Grey London hires Mr President’s Laura Jordan Bambach as chief creative officer
WPP's Grey London has hired Laura Jordan Bambach, the former chief creative officer of Mr President, to be its chief creative officer.
Jordan Bambach, one of Ad Age’s 2019 Women to Watch Europe is also the co-founder of SheSays, a volunteer network that helps women break through in the creative industries. A former president of the D&AD Awards, Jordan Bambach moved to the U.K. 19 years ago from Australia. She worked at agencies including Glue London, LBi and Dare before joining Mr. President soon after its founding in 2012.
Her appointment at Grey comes several months after the departure of previous chief creative officer Vicki Maguire, another former Women to Watch honoree, who left to join Havas London in September; and Grey’s creative chairman, Adrian Rossi, who parted company with the agency in December. Grey Europe chief creative officer, Javier Campopiano, will now step in as creative chairman in addition to his European role.
The appointments come after Grey London lost several accounts including Lucozade and Duracell in recent months, fueling speculation about its future. Prior to Maguire's departure, the agency lost high-profile chairman and chief creative officer Nils Leonard in 2016, together with CEO Lucy Jameson and managing director Natalie Graeme. The three have since set up startup agency Uncommon.
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