australia and Asia. Effective immediately, … Continued

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