The McCann-Erickson UK & Ireland Group has poached Elizabeth Zea
from Young & Rubicam New York to fill the newly created position of
managing partner for group development.
Zea, who leaves a chief of staff position at Y&R, takes responsibility
for driving greater integration of the group's various communications
services. The fusion of McCann UK's different 'corridor companies', such
as the direct operation McCann Relationship Marketing, into a more
effective business machine has been a priority since the creation of the
group at the end of 1999.
'2001 will see a new push for the McCann UK & Ireland Group,' the UK
Group's chairman, Ben Langdon, said. 'Elizabeth will work with me to
take the company to its next level of development.'
Zea has spent nine years at Y&R since joining from Ammirati & Puris' New
York office, spending time as the vice-president of new business, and
senior vice-president account director on AT&T.
Meanwhile, McCann-Erickson Manchester's managing director, Sue Little,
is promoted to chief executive of the agency, replacing Brian Child who,
McCann maintains, will remain in the organisation in an unspecified