MindShare deputy managing director Kevin Razvi is leaving the media
agency to join US satellite broadcaster Turner Broadcasting Systems’ CNN
CNN would not give details of his appointment but Razvi is understood to
be joining in a senior capacity.
The broadcaster denied Razvi’s new position would be commercial
director, as suggested by our sister publication Campaign.
Razvi’s move to CNN coincides with the broadcaster’s drive to beef up
its European management team.
TBS’s UK sales operation is run by sales director Lawson Muncaster who
was appointed in January from Mills & Allen (Media Business, 17
Razvi, who oversaw new business together with MindShare managing
director Simon Rees, has been at the WPP agency since it was
He has worked his way through the ranks, being promoted from managing
partner to deputy managing director in March last year.
Razvi was responsible for the Kellogg’s account as well as LG
Electronics, acquired in October last year.
His departure comes at a time when MindShare is expanding its dotcom
client portfolio. Recent wins include the online betting company Blue
Square, ethnic portal Silicon Valley and travel site TravelSelect.
Its other accounts include BT, Argos, Bass Taverns, Eagle Star Insurance
and De Beer Consolidated Mining.