The deputy managing director of MindShare, Kevin Razvi, is poised
to quit the agency to join the news and business channel, CNN
The news comes in the same week that the agency announced a clutch of
new dotcom business total- ling more than pounds 9 million.
Razvi is understood to be joining CNN as commercial director as part of
a raft of changes at the channel designed to strengthen its European
His departure coincides with a new-business fillip for MindShare in the
form of three new dotcom accounts, including the pounds 3 million online
betting account, Blue Square, which MindShare won in a pitch against CIA
The agency has also been appointed to handle the media planning and
buying account for Silicon Valley, which owns the biggest ethnic site,
net, as well as to work on the rebranded and relaunched
Razvi joined MindShare when it launched, moving over from J. Walter
Thompson’s media department where he had been running the Kellogg’s
He was previously at 20/20, the joint venture between Delaney Fletcher
Bozell and media agency CIA.
Last year he was promoted from managing partner to deputy managing
director, working alongside Simon Rees, MindShare’s managing director,
to identify new-business opportunities.