Citigate Dewe Rogerson has lost marketing and communications
manager Jemma Smith after less than a year in the role.
Smith joined last September as the agency's first dedicated in-house PR
and marketing chief. Citigate director Kevin Steeds said Smith - who was
unavailable for comment as PRWeek went to press - had left the firm to
Steeds said the firm was reviewing options as regards a replacement,
with internal and external recruitment a possibility.
CDR director Julian Walker has taken Smith's responsibilities until a
permanent successor is found. He joined the company over four years ago
and acts as one of the firm's financial PR advisers.
A three-strong marketing and communications team will support Walker,
comprising Ruby Harris, Debbie Fox and Haley Hart.
'A year ago we decided as a board that we needed somebody to co-ordinate
the company's marketing and communications activities. We are a
200-person company and need proper full-time support functions in
everything from admin and IT to marketing and communications.'
He added: 'Given our sheer size, we are acutely conscious of the need to
Last month, Bell Pottinger Communications and City PR firm Brunswick
hired PR and marketing managers - for the first time in the companies'
histories - hiring Luke Chauveau and Rachel Melsom respectively (PRWeek,