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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Mclaren’

MRM, Singer Part Ways

Well, there are more changes on the MRM front to be had according to those in the know. Less than a week after undergoing various leadership shifts, including Bill Kolb‘s promotion as well as an alignment and changing of the guard in its West Coast operations, we’ve received confirmation from sources familiar with the matter confirm that Mark Singer and MRM have parted ways. Singer (pictured), who originally joined MRM in December 2008 as SVP/account director on the U.S. Army account, eventually moved up the ladder to serve as EVP/general manager at the agency’s New York hub.

From what we’ve been told by our sources, MRM worldwide president Michael McLaren will absorb Singer’s responsibilities for the time being, but there will be an eventual replacement for the latter exec (no timetable set yet, though). Prior to McCann/MRM, Singer spent nearly two years as SVP/senior partner at Ogilvy on American Express. Update: Sources add that Singer left June 3 after a long transition period” to go back into management consulting as a partner at Deloitte, where he had a previous five-year run as senior manager.

 

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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.

MRM East Welcomes New ECD

SapientNitro has lost of one of its lead “idea engineers” as Anthony Yell is leaving the agency he called home for nearly 13 years to join up with MRM as EVP/executive creative director for the East region (which includes the NYC, Princeton and Detroit offices). Yell most recently served as VP/ECD at SapientNitro, working out of the agency’s Los Angeles office and leading/managing the creative teams not only locally, but for San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto. During his tenure at SN, Yell worked with clients including Adobe, Sony, Bare Escentuals and more.

Now at MRM, the creative exec will be based in the IPG/McCann Worldgroup agency’s New York office and report to East president, Michael Mclaren.