Havas London poaches Somers from Burnett as new MD

Havas in London has lured Leo Burnett head of account management Emily Somers as its new managing director, reporting to London CEO Russ Lidstone.

Which seems quite sensible as Burnett has a formidable reputation in account management, keeping McDonald’s happy, amongst other big brands.

Somers will become the latest of a quite a long list of women who are managing directors in top London agencies – although not CEOs.

Havas, formerly Euro RSCG, has been taking a few shots to the head recently; losing the creative on Volvo worldwide to WPP’s Grey and losing the huge Danone European media business to WPP’s GroupM.

Anyway, good luck to Emily (see here with CEO Russ Lidstone).

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