Hall fills Tequila Payne Stracey planning director gap

Tequila Payne Stracey has appointed Jeremy Hall, the former planning director of Bates Communications, to do the same job at the agency.

Tequila Payne Stracey has appointed Jeremy Hall, the former

planning director of Bates Communications, to do the same job at the

agency.



Hall’s appointment fills a gap left by the previous two incumbents: Rory

Teeling, who came up from the Tequila side and left in the summer, and

Phil Cragg, who went to Bates Communications (now called 141

Communications) to fill the gap left by Hall when he resigned earlier

this year.



Bates Communications lost Hall in the first round of a series of

resignations following a radical restructure which saw the acquisition

of Blue Skies and the subsequent merger of Bates UK’s sales promotion

shop, 141, with its direct marketing outfit, Bates Communications

(Campaign, 21 May). Hall resigned the week the changes were announced,

alongside the chairman and chief executive of the agency, Marcus

Evans.



’Tequila Payne Stracey is an impressive set-up,’ Hall said. ’It has

clearly settled into a solid business unit with an excellent client

list. It also has the backing of a global network. It is an exciting

challenge to be working in this environment.’



Tequila waited three months before filling the position. Jane Asscher,

the newly promoted joint chief executive of the agency, explained: ’We

felt it was important to wait until the right person became available.

Jeremy’s background makes him perfect for the role.’



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