The Week: People news - Publicis promotes Richards

Geri Richards, the joint managing director of Publicis Blueprint, has been promoted to chief executive, replacing Jason Frost, who left earlier this year.

Alistair Young, the other joint managing director, will remain as the sole MD. The company, which discovered financial irregularities earlier this year and has lost a number of high-profile contracts in recent months, has also won a contract to publish a global magazine called ConTact for the healthcare provider ConvaTec.