Rapp executive creative director Jason Andrews has been handed control of the agency’s entire UK creative output – including data, technology and media – after chief creative officer Rik Haslam was promoted to a top role at Rapp New York.
Andrews, who joined the agency in 2012, will be responsible for leading its creative offering in the UK, across clients including Akzo Nobel (Dulux), Barclays, Barclaycard, CRUK, Google, Guide Dogs and Virgin Media.
Andrews joins senior management from across the creative, media and data businesses on the Rapp UK executive board. It comprises: Haworth; chief executive Marco Scognamiglio; chief client officer Samantha Nolan; sales and marketing director Margaret Wagner; CFO Dennis Gillespie; and head of HR and people development Suzanne Hillier.
He will report directly to Ian Haworth, chairman of Rapp UK and global chief creative officer. Haslam’s role as UK chief creative officer will not be replaced.
Haworth said: “We hired Jason because of his creative leadership in the market and his award-winning reputation.
“In just 12 months Jason has made a significant difference to clients such as Virgin Media and Barclaycard and he is already delivering awards with four DMAs in his first year, including a gold for Virgin Media.”
Haslam replaces husband and wife team Wayne and Kim Pick, who have returned to New Zealand after two years as joint ECDs of Rapp New York.
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