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Posts Tagged ‘Andy Jacobs’

McCann Goes on Promotion Spree

Twas a busy day at camp McCann as the Worldgroup has made several promotions within its leadership ranks. Among those getting a bump-up are Michael McLaren, formerly MRM East president and global client solutions director, who has now been made president of MRM’s worldwide operations.

While we’re on the MRM front, Hank Summy, who joined McCann from Sapient in fall 2011 to serve as president, North America, will now serve as president, commerce at the former agency. Meanwhile, current MRM EVP/chief technology officer, North America Andy Jacobs (pictured) will add global responsibilities to his CTO role. Taking over as president at McCann New York will be one Chris Macdonald, most recently chief executive at the agency’s London office. Speaking of McCann London, while Macdonald crosses the pond, Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson, who served as co-ECDs in said office, will be moving up the ladder to serve as co-presidents/chief creative officers. Get all that? Good.

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MRM Sets Up Shop in Melbourne, Announces Leadership Changes

We haven’t heard much from the MRM camp since their interesting “Lobby Laundry” experiment, but now, the agency has announced that it’s opened up a new branch Down Under, specifically Melbourne. The McCann Worldgroup digital unit’s new Aussie office will house a leadership team that includes senior creative team Natasha Wood and Matt Stoddart, who arrive from Wunderman, digital director Renee Stewart, social media/CRM strategist Daniel Gray, senior digital producer Ash Pegram and senior designer Cayne Snowden. Meanwhile, overseeing MRM Melbourne will be regional director, Asia-Pacific Mark Cripps.

Update: As tipsters noted this morning, Patricia Berns, who’s spent the last few years as EVP, worldwide account director on Verizon at McCann Worldgroup, is moving back to the West Coast to serve as managing director of MRM’s San Francisco office. She will replace Tim Cunningham, who is moving up to the role of chief strategy officer at the agency. In addition, MRM announced that Andy Queen, current CFO, Eastern region U.S., will become EVP, director of commercial operations, The America’s while EVP/CTO Andy Jacobs, currently EVP/CTO, will be bumped up to EVP, CTO and director of global partnerships