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