JC Decaux has been hit by the the defection of two group heads to
the agency world.
Yoko da Sousa is leaving Decaux to become European account director of
independent poster specialist Poster Publicity, while Aaron Quinn is
leaving to take an outdoor planning and buying role at The Media
Decaux sales director Spencer Berwin admitted he was sad to see them go.
’On a business level, it is refreshing we are not losing people to our
rivals. We expect a certain amount of change within our sales operation
and we have not suffered as badly as some other companies. But on a
personal level, I am grateful to Aaron and Yoko for their support,
especially during the merger, and I am very sorry to lose them. They can
come back any time they like.’
It also appears that Jim Carter, regional development director for
Decaux in Manchester, is leaving, possibly to join More Group.
Berwin has wasted no time in replenishing his sales ranks, hiring three
sales executives last week.
They are Chris McLelland, who was working for Carlton, Claire
Constantine, who was senior sales executive on Haymarket Publishing’s
What Car?, and Kate Fitzgerald, who joins from a dotcom. Berwin is
looking for another eight sales executives.