Former direct marketing chief Marc Nohr is leaving his global brand director job at Regus just eight months after switching client-side following two decades at agencies.
His departure coincides with a shake-up at the serviced office business, which has seen chief marketing officer Rick Vlemmiks replaced by former Lloyds marketer Eva Eisenschimmel.
It is understood Nohr’s exit is not related to the restructure, although it is not known what his future plans are. He leaves on September 1.
On LinkedIn Nohr described his role at Regus as the “interim transformation role across brand, membership, digital, global marketing planning and operations”. Regus declined to comment on Nohr’s departure but said of Vlemmiks: “Rick joined last year to conduct a strategic review of our entire marketing function and implement a wide ranging transformation and restructure. This is now nearing its successful completion.”
Nohr, a Marmite-style “love him or loathe him” figure in the DM industry, served as chairman of the DMA Awards from 2002 to 2006. He does have other business interests, however, and is an investor and non-executive director to several tech start-ups and businesses in the content, app, mobile and media space.
The former child actor turned journalist started his agency career at Burnett Assoicates in the Nineties, eventually joining forces with Paul Kitcatt, Vonnie Alexander and Jeremy Shaw to buy the business from founder Ken Burnett.
Kitcatt Nohr went on to be one of the most successful DM agencies of the past decade, eventually being bought by Publicis in March 2011. Nohr quit in January and was succeeded by Vonnie Alexander, who has spent the last few months revamping the agency’s senior management team.
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