McCann-Erickson has recruited a deputy managing director to replace
Rae Burden, who left the agency to be the UDV worldwide account director
at Lowe Howard-Spink earlier this year (Campaign, 14 May).
Chris Hunton, who resigned as board account director on Vauxhall at
Lowes last month, joins McCanns in September.
Hunton has been at Lowes for four years working on accounts including
Smirnoff and Weetabix. He has worked with the chief executive, Tim
Lindsay, and the chief executive of Lowe & Partners Europe and
co-chairman of Lowe Howard-Spink, Jerry Judge, for seven years, spanning
both Lowes and Young & Rubicam. At Y&R, Hunton was best known for his
work on Beamish for which he was account director.
’I wasn’t going to get a management role at Lowes and there were no
other accounts I wanted to work on,’ Hunton said. ’It will be a
challenge to be part of the team at McCanns and to make my own impact on
Ben Langdon, the chief executive of McCanns, said: ’When I heard Chris
was leaving Lowes, I had to hire him. He’s one of the nicest blokes in
the business and will help me bring on all the young talent we’ve got in
Hunton’s hiring comes at the same time as Langdon’s promotion of two
group account directors, David Boscawen and Rhian Mac-kenzie, to become
joint heads of account management.
Langdon added: ’These two moves reflect the agency’s desire to put
young, dynamic and creatively orientated people at the centre of our