Movers and Shakers: R/GA, Publicis.Poke, MullenLowe, Spark Foundry, LadBible

Campaign 27 May 2020 02:31

Publicis.Poke has hired MullenLowe Group UK’s Jo Arden as chief strategy officer. Arden will lead the Publicis Groupe integrated agency’s strategy department when she joins next month, reporting to chief executive Nick Farnhill. 

Meanwhile, MullenLowe has promoted global planning director Ayesha Walawalkar to chief strategy officer to replace Arden. Walawalkar has a 30-year record of strategy experience in leading roles in the UK and Asia, and joined MullenLowe in 2015 as global strategy director on Unilever.

Lindsay Turner is leaving her post as chief executive of Spark Foundry UK at the end of May. She will be succeeded by Pete Edwards, who joined the business as chief client officer in 2019. Turner became chief executive of Blue 449 and Spark Foundry in April last year, after the shock departure of Simon Davis.

R/GA is bringing Nick Pringle back to the UK as part of a transatlantic reshuffle of senior creative leaders. Pringle joins R/GA London in the new role of senior vice-president, executive creative director. 

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