MediaVest reshuffles teams

MediaVest has bolstered its account teams with a raft of senior promotions.

MediaVest has bolstered its account teams with a raft of senior

promotions.



Jeremy Hill, international media manager for the agency’s client Procter

& Gamble, is moving across to the digital arm MediaVest Interactive.



Hill, who was handling strategic media planning for P&G across Europe,

the Middle East and Africa, takes on the title group planning

director.



He will advise clients on planning and buying over a range of new-media

platforms, including the internet, digital TV and WAP phones. In his

previous role, Hill advised P&G on European interactive strategy and

helped train local markets to plan and buy digital media.



Richard Townsend, who runs MediaVest Interactive, said: ’Jeremy’s

placement is fundamental to the development of the department. Agencies

must be able to offer more to clients than simply buying bucket-loads of

banner advertising.’



Townsend added: ’To find the best person on your own doorstep is a

bonus.’



Alistair Slinn, who was planning for Scottish Courage, has been promoted

to group account director.



Slinn will take charge of a newly created five-strong group, centred

around the Holsten UK business and including Rodale Press, the

Netherlands Tourist Board and the Royal National Institute for the

Blind.



Slinn, who joined MediaVest from Saatchi & Saatchi five years ago, is

keen to build a six-strong Holsten team.



He has hired David Williams as senior planner/ buyer from Universal

McCann Bucharest, where he was media group manager.



Andy Peel, an associate director at the agency, has also been promoted,

and has relocated from the press department into planning.



Peel will oversee the Quaker and Barbados Tourism Authority

accounts.



He was formerly a press group head handling financial, entertainment and

travel clients, such as Ernst & Young, 20th Century Fox and the

Australian Tourist Commission.



Simon Redican, MediaVest’s planning director, said: ’It is great to

reward commitment by promoting home-grown talent.’



Sharon Maxwell has joined the agency’s regional press buying team as a

senior planner/buyer from Mindshare.



Finally, Nick Theakstone, MediaVest’s broadcast director, has taken on

three staff for his television buying department.



Emily Rich joins from Granada to be a planner on the COI account,

Stephen Dean arrives from TSMS to work on Associated Newspapers and

Bupa, and Kirsty Elderfield joins from Starcom Motive to work on

Scottish Courage.



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