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Gallagher Named Ketchum Pleon President, Sieg Stepping Down

Timo Sieg is stepping down as CEO of Ketchum Pleon in Europe and MD of the firm in Germany, leaving the firm at the end of the year. Dirk Popp will continue as CEO in Germany. And the company has named David Gallagher as CEO in Europe, effective immediately.

Gallagher will continue in his role as London chairman and has been serving as president in charge of operations in Europe for the past two years. Prior to that, he was head of the Ketchum operations in Europe pre-merger.

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Lee Appointed CEO of Ketchum Pleon in London

Avril Lee has been named the CEO of Ketchum Pleon’s London office, replacing David Gallagher who is now the chairman of the London operation as well as president of Ketchum Pleon Europe.

Lee was deputy CEO for three years, working on the consumer, healthcare, and corporate affairs practices. She joined the London healthcare practice in 2003 as deputy MD.

Edelman Europe CEO Posts Agency Revenue Figures

How much money do the big, holding company-owned PR agencies make? It’s a question many in the industry want to know, however the firms don’t report their revenues, citing Sarbanes Oxley and company policies.

David Brain, President & CEO Edelman Europe, has taken matters into his own hands, and posted the following revenue breakdowns on this blog:

° Weber Shandwick-$460 million-down 7%
° Edelman-$448 million-down 2% from $456 million
° Fleishman Hillard-$425 million-down 15%
° Burson Marstellar-$325 million-down 7%
° Publicis-MSL-$300 million-down 15%
° Ketchum Pleon-$300 million-down 7%
° Ogilvy-$225 million-down 9%
° Hill & Knowlton-$200 million-down 8%
° Porter Novelli (down 25%) and Golin Harris (flat)-$125 million
° Cohn & Wolfe/GCI-$120 million-down 7%

How did he come up with these figures? “Our sources for the table include bar room tittle tattle, holding company financial reports, analyst reports, client comments and the insights of employees we have hired from our competitors,” he wrote.

Take that as you will. We reached out to firms on Brain’s list, to get their take on how accurate these numbers are.

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