Pru Parkinson set to leave Starcom

LONDON - Pru Parkinson, the group strategy chief at Publicis-owned Starcom, is leaving the agency.

Pru Parkinson...leaving Starcom
Pru Parkinson...leaving Starcom

Her departure follows the appointment of Stewart Easterbrook as chief executive of Starcom at the beginning of this month, replacing Linda Smith.

Parkinson was appointed by Smith to the newly created role of group strategic planning director in November 2006.

Her responsibilities included Starcom's core product offering, strategic research and insight, marketing and new business. She was also given a seat on the Starcom management board.

Parkinson was a founding partner of the WPP-owned communications and planning business Nylon, which she joined in 2004.

She quit the agency in 2005 and had been working on a freelance basis prior to joining Starcom.

Before taking on her role at Nylon, Parkinson helped to form the online communications agency OnlineVisibility, following six years as the UK chief executive of Universal McCann, which she joined in 1995.