Brain leaves B-M for comms role at internet start-up

Burson-Marsteller’s European marketing leader David Brain, who was only appointed to the role in March, is quitting to join a dot.com start-up.

Burson-Marsteller’s European marketing leader David Brain, who was

only appointed to the role in March, is quitting to join a dot.com

start-up.



The role was created after B-M took the decision to revert profit and

loss responsibility from its practice structure back to country heads

(PR Week, 24 March).



As a result, B-M is currently looking to appoint two staff to handle

Brain’s various briefs. The agency is seeking to appoint a managing

director to take over Brain’s client responsibilities, which include

several Unilever food and beverage clients.



Meanwhile, B-M is also likely to appoint someone from within its

European network to take over Brain’s European marketing practice role.

This is a senior role with a brief to create new products and share

knowledge across the European network.



The European marketing practice is made up of contacts in the UK,

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, each of whom reports

to their own country leader, not to the European marketing leader. The

MD post will report to Deborah Saw, Burson-Marsteller MD and UK

marketing practice leader.



Brain is to become brand and communications director at eLOGISTICS.com,

an online international transport provider. His departure is described

by both Brain and B-M as ’very amicable’ and he is currently working his

notice.



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