Movers and Shakers: MullenLowe, MRM McCann, Cheil, Ogilvy, Cannes Lions

Welcome to Campaign's weekly round-up of the hires, departures and promotions across the industry.

Clockwise from top left: Myers-Lamptey, Pearce (with Nicky Bullard), Adams, Peters and Elkins
Clockwise from top left: Myers-Lamptey, Pearce (with Nicky Bullard), Adams, Peters and Elkins

MullenLowe Mediahub UK managing director Dino Myers-Lamptey is leaving the agency after nearly two years. Myers-Lamptey joined MullenLowe in May 2017. Before that, he was chief strategy officer at the7stars.

MRM McCann London has appointed Chris Pearce as chief executive. He is leaving TMW Unlimited after 11 years and is expected to join the Interpublic agency this summer,

Manning Gottlieb OMD has promoted head of planning Clare Peters to chief business strategist and head of strategy Paddy Adams to chief strategy officer. The pair, who were also executive directors, have been given their elevated roles as part of the agency's attempt to bolster effectiveness for clients.

Robin Wight (right) is stepping down as president of Engine, the marcoms group he co-created as the parent company to ad agency WCRS, which Wight founded in 1979 alongside Ron Collins, Andrew Rutherford and Peter Scott.

Jack Morton has promoted senior vice-president and executive creative director Shelley Elkins to chief creative officer. The appointment will see Elkins join the brand experience agency's executive leadership team and chairing its creative council, which comprises senior creatives from across the globe.

Vanessa Clifford is to step down as chief executive of Newsworks after nearly seven years at the marketing body for the UK newspaper industry. Clifford replaced Rufus Olins as chief executive in 2016, after joining Newsworks as client services and strategy director in 2012 from WPP's Mindshare.

John Allison and Chris Bovill are leaving Warner Music Group’s content studio The Firepit after less than two years. The renowned creative team, who previously led Channel 4’s in-house agency 4Creative, are departing Warner Music to write scripted entertainment.

Cheil UK has hired Laura Gibson as head of social media. Gibson was previously head of social at ITV Creative, where she led campaigns for shows including Love Island, Britain’s Got Talent, Downton Abbey and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

Ogilvy UK has promoted Victoria Day to head of account management. Day joined the WPP agency last year as managing partner on the Boots account, a role she will continue to hold. She was previously managing partner at Adam & Eve/DDB.

Ascential has promoted Simon Cook to managing director of Cannes Lions, from his current position of vice-president, creative excellence.

VCCP has promoted Suzie Roberts from international business director to international managing director.

Social Chain has appointed McVal Osborne as head of data and insights. He was previously UK head of strategy at ORC International.

New York-based brand design agency Vault49 has chosen Paul Woodvine to lead its newly opened London studio as managing creative director. He was previously design director, global beverages, at PepsiCo.

Amsterdam’s DDB Unlimited has appointed Maarten Vrouwes and Friso Ludenhoff (below) as executive creative directors. The shop was created at the start of this year from a merger of DDB, Tribal, Etcetera and Databay. Vrouwes and Ludenhoff, who join on 1 May, were previously creative directors at J Walter Thompson Amsterdam. They are replacing Joris Kuijpers, who is leaving after 16 years to found his own agency.

Vizrt, which provides visual storytelling tools for content creators, has recruited Steve Wind-Mozley as chief marketing officer. He was previously director marketing at Virgin Media Business.

IProspect has appointed Mark Williams to the newly created role of managing partner, product strategy. He was previously head of search at iCrossing UK.

Coffee & TV has hired Dionne Archibald as executive producer. She was previously senior producer at MPC.

User experience, design and software development specialist Degree 53 has promoted Chris Benstead from digital strategist to digital director.

Williams Lea Tag has appointed Clare Hart as chief executive of the Williams Lea business unit. She was chief executive at Sterling Talent Solutions until May 2018.

Papa John’s has recruited Karlin Linhardt as global chief marketing officer. He joins from Subway, where he was senior vice-president of marketing for North America, and before that he worked at McDonald’s.

Topics