News Bulletin: Joe Copley exits Posterscope; Tourism Tasmania hunts CMO; Publicis results

By AdNews | 21 October 2016
Joe Copley has left Posterscope.

Joe Copley exits Posterscope

Joe Copley, former MD of Posterscope, left the agency back in August to pursue other opportunities. He had led the outdoor specialist agency for five years. Prior to that he was GM of Mitchells. AdNews understands Posterscope is due to announce his replacement imminently. A Dentsu Aegis spokesperson said: "Posterscope managing director Joe Copley has made the decision to depart the business. We thank him for his contribution to our business over the past eight years and wish him all the best in the future and his next challenge.”

Publicis growth slows as mediapalooza effects kick in

Publicis Groupe YOY growth slowed down in Q3 due to accounts lost in last year's mediapalooza. The global holding company reported growth of -0.4% to €2.3 billion. Taking into account exchange rate fluctuations, the growth was 1.5%. Year-to-date growth was up 5.2% to €7.1 billion, which includes organic growth of 1.9%. Last year, Publicis Groupe lost major media clients including Mondelez (North America), General Mills (US), Novartis (global) and Honda (Europe). It picked up P&G (US), Visa (global) and Coca-Cola (US). This year, Publicis Groupe gained several major clients, including Wal-Mart, Asda, P&G’s home care products and GSK.

Tourism Tasmania hunts CMO
It's not just senior agency spots that have been vacant of late, AdNews has spied a few marketer roles up fro grabs. Tourism Tasmania is on the hunt for a CMO. According to an online post, the business is after a creative, commercially-focused CMO to take on its “growing global recognition and visitor numbers to new heights”. Backed by a “progressive, open-minded and engaged board, CEO and team, as well as a motivated tourism industry”, the willing marketer will need to drive evidenced-based plans and programs, using big data and achieving a strong return on investment. Qantas is also on the lookout for an SME marketing manager and Monash University is chasing a group director marketing and operations.

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