Turner promoted to new operating role at McCann London

McCann-Erickson London has created the new role of chief operating officer to take over the day-to-day running of the agency from the chairman and chief executive, Ben Langdon.

McCann-Erickson London has created the new role of chief operating

officer to take over the day-to-day running of the agency from the

chairman and chief executive, Ben Langdon.



Pete Turner, previously joint head of account management and group

account director, takes up the position with immediate effect. He will

continue to oversee his main account, L’Oreal, but will now join the

agency’s executive committee.



Turner will deputise for Langdon and allow him to perform his new dual

role within the group, which restructured at the end of last year.



The new group, known as the McCann-Erickson UK Group, incorporates the

McCann-Erickson advertising network and its nationwide marketing

communications companies. Langdon heads the group as chairman, replacing

David Warden.



’I have deliberately mirrored the American model,’ Langdon said. ’I have

Brian Child as my chief operating officer for the UK Group, and Pete is

doing the same job in London. They both have a ferocious work ethic and

a passion for developing both new and existing business.’



Turner joined McCann London three years ago from CDP, where he was group

account director.



’This is a fantastic opportunity and a huge challenge. The standards set

at McCann London are extremely high and Langdon sets a furious pace,’

Turner said.



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