Movers & Groovers
Guy Phillipson, the Chief Executive of the UK’s Internet Advertising Bureau has announced his intention to step down in January 2017 after exactly 12 years heading the industry body. Phillipson will stay involved in the media business through advisory and non-executive roles.
VCCP Media has hired Marie Oldham [right] as its Chief Strategy Officer. Marie will oversee best in class planning at VCCP Media and help to further develop media integration throughout the VCCP partnership.
Marie brings with her a wealth of experience including Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner at Havas Media, and previous senior roles at the BBC and Leo Burnett. She is also a Fellow of the IPA and former Convenor of the IPA Effectiveness Awards. [more…]
While 30% of global PR firms are run by women, according to the World PR Report, produced by the Holmes report in conjunction with ICCO, it is rare to find one with an all-female board. The Oracle Group, which combines property expertise with PR and marketing, hopes to set an example as it appoints an all-female board to drive the strategic direction and growth of its business.
With a growing workforce, Oracle Group’s founder and Group Managing Director, Caroline Coskry, has elected a board of directors to join her in overseeing the company. Claire Grant, Zoe Murzell, Jaclyn Thorburn and Kathryn Reucroft have all worked with Caroline for many years and together have over 70 years of combined experience designing and delivering PR, events, marketing and digital strategies for all facets of the property industry. [more…]
The business intelligence research consultancy has hired Emma Jordan to join as head of human resources, Emma Jordan [left] to join as head of human resources, Paul Clarke [centre] as head of business systems and Abigail Bassett [right] as financial controller.
Nils Leonard, chairman and chief creative officer of WPP's Grey London, has quit the agency alongside its CEO, Lucy Jameson, and managing director Natalie Graeme. The trio are believed to be starting their own agency – a bold move at a time when the U.K. is facing long-term uncertainty triggered by last week's Brexit vote.
The shock defection has already spawned its own #Grexit hashtag on social media. Jon Forsyth, one of the founders of Adam & Eve/DDB (three of whose founders broke away from another WPP agency, Y&R) tweeted, "What an amazing pedigree for a new start up. How exciting." .. By Emma Hall
Sarajit Mitra, former Global Head of Marketing & Customer Experience at HSBC Global Banking and Markets, leads the TX proposition, and is joined by a heavyweight international team of former marketers and insights specialists. TransgressiveX, based in Kensington and operating worldwide, is led by prominent consumer psychologist Nadim Sadek, former Global CEO of Millward Brown’s Qualitative network, and Worldwide Commercial & Strategy director of Research International. [more…]
RKCR/Y&R has completed its senior management triumvirate by promoting Emily James to the role of Chief Strategy Officer.
Emily James, who was previously Head of Strategy at RKCR/Y&R, joins Chief Executive Officer Jon Sharpe and newly appointed Chief Creative Officer Jonathan Burley on the agency’s executive management team. [more…]