The move comes as Arnold's parent, Havas, is attempting to grow Arnold -- the only creative network under the French holding company besides Euro RSCG -- in global markets. Mr. Benett was co-CEO of Euro RSCG, New York.
In June, David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide and Euro RSCG Worldwide, and Mr. Kelly, then-CEO of Arnold Worldwide, together told Ad Age that they hoped to expand its global footprint to 10 countries, including Portugal, Brazil, Spain and Italy. In a statement today, Mr. Jones said: "We have big ambitions for Arnold as a global micronetwork, and I'm delighted to appoint Andrew to this new position to ensure we achieve them."
Clients of Arnold include: Ocean Spray, Hershey's, Panasonic and Mike's Hard Lemonade.
Pete Zillig, president of global brands for Euro RSCG Worldwide, is relocating from London to New York to succeed Mr. Benett as co-CEO of Euro RSCG, New York, with Jeff Brooks.