MBS Media has promoted Steve Husband to press and radio buying
director to help service its most heavyweight clients.
Husband, an MBS employee of three years, formerly ran the pounds 15
million Limelight Group account, which incorporates Moben Kitchens,
Dolphin Bathrooms and Sharps Bedrooms.
The majority of the Limelight Group and Allied Carpets media spend is
channelled into press, while Norwich Union, another of MBS’s major
clients, ploughs a large proportion of its media budget into radio.
The agency has not had a dedicated press and radio director before,
although Paul Stewart oversaw the two disciplines before leaving to join
Acumen as a partner 12 months ago.
The television buying team is run by MBS Media’s TV buying director John
MBS has also promoted Debbie Godfrey to the board. Godfrey was
previously account director on the Norwich Union business.
Now she will head a portfolio of business that includes the centralised
Michelin account, Moben Kitchens and Kwik-Fit rival ATS (Associated Tyre
London-based MBS claims to have swelled its billings by 40 per cent
during 1999 to pounds 150 million, ranking it 15th in the media agency
Commenting on the two promotions, Glenn Burton, chairman of the MBS
Group, said: ’Given our recent growth in billings, we wanted to increase
the management team. Debbie and Steve are key members of staff who have
contributed hugely to the company’s new-business success over the past
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