Musical chairs are a constant factor in London’s adland – the latest big move was Ogilvy Group boss Annette King upping sticks to be the new boss of all the Publicis agencies in the UK. Ms King will doubtless set a new record for extensive gardening leave – someone suggested 99 years.
We suggested a few weeks back that GroupM’s Nick Theakstone was to be the new head of WPP in the UK, country manager if you like. This was denied although it was, it seems, on the cards shortly before.
The latest such whisper is that Leo Burnett London CEO Paul Lawson is headed for pastures new, possibly Y&R. But this hasn’t been confirmed.