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GroupM names Wavemaker’s Tim Castree as North America CEO

Group M has named Tim Castree to fill the vacant position of North America chief executive. Castree formerly served as global CEO of Wavemaker, the product of a 2017 merger between media agencies MEC and Maxus that sought to counter the turn toward commoditization in ad-buying services. GroupM says Castree will be charged with further improving the competitiveness of the … 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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MAA appoints Rebecca Crook as Managing Director

The Marketing Agencies Association has appointed Rebecca Crook as its new managing director, filling the vacancy left by Scott Knox’s departure last year. Crook will join the MAA on 3rd October from transformation and innovation business The BIO Agency, where she is the Chief Marketing Officer. With Crook comes 19 years of agency experience, including management roles at ehs:brann, Rapier, … Continued

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Spring Clean Your CV

Spring has well and truly sprung here at Simply360! We’re loving the lighter evenings and slightly warmer days. Of course, it wouldn’t be spring without a good old spring clean – here are our top tips for keeping your CV fresh! Cut the Clutter. If you listed every job you’ve ever had—including that three-month stint as a barista in college … Continued

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IAB UK appoints Jon Mew as CEO

The Internet Advertising Bureau UK has named Jon Mew as its new chief executive. He succeeds Guy Phillipson who is stepping down after 12 years in the role. Mew, who will become CEO on 13 January, has been chief operating officer of the IAB since September 2014. He joined in November 2008 as its first head of mobile, before moving … Continued

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Achieve a work-life balance

Work and a career are an important part of many of our lives, from helping us to pay the bills to giving us a sense of purpose. However, it’s important to remember that work is just a part of our lives. While it may feed into many aspects of life, it’s important to find a balance that gives us some … Continued

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20 Questions you shouldn’t ask in an interview

When you’re in the hot seat, there’s a good chance that your interviewer will turn the tables at some point and ask, “Do you have any questions for me?” When you have the floor, you’ll want to take full advantage of the opportunity to show that you’ve done your homework and determine if the job is a good fit. But … Continued

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One in six Brits admit to napping at work

The UK appears to be a nation of nap lovers, with one in six even admitting that they have taken a nap at work, according to interior design company, Hillarys. A quarter (24%) said they have napped in the car, but the most popular spot was the sofa (84%). And a fifth of workers surveyed suggested that they’d like a … Continued

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Get your CV noticed by the top dog

Getting your CV in front of the actual person hiring for the job is tough. The majority of employers ask two or three members of staff to review every application they receive, meaning candidates are never guaranteed that their application will be seen by the final decision maker. Your CV is your most powerful marketing tool when it comes to … Continued

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Temporary worker billings growth at 13-month high

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has released its latest Report on Jobs, in association with Markit. The Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Key findings of the report are that permanent placements have increased at the slowest pace since September 2015, growth of … Continued

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