RPM3 has appointed Mark Brandis, a former board account director at
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, as its new managing director.
Brandis, who ran the BT Cellnet, Weetabix and RSPCA business at AMV,
joined RPM3 this week to replace Paul Cowan who left at the end of last
year. He will take charge of the agency’s new-business drive.
He joins the board of RPM3 and will have a share of the equity, along
with Martin Butler, the agency’s chief executive, Russell Wailes, the
creative director, and Maggie Taylor, the planning director.
’I wanted to get my hands on running an agency and there is a job to be
done here,’ Brandis said. ’We have a good solid base of people here and
the output of work is brilliant - we just need to get it seen more.’
Brandis joined AMV in 1995 and was promoted to the board the following
year. His career in advertising began at Saatchi & Saatchi in 1985,
where he worked as an account manager on Procter & Gamble.
He moved to Young & Rubicam three years later, where he worked as an
account director across Colgate Palmolive, Heinz, Quaker and Volunteer
Four years later, in 1992, he joined Edwards Martin Thornton, where he
spent three years working on the agency’s Bass and Yorkshire Banks
’The ’troubled agency’ perception really is old news, we’re rocking and
the morale is fantastic,’ Brandis added. ’In the past year, we have put
on both Courts’ and Allders’ business. It will be easier to build on