VCCP me creative partner Jamie Bell has quit after nearly three years to join Psona, the Communisis-owned business formed by the merger of a number of agencies including DM shops Geronimo and The Communications Agency.
Bell’s appointment to head up the creative department was announced to agency staff late last week. He had joined VCCP me in August 2012, four months after Neil Francis quit following the rebrand from Stephens Francis Whitson.
Bell started his career in 1998 as an art director at Grey, having graduated from Buckinghamshire College. In 2004, he joined Harrison Troughton Wunderman as head of art and deputy creative director, but by December 2008, he had quit for CMW (now Stack) to take up the role of creative director.
Ironically, the man who brought him into VCCP me – managing director Ben Stephens, who described Bell as “a class act” – is now the boss at Stack.
Psona was created late last year through the merger of Communisis’ acquisitions. Businesses in the new group include DM agencies Geronimo and The Communications Agency, as well as digital firm Public Creative, film production agency Jacaranda and social media shop Yomego.
Last week, former Fuel, Merkle, and Chemistry data chief Lee Witherell was appointed managing director of Communisis Data Intelligence (CDI), which sits in the same London office as Psona.
No-one was available at either VCCP or Psona as DecisionMarketing went to press.
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