UM redundancies

Ashley Regan
By Ashley Regan | 26 February 2024
Credit: Andrew Teoh via Unsplash

IPG media agency UM has made a "small number" of redundancies in Sydney and Melbourne after a review.

Among the movements Andrew Murray, national head of trading, has left to explore new opportunities. Murray joined UM in 2004 and his movement is not apart of these redundancies AdNews was told.

The redundancies follow a review of agency capabilities and resources to suit the changing needs of business and position itself for growth.

"UM is currently working with those affected by the impact of this decision and out of respect for those staff members, will be making no further comment," a spokesperson told AdNews.

Anathea Ruys, CEO UM Australia, said Andrew Murray was a highly respected member of UM’s team who had always provided valuable counsel to his clients and unwavering commitment to the business for 20 years. 

“Muz will always be a friend to UM and we are very thankful for his 20 years of dedication. I thank him for his energy, passion and contribution and wish him all the very best for his future," Ruys said.

In the short term, Murray’s responsibilities will be managed by the senior trading team. Further announcements will be made in due course.

The agency today won the media pitch for for global car manufacturer Chery.

UM is currently defending the global media account for audio streaming platform Spotify and the federal government's master media account.

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