McCann-Erickson is building up its new-business department after
losing several senior members at the end of last year.
The agency has promoted Lindsay Wall, its account director, to the
position of new-business director. Wall, who joined McCann London from
Ammirati Puris Lintas in 1997 as an account director, will report to
Pete Turner, the agency’s new chief operating officer (Campaign, 21
He replaces deputy managing director, Stuart Leach, who parted company
with the agency in December after just six months in the job.
Leach was charged with overseeing new business alongside Simon
Carpenter, new-business account director, after the departure of Terry
Martin in October.
Martin left to take up the role of managing director of Bates’ Prague
Carpenter also left the agency around the same time as Leach and is now
working for the Food and Drink Awards.
Wall takes up the new role with immediate effect and will take over the
day-to-day running of the new-business effort. However, he will continue
to work on some client business, predominantly on the Cereal Partners
’It is always a pleasure to promote people from within the agency,’ said
Ben Langdon, chairman and chief executive of McCann London and the
McCann-Erickson UK Group. ’Lindsay has made a significant contribution
to the success of McCann London and, alongside Pete, is part of an
impressive A Team for new business. I look forward to seeing the