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Clarity appoints new creative director to bolster creative department

Clarity, the Milton Keynes based integrated marketing agency, today announces the appointment of its new Creative Director, Katrina Howell. Joining from Red Bee Creative where she was creative director, digital, Howell will oversee creative outputs across all Clarity clients, drawing on her previous 20 years of experience. Her hire will help bolster and drive forward […]

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Avantgarde brings on Jason Anderson as digital director

Brand experience agency, Avantgarde, has announced that Jason Anderson has been appointed as digital director to further strengthen the agency’s digital offering. With over 20 years’ experience in digital working on award winning accounts including Mini, M&S, P&G, NHS, Renault, RAF, Santander, HSBC, Microsoft and Sky, Anderson joins from Sectorlight where he was digital director. Reporting […]

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McCann hires Jessica Tamsedge as new London MD

Jessica Tamsedge joins McCann London as new managing director, replacing Sheryl Marjoram, recently appointed CEO. Prior to her new appointment at McCann, Tamsedge has been serving at Grey as joint head of account leadership, with a client portfolio included Nomad Foods (owner of Birds Eye), GSK, The Tate and Pladis. Previously she led the GSK […]

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N20 expands senior team with new creative hires

  Experiential marketing agency N2O has expanded its creative team with three new appointments. Steven Workman joins as creative director with over 20 years in experiential marketing, including stints at RPM and iD Experiential, Workman brings a wealth of experience and industry insight to N2O. Jeff Witek joins as art director to support its creative […]

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GMR Marketing hires ECDs for East and West Coast offices

Global experiential agency GMR Marketing has announced the hiring of new executive creative directors (ECD) Dino Tzouroutis and David Lemke in the Charlotte and San Francisco markets respectively. Both ECDs will be responsible for supporting client teams in each market as well as the agency’s new business opportunities. “We are continuing to expand our creative […]

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Hugh Treacy joins iD Board as executive director

Brand experience agency, iD have appointed ex Arnold KLP boss, Hugh Treacy as executive director. Treacy, taking an equity stake in the company, joins the agency board – of co-founders, Paul Ephremsen and Paul Soanes, together with ex-Sainsbury’s retail expert, Marcus Fox. For 15 years, Hugh Treacy was managing director and partner of KLP Group […]

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George P. Johnson strengthens leadership team with senior appointments

George P. Johnson (GPJ) has announced the appointment of two senior hires – Kerstin Twachtmann as director of strategy and planning and Matthew Rickard as executive producer. Twachtmann joins GPJ’s strategy and planning team having previously worked as Lead Strategist at AmazeRealise, where she was directly responsible for overseeing global brands, including Lexus, Pret A Manger, […]

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Experience12 continues year of growth with new team members and fresh surroundings

Pop-culture marketing agency Experience12 has announced two new hires to the production and account management departments as they move into new offices on Greek Street in Soho to accommodate the ever-growing team. The new additions to the Experience12 team come following the agency’s sustained growth throughout 2019. Daisy Startup joins the Account Management team as […]

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The MJR Group is acquired by TEG

The MJR Group, UK-based event promoter and venue operator, has announced that it has been acquired by TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and technology business. The MJR Group promotes and operates more than 2,000 shows a year and has toured acts including 50 Cent, Hans Zimmer, UB40 and Culture Club. The company owns and […]

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GMR promotes Dana Ernst to VP of HR and Staffing

Global experiential agency GMR Marketing promoted Dana Ernst to vice president of human resources and staffing. In her new role, Ernst will be responsible for driving the strategic direction for GMR’s global talent management, acquisition and staffing teams while partnering with agency leaders to align critical HR principles with business objectives. Ernst will continue to […]

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GMR promotes Ania Sponaski to VP of Partnership

  Global experiential agency GMR Marketing promoted Ania Sponaski to vice president of partnerships. With 15+ years of experience in sponsorship marketing, Sponaski has traveled the world helping brands connect with consumers through global sports and entertainment properties, notably across Olympic programming and activations. Sponaski began her career at GMR in London where she executed sponsorship activations for the […]

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2Heads reveals record results

Experiential marketing agency, 2Heads, has announced a record period of growth, reporting an 118% increase in global turnover over the last five years to £23.5 million and adding global brands to its client roster including one of Europe’s largest automotive manufacturers and aerospace giant, Meggitt. To spearhead its continued growth strategy, 2Heads has also bolstered […]

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Grahame Muir appointed new COO for Star Live

  Star Live has announced the appointment of Grahame Muir as chief operating Officer. Muir brings with him more than 20 years of leadership experience and knowledge of the events, sport and experiential markets including global overlay projects at Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Over a 30-year career at Arena Group he rose to become Group […]

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Star Live is Born

An  new name has joined the live marketing and event world. It has been announced that four of the industry’s most  innovative businesses have merged to become Star Live, a full-service live event and brand experience partner. Mobile Promotions, BluePeg, Star Events and Beautiful Minds become a single entity rebranding under the Star Live banner. The […]

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Rakuten Marketing appoints Anthony Capano as international managing director

The newly created role will see APAC and EMEA leadership veteran, Anthony Capano, drive ambitious growth in new and existing territories outside the US Rakuten Marketing, the leading digital advertising business, today announces the appointment of Anthony Capano to the newly created position of International managing director. As managing director of International, Capano will now […]

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George P. Johnson announces new additions to senior leadership team

Bankside-based experience marketing agency George P. Johnson (GPJ) has announced two new additions to the senior team – Trudy Hardingham and Elle Shoben. GPJ’s new creative services director, Hardingham joins the agency after over a decade at FCB Inferno, where she held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently operations director. As GPJ continues to […]

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Star Events acquired by David Walley

Event industry entrepreneur, David Walley has acquired Star Events Ltd, the leading UK supplier of stages, support structures, rigging and design services. David Walley is well-known in the events industry for transforming businesses, including Arena Group and 360 Creative Events Services. He was managing director of De Boer, and most recently led the Freeman company […]

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Amplify scoops Wild Things creative partner to head new content division

Amplify are launching a dedicated content division to be helmed by Alex Wilson. Leaving his role as creative partner at Lucky Generals’ experience design arm Wild Things, Wilson joins Amplify as ‘head of content’, a newly created position. Arriving in early July 2019, Wilson will lead the charge on Amplify’s new content division. Reporting into executive […]

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The Behaviours Agency expands account handling team

The Behaviours Agency, formerly The Market Creative, has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new account handlers. Janey Leonard-Myers joins the 15-strong team as senior account manager. She will work on projects for Sharps, Bradstone and Simply Paving as well as the agency’s own marketing activity. Janey has more than six years marketing experience […]

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Impact attracts key hires in continued EMEA growth

Impact, announces the appointment of nine new team members for its Customer Success Management, Business Development, Partnerships, Enterprise Sales and HR department as it further develops within the EMEA market. Impact is a leading natively-integrated suite of products for fraud detection, marketing attribution and analytics, and creating and optimising partnerships. Smita Pillai joins as Senior Customer […]

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The Body Shop appoints new agency roster to deliver future vision for brand rejuvenation

The Body Shop’s strategy to rejuvenate its brand, demonstrating its activist credentials and its commitment to business as a force for good will be defined and delivered by three new agencies: Mother, One Green Bean and forpeople. Work will focus on bringing The Body Shop’s purpose to life through an enhanced omnichannel experience. Customers around […]

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Oliver appoints Rachel O’Rourke as head of PR and brand communications

  O’Rourke moves from Wunderman Thompson, where she led the marketing and PR function for the UK business, rallying the agency’s external communications and helping clinch Campaign’s Agency of the Year in 2018. The role will see O’Rourke grow Oliver’s reputation across the UK, and also into Europe where the business continues its rapid expansion. […]

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Experience12 expands account management team with three new hires

Pop-culture marketing agency Experience12 has announced the appointment of three new hires to bolster the account management team. The new hires come at a time of ongoing team expansion for the agency and will be reporting into experiential account director, George Bateman. The hires include account manager Hannah Daulton who, having previously worked at Xpression Event […]

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MCI UK increases its strategic growth with key hires across two UK offices

  MCI UK has announced that they are adding new talent to their teams as the agency continues to grow in both the event experience and association management and consulting businesses. Since launching MCI Experience in 2018 to offer clients a transformative approach to experience design, MCI have earned the opportunity to work with some key brands to create […]

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Imagination announces global innovation appointment

Global experience agency Imagination has announced the appointment of Stephen Van Elst to the role of global innovation director for its relationship with Ford Motor Company and creative director in Imagination’s Immersive Studio. Van Elst returns to Imagination after a 16-year absence, having originally launched his career in Imagination’s London studio in 2000, leading teams […]

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Alex Lubar named president, McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific

McCann Worldgroup has announced the promotion of Alex Lubar to president of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific.  Lubar, who has been CEO of McCann London, had previously served as McCann Worldgroup’s global chief marketing officer, based in New York.  Sheryl Marjoram, who has been managing director of McCann London, will succeed Lubar as that agency’s CEO. […]

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Sheryl Marjoram Named CEO, McCann London

McCann Worldgroup in the UK has announced the promotion of Sheryl Marjoram to CEO, McCann London. She takes over from Alex Lubar – CEO of the London office since January 2016 – who transitions to a senior regional leadership role in the global agency network as President McCann Worldgroup, Asia Pacific.  Marjoram joined the agency in June 2017 in the newly […]

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GMR hires Michael Shea as VP of client consulting and services

  Global experiential agency GMR Marketing announced the hire of Michael Shea as vice president of client consulting + services. Shea will be focused on new business development as well as leading experiential strategy, program implementation and consultation for GMR’s current clients. He joins GMR with a uniquely relevant background, having led the development and execution of experiential programming from both the agency and […]

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RPM bolsters creative team with senior appointments

Brand experience specialist RPM has swelled its creative ranks with the addition of Nick Evans and Simon Evans in creative director roles, tasked with harnessing the full span of the agency’s capabilities against client briefs. Nick Evans and Simon Evans will report into director of strategy and creativity Rob Wilson, and work alongside the business’ […]

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GMR Marketing promotes Jessie Giordano

Global experiential agency GMR Marketing promoted Jessie Giordano to senior vice president of client consulting + services. In her new role, Giordano will oversee the operations of the San Francisco office and continue to drive client development and strategic consulting initiatives within GMR. “During her 12-year tenure at GMR, Jessie has led some of the […]

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Pukka appoints Richmond & Towers, Walker and Haygarth for next phase of growth

Pukka has appointed Haygarth, Walker and Richmond & Towers to support the family-owned business’ ambitious growth strategy to sell more pies to more people, more often. The announcement follows the recent appointment of Rachel Cranston as head of marketing and will accompany a “shift in strategy” for the brand, as it gets ready to embark […]

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Strata bolsters team with four new hires

Strata Creative Communications has announced four new appointments across the agency to support growing partnerships with existing and new clients. Mike Parrott joins the senior leadership team in the newly created role of head of incentives and client service director, based in Soho, London. Ecem Pasa joins the creative department in the role of junior […]

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Blackjack’s Andy DeVito joins KVA

KVA, the digital communications and brand experience agency with a creative soul, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of travel retail and experiential marketing specialist Andy DeVito as client services director. DeVito joins KVA from Blackjack Promotions, where he was responsible for improving the integration of the creative, design, planning and logistics. DeVito […]

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Oliver hires new UK Group COO

In-house agency Oliver is continuing to bolster its senior leadership team with the appointment of Publicis Groupe veteran Jason Bailis as its UK Group chief operating officer. Bailis will report directly to Oliver’s UK CEO, Sharon Whale. His remit is to ensure operational rigour throughout the business as it settles into Y&MJ’s roster, overseeing the […]

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Azalea announces new appointments

Specialist sports and tourism agency Azalea has moved to bolster its in-house expertise with a flurry of new appointments as it continues to acquire clients and undertake fresh projects. Daniel Chidley, who joined the company six years ago and has 14 years’ experience in UK and European leisure tourism, has been appointed to the board […]

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Imagination names Sarah Campbell as creative strategy officer

Global experience agency, Imagination has appointed  Sarah Campbell as creative strategy officer. Sarah joins Imagination’s management team and will work closely alongside Group CEO, Patrick Reid, and chief creative officer, Julian Baker, to drive business growth and enhance the agency’s creative strategy. She will work across Imagination’s clients including Ford, Major League Baseball, Shell, Jaguar […]

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Initials launches technology and innovation unit LABS with two senior team appointments

Creative agency Initials has announced the strengthening of its digital offering through the launch of LABS, which will spearhead a more specialised approach to optimising digital and technology infrastructure for its clients. LABS will be led by two newly-appointed senior hires: Dominic Murray as digital and innovation director and Simon Smith as head of digital operations. […]

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Amplify matches growth with four new senior hires

Amplify is appointing four new senior Creative and Live team hires after experiencing 92% growth in 2018. Nate Thompson joins the London HQ as Creative Director; Paige Lewis expands the UK’s Business team; Laura Shalders bolsters London’s Live team as Senior Project Manager; and Anneka Lettunich joins Amplify’s newly launched Australian office as Art Director. Thompson, […]

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Liveforce acquires Watu

Furthering the Liveforce vision to create a seamless, super simple, lightning fast workforce management application, the company has acquired Watu, the pioneering promotional staffing platform, as it looks to radically grow market share and ramp revenue growth. Watu pioneered the on-demand platform for promotional staffing, developing what is now seen as industry standard technology features […]

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Liz Lean PR grows team with recruitment of new senior account manager

Sandbanks-based public relations and communications agency Liz Lean PR has strengthened its team with the appointment of Belinda Rastall to the role of senior account manager. Belinda joins the 15-strong team in response to recent client wins and to assist in the further growth of the agency, whose client list includes organisations such as Hall […]

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Saatchi & Saatchi London hires Dan Treichel

  Saatchi & Saatchi London has appointed Dan Treichel as its executive creative director. Treichel is the creative mind behind many lauded campaigns, including the world-renowned “Climate Name Change”, which was the 7th most awarded campaign in the world in 2014. Reporting to Chief Creative Officer, Guillermo Vega, Treichel will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the creative department and for […]

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Yorkshire PR firm lands triple-continent comms retainer

Scriba PR is celebrating a solid start to 2019, having secured a hat-trick of international contract wins with global shredder manufacturer client, Untha. As the bolt-on communications department for the Austria-headquartered firm, the latest appointment will see the Yorkshire agency work across three continents. Already responsible for all media relations for the Energy from Waste […]

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ESI Media appoints new chief digital revenue officer

ESI Media today announces the appointment of Andy Morley to the role of chief digital revenue officer. Morley brings over twenty years of expertise across digital audiences, agency sales, programmatic buying and selling, tech delivery and data. He has held senior roles at Emap and The Telegraph, as well as technology companies Grapeshot and Telaria. […]

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Sense expands team in the wake of key business wins

Sense has grown its account management and production teams as part of its global expansion strategy. The move follows a successful start to 2019 and coincides with a number of major client wins, including MGA, Ebay and Bahlsen. Stephanie Haigh joins as account manager, while Jon Vine-Groves takes on the role of senior production executive. […]

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Oliver hires Richard Stainer for CEO, global clients role

In-house specialist agency Oliver has boosted its global senior leadership with the addition of Richard Stainer, who has been appointed as its CEO, global clients. Stainer – whose appointment comes hot on the heels of the acquisition of Oliver’s parent firm, Inside Ideas Group, by You & Mr Jones – has an overarching remit to expand Oliver’s […]

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Hotwire and The Hoffman Agency form partnership in Asia

Hotwire, the global communications agency,  has announced an exclusive partnership with The Hoffman Agency to collaborate in Asia. The agreement, which is effective immediately, will see Hotwire work with The Hoffman Agency’s wholly owned offices in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Indonesia as part of its global network of offices and exclusive partners.  Hotwire operates through 11 wholly owned offices across North America, Europe and Australia and supports […]

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INVNT appoints Adam Harriden as executive creative director

INVNT, the global live brand story telling agency, has appointed Adam Harriden to the role of executive creative director. Harriden brings nearly 20 years’ experience to the role, and has worked in a creative capacity at agencies including Jack Morton New York, Host/Havas’s PR arm, Red Agency, Clemenger BBDO’s experiential agency, Traffik, and most recently […]

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Wonder London expands creative team with seven new hires

Brand Experience agency, Wonder London, has announced the appointment of seven new hires to bolster the creative team – all of whom will be reporting directly into design director, David Crease. As Wonder looks to enhance their creative offering, the new appointments have been a big focus to kick off 2019. The hires include Tom Maxwell, […]

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Telescope Appoints Kevin Brown as UK managing director

Telescope has appointed Kevin Brown as its UK managing director. With a background working with leading media companies and major brands on high impact campaigns in the US, in the past 18 months Telescope has already gained traction in the UK working with clients such as the BBC, Vodafone Global, Walkers Crisps, Formula E, the […]

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Telescope appoints Kevin Brown as UK managing director

Telescope, the global leader in audience engagement and social technology, has appointed Kevin Brown as its UK managing director. With a background working with leading media companies and major brands on high impact campaigns in the US, in the past 18 months Telescope has already gained traction in the UK working with clients such as […]

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Blackjack Promotions’ Fiona Rayner takes on international remit

Fiona Rayner (née Tindall) has been promoted to a new role within Blackjack Promotions, to align with the company’s international expansion plans, having taken on the new role of head of experiential and international operations. The announcement comes following the recent launch of a new joint venture for Blackjack in the Middle East, partnering with […]

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Ingenuity London appoints head of connect to bolster events offering

Ingenuity London has announced the appointment of Rachel Langton as head of connect, to drive forward the agency’s new Connect Events, launching in September 2019 across Europe and the US. Joining the rapidly expanding events team, Langton brings a wealth of experience having previously worked across the Richmond Events marketing portfolio for over 7 years as head […]

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George P. Johnson appoints new senior strategist

Experiential marketing agency George P. Johnson (GPJ) has announced the appointment of Matt Box to the role of Senior Strategist. Box joins from VCCP, where he held the position of planner, working on the Nationwide Building Society and TfL accounts. He brings with him experience from multiple strategic disciplines, including packaging design, direct marketing and above […]

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Ecrebo appoints Daniel Thompson as VP Sales EMEA to drive future growth

Ecrebo, the data and execution platform for retail, has appointed Daniel Thompson as VP Sales EMEA. Thompson, an experienced senior sales leader, joins Ecrebo’s executive leadership team and will focus on driving growth within the EMEA region. Thompson brings more than 20 years of retail industry experience working with global ecommerce, digital, retail analytics and big data […]

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Showpad welcomes new sales leaders to spearhead continued rapid growth in the UK

Showpad, the sales enablement platform for modern sellers, has welcomed Jim Preston, Iain Masson and Tim Norman into three new strategic roles within its London office. Together, they will be responsible for driving Showpad’s sales in the UK, cultivating high-performance teams that are focused on building relationships with enterprise and mid-market customers. In just six […]

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Kemosabe joins forces with Cult

Kemosabe is in its third year and continues to deliver live events and experiential marketing for brands such as Southern Comfort, Cisco, Ahoy, All Nippon Airways and Philippine Airlines. Cult was born in 2012 and has delivered pop ups, product launches and festivals as well as running full time venues, clubs, restaurants & bars. Cult has delivered experiences […]

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Shelley Sandzer secures UK debut location for Body by Simone

Acting on behalf of the brand, specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, has secured the debut UK studio for Body by Simone, the revolutionary exercise method created by  fitness guru, Simone De La Rue. Opening at 86-88 Delancey Street on 2ndFebruary 2019, this is the first time the fitness concept has launched outside of […]

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GMR Marketing names new chief client officers and chief strategy officer

GMR Marketing, a global sponsorship and experiential leader, has announced key personnel moves with three new c-suite level executives. The new chief client officer and chief strategy officer positions elevate the agency’s focus on consumer insights, client relations and global growth. “In a world that’s saturated with messages, it’s harder than ever for brands to connect […]

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Global expansion for newly branded DRPG

Creative communications group DRPG are opening four new offices, including Cologne, Illinois, Dublin and Belfast, increasing the groups locations to seven. The group has also announced a multimillion-pound expansion plan for 2019, this includes a 15,000 sq ft extension to the Worcestershire Global Headquarters, which will include digital design and motion graphics studios, a team […]

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PrettyGreen announces Sarah Henderson’s promotion to managing director

Since joining PrettyGreen to lead the Cadbury London 2012 Olympic account in 2011, Sarah Henderson has been instrumental in helping establish PrettyGreen as a leading independent Entertainment, Sport and Lifestyle PR Agency. Henderson said: “It’s an honour to step into the role of MD at such an exciting time for the business and in a […]

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Mystery Shopping Professionals Association appoints Jill Spencer as global chair for Year of the Customer

The Mystery Shopping Professionals Association (MSPA) has appointed Jill Spencer as global chair. She is associate director of React CX, the UK customer experience specialist and has launched the ‘International Year of the Customer’. MSPA represents the worldwide customer experience industry. The 450 member companies’ services include customer experience strategy, market research, merchandising, private investigation, […]

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Hotwire names Chris Paxton as first chief strategy officer

Former CEO, EMEA, of The Leading Edge joins Hotwire to help company deliver powerful insight-led strategies, ideas and communications Hotwire, the global communications agency, has announced the appointment of Chris Paxton to a newly created role of chief strategy officer, beginning February 4, 2019. He was previously the CEO, EMEA of The Leading Edge, an insight […]

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Volkswagen Financial Services UK LTD appoints marketing director

Dan James has been appointed as marketing director, which is a new role for the UK arm of Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS). Dan joined VWFS in 2006 working within the marketing department and has since held a variety of roles within the wider commercial team, including marketing manager, product development and brand manager and most […]

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Chantelle Jones joins Highjam as account director

Highjam has appointed Chantelle Jones as an account director. Chantelle joins after a three-year stint in Shanghai. Prior to this she worked at iD, where she managed and developed the Nespresso account. Her appointment comes after several new account wins at Highjam last year. Chantelle comments: “I will be leading my team to deliver the best […]

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eight&four scoops Cult LDN client services head

Creative and media agency eight&four announces the appointment of Natalie Todd as content director. Todd joins from Cult LDN, where she led accounts in London and New York, including Amazon Fashion, Universal, Barbour, The Restaurant Group and COTY. The hire comes as part of the agency’s ongoing investment into analysts, storytellers and connectors. The announcement […]

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Havas appoints Rosie Holden to run Cake

Rosie Holden, Karmarama’s former managing partner, will be joining Cake in early 2019 to spearhead its new leadership team alongside Executive Creative Director Shirin Majid, who joined earlier this year. It follows the recent departure of CEO, Adrian Pettett and MD, Jim Dowling. Holden will take over as Managing Director of the sports and entertainment […]

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Freeman acquires event marketing agency mdg

As part of an overarching strategy to serve its clients more holistically and streamline the customer journey, Freeman has acquired mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency. The acquisition enhances the Freeman spectrum of services from pre-event marketing and on-site user experience to post-show communications based on data-informed insights. “The events business is […]

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Bauer Media appoints Simon Kilby to chief revenue officer for radio

Bauer Media has appointed Simon Kilby as chief revenue officer for radio.  This new role will see Simon create and implement the advertising strategy and lead a unified radio sales team that enables the delivery of commercial revenues across the Bauer radio portfolio. Simon’s expanded role comes at a time of high demand from commercial […]

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Crown and Communique merge to create new agency

Event agencies Crown and Communique have announced that they are merging to create one of the largest independent creative event agencies in the UK, with a portfolio of high profile clients and events, spanning consumer and corporate events and experiences. Effective immediately, the new company is called Strata Creative Communications Ltd, and employs 60 people from […]

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Ebiquity Plc appoints Emma Winterson Hayward as chief people officer

Ebiquity has announced the appointment of Emma Winterson Hayward as chief people officer. In her new role, Emma will be responsible for developing and executing Ebiquity’s human resources strategy in support of the company’s overall business plan and strategic direction. She will specifically work in the areas of talent management, diversity, organisational development and change […]

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smp boosts dedicated Amazon team with new specialist appointments

smp has announced two new specialist appointments to its Amazon team, to support the agency’s ongoing international growth. Bella Bui has been appointed Media Buyer, with Febby Mpundu appointed Content Specialist. Following a series of new business successes in the tech sector, the new appointments will bolster smp’s dedicated Amazon team established earlier in the […]

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Matt Lomasney appointed M.D. at Provision Events

Sporting fan experience and sponsorship activation expert Provision Events (PVE) has appointed Matt Lomasney as its new managing director. Lomasney, who moved to PVE as head of production in March after 5 years at Because Experiential Marketing, takes up his new position with immediate effect, working out of the brand new PVE office based in […]

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Fold7 appoints Michelle Hickey as head of production

Creative advertising agency Fold7 has announced the appointment of Michelle Hickey as Head of Production. Michelle will lead Fold7’s film, video and content production department, reporting into Ryan Newey, founder and chief creative officer. With this new appointment, Fold7 aims to continue driving the evolution of the production department. Michelle will be accountable for supporting and mentoring the team […]

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GMR hires former Nike executive Mat Johnson

GMR Marketing has strengthened its global experiential presence and knowledge with the hire of former senior director of global brand events at Nike, Mat Johnson. Joining GMR as an experiential strategist, Johnson will continue to use his global background in brands, technologies, culture and events to partner with multiple GMR teams and clients to develop strategic […]

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Freeman expands global strategy practice with two new hires

In an ongoing effort to help its customers create the best live experiences and optimal marketing strategies to meet their growth and business objectives, Freeman  has expanded its Strategy practice by adding Andrew Macey and David Saef. Freeman’s already robust Strategy practice brings together data, insights and perspectives on global trends to deliver impactful, integrated […]

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GMR Marketing announce Megan Hanson as VP of client consulting and services

GMR Marketing, a global sponsorship and experiential leader, announced the hiring of Megan Hanson as vice president of client consulting + services. As VP, Hanson will use her expertise in brand positioning, experiential design and digital engagement to create more meaningful connections between brands and consumers. She joins GMR from Fame, where she was responsible […]

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The Market Creative appoints behavioural strategist

The Market Creative has appointed Greg Copeland to strengthen its behavioural strategy and insights offering. Joining the team as a Behavioural Strategist, Greg has spent more than ten years providing strategic and innovation consultancy to improve customer experiences. He has held previous positions with Havas, Kahoot! and Contagious. Greg’s role at The Market Creative will be […]

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The Specialist Works invests in senior talent post management buyout

Independent media agency The Specialist Works has appointed Katie Lobina as trading director on the agency’s board, and James Olney as head of data & analytics. Katie, previously commercial director at PMX, part of Publicis, will be the commercial and trading lead. Prior to PMX, she was Barter Trading Director at Zenith, Business Manager at […]

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Arena UK & Europe welcome new marketing team

Arena UK & Europe announced the appointment of two experienced marketeers to create an in-house marketing team. The award-winning event services company welcome Kate Karagholi and Brandon Leeming to the team to manage all of Arena’s internal and external communication channels, including its burgeoning ice rink division. Kate, who has over 25 years of marketing […]

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Provision Events recruits Tom Patient to drive expansion in cricket and tennis

Provision Events (PVE), the sporting activation and fan experience specialist, has recruited Tom Patient as business development manager to drive the company’s growth in the Cricket and Tennis markets. Patient brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously worked on the Hawkeye tennis team and on run-out technology for the England and Wales […]

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David Walley announces acquisition of Beautiful Minds

Event industry expert and entrepreneur, David Walley, has acquired  staffing agency Beautiful Minds Promotions, to operate alongside experiential and production agency, Mobile Promotions.  This is part of a move to create an integrated event business for the European market. B M Promotions is a successful business with 12 years heritage in the exhibition, experiential and […]

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Kelkoo Group announces new commercial director to help boost retailers’ return on ad spend

Kelkoo Group, the pan-European ecommerce advertising and shopping comparison service (CSS), has announced the appointment of Simon Reed as the new commercial director to drive sales and boost return on ad spend (ROAS) for the group’s partner retailers. Based out of group’s London headquarters Simon will have responsibility for building strategic client partnerships and engagement […]

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Tribal Worldwide London announces Richard Cable as head of content

Cable joins Tribal from BBH, where he spent the last four years as editorial director, working across brands including Google, Audi, Tesco, Barclays and Samsung. Prior to this, Cable was an executive producer at the BBC for 10 years, where he grew and led the BBC’s digital content offering. The appointment comes after a strong […]

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Mental health charity appoints DAM Digital

National mental health charity, Rethink Mental Illness, has appointed DAM Digital to transform its online presence in a bid to improve access to the charity’s free advice and information, and help drive donations. The appointment, which follows a competitive pitch, will see DAM Digital working with the charity to analyse its existing digital strategy and […]

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First appoints Jon Reid to manage all European operations

First, a global events agency operating out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Singapore and Hong Kong, has announced that Jon Reid has been named regional general manager, Europe. In his new role, Mr. Reid will have overall accountability for both First and Clive brands in Europe, and he will report to Maureen Ryan Fable, […]

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Equiis Technologies strengthens management team with the appointment of Zoe Willis

Equiis Technologies  has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Zoe Willis as its executive vice president, marketing. Ms Willis has 20 years media experience and joins Equiis from Hearst Magazines, where she was commercial director of Harper’s Bazaar and Town and Country. In her new role, she will be responsible for the development of Equiis’ global […]

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Ogilvy UK debuts new leadership team

Ogilvy UK has  announced a newly-formed leadership team, bringing to life the agency’s mission to serve as an integrated creative network that Makes Brands Matter. The agency’s new line-up also sees the debut of Ogilvy UK’s first-ever chief customer officer. The new leadership team, led by Ogilvy UK chief executive, Michael Frohlich, is the continuation […]

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Impact announces opening of Nordics office

Impact has announced the opening of an office in Oslo, Norway. With this new expansion, Impact will now be present in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway; providing digital marketers from global Fortune 100 brands who operate there, as well as regional brands, access to their  marketing platform. Impact has also announced the appointment of Frederic […]

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Clarins appoints Haygarth as lead marketing agency

Following a competitive pitch, Haygarth has been appointed as the lead marketing agency for Clarins UK. Haygarth will work on existing and new product innovations, with an upcoming creative campaign launch that will include digital, social, experiential and shopper marketing and is backed by a £1m budget. Haygarth’s CEO, Marcus Sandwith, has said: “We’re thrilled […]

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Natural Insight announces hire of Nigel Cruttenden as its U.K. business development manager

Natural Insight has  announced the hire of Nigel Cruttenden, a retail field marketing expert, as its business development manager in the U.K. In this role, Cruttenden spearheads the company’s strategic expansion initiatives and cultivates new business and partnership opportunities to further increase its brand recognition and market share in the U.K. market. The move is […]

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WeAreFearless announces senior promotions

WeAreFearless has announced new appointments following on from a year of rapid growth within the agency. Katie Traxton has been promoted to PR and Marketing Director to continue to build WeAreFearless’ reputation as a challenger agency in Sports, Music & Entertainment. Chrissy Brouillard has been promoted to Business Director Sport Sponsorship to ensure WeAreFearless remains […]

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Touchstone Partners acquires Shoppercentric

Global research consultancy Touchstone Partners has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Shoppercentric. Jamie Rayner, has been recruited as a director partner and takes on the position of managing director of Shoppercentric from founder Danielle Pinnington. Prior to joining Touchstone Partners Rayner held a global role at Imperial Brands. For six years he […]

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Nicole Gad joins 2Heads

Nicole Gad joins brand experience agency 2Heads as their Senior Group Account Director. Nicole brings over 15 years’ management and event experience across sectors and media platforms, including her most recent positions as Group Account Director at NCompass International. This comes at an exciting period of growth for 2Heads US following a number of business […]

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INVNT appoints director of PR and marketing

INVNT, a global live brand storytelling agency, announces the continued expansion of its team with the appointment of Brea Carter to the newly created role of director of PR and marketing. Based out of INVNT’s Sydney office, which was launched in April this year, Carter will be responsible for leading the company’s PR and marketing […]

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M&C Saatchi appoints new Group HR Director

M&C Saatchi is delighted to announce the appointment of Emily Hawkins as Group HR Director, starting in September 2018. Emily joins from Conde Nast Publishing where she held the post of senior HR business partner and head of employee engagement for four years. Prior to that Emily held senior positions at Hugo Boss UK & […]

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Splio appoints Charles Wells as chief marketing officer

Splio announces the appointment of Charles Wells as chief marketing officer, underlining the group’s objective to develop its digital and international marketing activities. In the near future, Splio will also make additional announcements that reflect a focus on product innovation. “Charles Wells joined us to advance our C2B marketing vision,” says Splio CEO, Mireille Messine. […]

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Starcom appoints Louise Peacocke as managing partner

Starcom announces the appointment of Louise Peacocke as managing partner. Reporting to Hamid Habib, Starcom’s UK managing director, Peacocke will be a key member of the leadership team, where she will be responsible for delivering best-in-class products for the agency, leading senior relationships with top-tier clients and driving overall business growth for clients. Peacocke’s digital […]

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The Specialist Works appoints new MD following management buyout

Independent international media agency The Specialist Works has appointed Tim Neligan as managing director to lead the next stage of growth following the recent management buyout led by CEO Martin Woolley and COO Parry Jones. Neligan, most recently commercial director APAC & EMEA at Publicis Media’s investment arm APX, will help The Specialist Works develop […]

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TRO promotes senior leaders

Global brand experience agency TRO has announced two key senior leadership appointments. Former Chief Operating Officer Michael Wyrley-Birch has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Responsible for all TRO offices, Michael will continue to play a vital role in the wider strategy and leadership of the global agency, collaborating with Omnicom Group agencies internationally. Michael was […]

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Oliver UK bolsters senior creative team with three new hires

In-house specialist Oliver UK is bolstering its creative team with three key hires: Kevin Bratley joins as creative director, while brother-and-sister duo Jade and Lee Trott assume roles as art director and copywriter respectively. All three will work across key accounts and report to Oliver UK’s ECD, Rob Kavanagh. Bratley will direct all integrated creativity across the […]

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