John Wringe, the Publicis client services director, is joining the
senior management team at Lansdown Conquest, raising speculation that
the Polycell DIY creative account will move with him.
Polycell, which joined the ICI stable last month, has a long association
with Wringe and is expected to follow him, although Richard Hytner, the
Publicis chief executive, said Publicis remained Polycell’s agency of
As managing partner and head of account management, Wringe will
effectively operate as managing director of the pounds 65 million
billing, WPP-owned shop.
His focus will be on new business, although he will also take charge of
the agency’s Alfa Romeo and Columbia Tristar home video accounts, with
total billings of pounds 9 million.
Wringe announced last month that he would be leaving Publicis after just
’Publicis is a terrific agency that will continue to do well but I felt
part of a machine and I wanted to go to a place where I believed I could
make more of a contribution,’ Wringe said this week.