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Posterscope announces global management changes

After an outstanding career leading Posterscope, Annie Rickard has decided to step down from her global roles as Posterscope Global President and MKTG Global Chairman and will be handing over her responsibilities as leader of these businesses on 30 March 2018.
Annie founded Posterscope, the leading location-based marketing brand and has grown it into a global network of 1000+ people in 57 offices around the world, including the PSI, MKTG, Open and Liveposter brands.
Stephen Whyte, CEO of Posterscope UK, will assume additional responsibility for Posterscope Worldwide as Global President.
Jerry Buhlmann, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, said: “Annie has created a tremendous business in Posterscope which has redefined out-of-home media through its investment in data, technology and people.  Annie’s entrepreneurial spirit and leadership has been the driving force behind this growth and success and Annie leaves Posterscope as the clear market leader.  I want to thank Annie for the huge contribution she has made to Dentsu Aegis over the time she has been with the company.
Stephen has led Posterscope UK with great skill since 2015 and has a proven track record growing successful, dynamic businesses.  Stephen will now lead Posterscope Worldwide in the next phase of its ambitious growth plans within the context of a transforming digital economy.  I wish Annie all the best for the new ventures she now wants to pursue and congratulate Stephen on his new role.”
Annie Rickard said: “I have had an amazing career but it’s time for me to leave Posterscope in the very capable hands of Stephen Whyte who will deliver the new vision and continue the global roll out of our technology platforms.  I am of course sad to go, but at the same time, looking forward to pursuing other interests where I feel I can make a difference.”
Stephen Whyte added: “I know I speak for everyone when I say that we will miss Annie enormously but I am delighted to be taking on the global leadership role at such an exciting time of change and growth in the out-of-home and location-based marketing sector.”

Clear Channel UK promotes from within to fill two new senior leadership positions

– Clear Channel UK continues to deliver on their vision to Create the Future of Media, Out of Home by creating two new senior leadership roles
– The new roles increase focus on customer partnerships
– Chris Pelekanou promoted to Chief Customer Officer
– Richard Bon promoted to Chief Revenue Officer
Leading out-of-home media owner Clear Channel UK have today announced two new senior leadership positions: Chief Customer Officer and Chief Revenue Officer. Both roles have been created to help Clear Channel UK increase focus on delivering flexible, creative and accountable advertising solutions for customers.
Chris Pelekanou will be stepping into the role of Chief Customer Officer, ensuring Clear Channel UK continues its track-record of inspiring, engaging and exciting new and existing customers. The expansive role will bring leadership across a diverse customer base that includes brands, SME advertisers, landlords and local authorities.
The new role will also see Chris working with Clear Channel International, and its other business units, in order to help UK-headquartered multi-market advertisers benefit from Clear Channel Outdoors international scale. He will continue to oversee the UK Marketing, Direct Sales, Client Partnership and Creative Solutions teams.
As Commercial Director, Chris has led the commercial team through a transformative and highly successful period, since joining in from The Guardian in 2012.
Richard Bon will be stepping into the role of Chief Revenue Officer. He will be responsible for ensuring that Clear Channel UK achieves and surpasses revenue targets, through brilliant sales leadership and exemplary customer delivery.
Richard has risen through the ranks at Clear Channel UK, having joined the marketing team over 18 years ago. Most recently, as UK Group Sales Director, Richard led his team to deliver in an outstanding revenue performance in 2017. Richard will continue to lead National Sales, Trading, Planning, Revenue Management and Ad Operations teams.
Both roles will report directly to CEO Justin Cochrane.
In addition to the newly generated roles, Mark Smith will now become UK Sales Director, leading the National Agency and Specialist Partner teams. He will continue to report to Richard Bon.
Clear Channel UK CEO Justin Cochrane says: “I am thrilled to see both Chris and Richard step into these new roles, where I know they will continue to display effective leadership and further contribute to Creating the Future of Media, Out of Home. These new leadership positions further illustrate our commitment to delivering the highest customer satisfaction, as well as maintaining and growing our commercial success.”
Via: Clear Channel

Posterscope’s Global President Annie Rickard awarded FEPE Leadership Award

Today, at the 57th FEPE congress in Barcelona, Posterscope’s Global President Annie Rickard was awarded the Leadership award.
The award was for her work in transforming a UK poster specialist into a major global force in all aspects of OOH. Posterscope is now owned by Dentsu Aegis.
FEPE International is a worldwide association of outdoor advertising companies. It engages in worldwide lobbying for outdoor advertising: with authorities, international organizations, political opinion formers and the communication media.
The organisation plays a lead role in the standardisation of labels for outdoor advertising research data. FEPE International advocates freedom in communication and actively opposes advertising bans and statutory restrictions on the freedom of communication.
The FEPE congress is a global annual outdoor advertising conference with professional speakers from both the OOH and wider advertising industry.
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