Media agency Mike Colling & Company is planning a major push into international markets and is seeking a new boss to lead the charge.
The move follows the recruitment of a raft of heavyweight talent in recent years. Last September, ex-PHD chief Simon Foster joined to head up the agency’s new business modelling and data analytics division, M:USE and in 2015 former Proximity chief Ian Prager was promoted from deputy chair to managing director.
Meanwhile, in 2014 ex-UK chief executive of Havas media giant Arena, Steve Booth, joined as executive chairman. He chairs the MC&C board and assists founder and chief executive Mike Colling on group structure, strengthening the top team, helping with talent development and evolving products and services.
The successful candidate for the international MD role will be briefed to drive growth through new business and identify new opportunities. They will also provide leadership and directional guidance to the wider operational team and ensure the financial stability and profitability of the company.
In addition, they will work with the Colling and the senior leadership team to determine future strategy for delivering international media buying services to clients and work with the UK digital director to develop the MC&C digital teams to become capable of delivering global performance media investment solutions to clients.
Set up by Colling in 2002, MC&C’s clients include Royal Mail MarketReach, WaterAid and Which?; it has also worked for NSPCC, Gameloft and the Family Building Society.
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