A shake-up at MindShare seems likely following the departure of
worldwide client service director Ron de Pear.
Nick Emery, who has added de Pear’s job to his role as strategic
development partner for MindShare Worldwide, has signalled he intends to
make changes to the company’s structure in the UK and US.
He said he would be reviewing the roles of the company’s 36-40 staff in
London ’in the context of how we service clients like Unilever or
MindShare has already announced it is merging product development and
client handling in the US.
Emery, whose job spans London and New York, looks set to carry this
process further by integrating teams across the two offices.
Part of the new structure might include the reinstatement of a senior
client service post, although Emery said: ’Whether it will be in London
or New York, I don’t know.’
He also indicated such a job is likely to be be filled through an
Meanwhile de Pear, whose two-year stint at MindShare was preceded by 25
years at J. Walter Thompson, said he was undecided about his next move
and was ’keeping (his) options open’.