Octagon drafts U.K. soccer exec for new global post

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LONDON - Octagon, Interpublic Group of Cos.'s sports marketing and entertainment division has recruited Phillip Carling, commercial director of the U.K.'s Football Association, to the new post of senior VP, effective August. Reporting to Octagon Joint Managing Director Matthew Wheeler, Mr. Carling will oversee the development of the company's international soccer properties.

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