Simon Derungs, who runs the Co-operative Bank and BT business at
Partners BDDH, is quitting the agency to handle pounds 30 million worth
of business at M&C Saatchi.
As one of five group account directors, he will be responsible for the
agency’s Whiskas, Pfizer, Shell, Millennium, Packard Bell and
Sainsbury’s Bank business.
Derungs, 33, will begin his new job at the end of next month, ending a
three-year stint at BDDH.
’BDDH is a good agency but it’s ranked 32nd while M&C Saatchi is ranked
eighth,’ he said. ’I’m leaving to join the Premier League. It’s an
Moray MacLennan, M&C Saatchi’s joint chief executive, commented: ’We
were looking for somebody who can not only handle clients’ business but
can create the right internal environment that gets people working at
their best. Simon is the right fit for the place.’