Foote Cone Belding has bolstered its planning resource at board
level by hiring Jan Pester, Ogilvy and Mather’s head of strategic and
Pester will take over responsibility for planning on FCB’s
Kimberly-Clark business, as well as helping to develop the agency’s
ongoing Mood of the Nation research programme.
The switch reunites Pester with the tissue manufacturer which once
employed her as a marketing manager. It also marks a return to FCB where
she was previously an account director on Dulux.
The appointment of Pester, 48, ends a three-month search by the
Her recruitment is in response to FCB’s appointment to handle
Kimberly-Clark’s newly acquired Andrex business as well as the pounds 18
million Tambrands European programme.
’The Andrex and Tambrands wins convinced us that we needed more
high-level help,’ Chris Rendel, FCB’s managing director, said. ’Both the
brands are not only international but they have specific domestic
Pester’s agency career began at J. Walter Thompson. She later joined
Leagas Delaney as a board account director where she was involved in a
successful pitch for Coopers and Lybrand, later becoming the consultancy
firm’s first marketing director.