Paul Phelps 'finally' succeeds Evans as group MD of AMS

John Evans has relinquished his position as group MD of AMS to

business development director Paul Phelps

Evans retains the title of chairman, but Phelps will take on more of the

day-to-day running of the agency.

As part of the restructure, AMS has promoted research manager Amanda

Garrod to associate director, in recognition of the role she has played

in developing new business.

Commenting on Phelps' appointment, Evans joked: 'After 16 years with the

company, he seems to have come through his probation period, and shows

signs of a promising future.'

Separately, AMS has picked up a piece of business, winning the pounds

500,000 planning and buying task for specialist travel company USIT


AMS has been handed the account - traditionally a press supporter -

without a pitch, and is planning to broaden the media mix.

'We will be exploring channels beyond press alone with USIT,' said



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