Teeman is second to quit the Network before JWT merger

Phil Teeman, a board director at the Network, has become the second senior management figure to leave the Ogilvy & Mather media dependant as it prepares to merge with J. Walter Thompson’s media department to form MindShare next year.

Phil Teeman, a board director at the Network, has become the second

senior management figure to leave the Ogilvy & Mather media dependant as

it prepares to merge with J. Walter Thompson’s media department to form

MindShare next year.



After a nine-year stint at O&M and the Network, Teeman is taking up the

new role of vice-president of sales for the satellite TV channel,

Discovery Network Europe. His resignation follows news that Alan James,

broadcast director of the Network, has de-cided not to join MindShare

(Campaign, 21 November).



Teeman denied that his decision to leave was based on being excluded

from the MindShare senior line-up, of which only the choice of head of

broadcast has yet to be announced.



Teeman commented: ’This job came along and it is something I couldn’t

say no to, because it was such an interesting opportunity, despite my

loyalty to the company where I have worked for nine years.’



Teeman’s role will be to co-ordinate the channel’s relationship with the

UK advertising sales house, Flextech, as well as managing links with

sales houses and clients in Europe.



Nick Comer-Calder, general manager of Discovery Network Europe, said:

’Phil will give us an in-house expertise which will strengthen our

relationship with Flextech.



’Our sales operation has moved from being UK only to international so we

needed a sales director to manage these relationships.’



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